A sailing rig for the Skiff

posted Nov 5, 2016, 5:13 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 12:17 PM ]
We know (and love) our St Ayles Skiffs as rowing boats, but on longer expeditions it is nice to be able to hoist a sail and take a break.  Iain Oughtred, the designer of the Skiff, has come up with the sprit sail rig shown below.  Rob Ayliffe points out the following virtues:

  • no head banging boom;
  • reefable; 
  • easily rolled up, and stowable, within the boat.
The thinking is that it's for raids and voyaging, and general around the club ‘mucking about' in boats: not for regattas.