Jane Johnson sent the following.
Say “St Ayles
Skiff” and the Huon Valley is starting to see double! Cygnet
township proudly launched Tasmanian St Ayles Skiff Number 2 at a very
special ceremony on March 1st at the Cygnet
Sailing and Yacht Club.
On behalf of the “Women
on Water” Franklin-based group it was a pleasure to be “special
invitees”. All who attended were impressed with the workmanship in
the skiff’s sleek design, paint and special finishing touches. The
“Cygnet” skiff was named “The Swan”. The townships gathered
to share the community spirit and pride in being part of the project.
It was an obvious demonstration of the success of a health and
well-being grant administered by the Huon Valley Health Services
The launch was a prelude to the Cygnet Yacht Club’s 150th celebration and an inaugural St Ayles Skiff event for the Cygnet Regatta was a great way to reinforce the benefits of being involved. The weather conditions were perfect, many skiff crews were involved, there was friendly rivalry and camaraderie with both St Ayles Skiffs, “Imagine” and “The Swan” gliding through the water, side by side.
And there’s more to
come. The Focus on Franklin St Ayles Skiff Regatta is to be held from
9am on Sunday March 30 on the Huon River. There are more crews,
events and opportunities to be
involved. This is an open invitation to form or join a team and be
involved with community rowing. For more information, visit
or phone 62663224