Skiffs at Geelong Wooden Boat Festival 2016

posted Jan 7, 2016, 1:29 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 7, 2016, 2:03 PM ]
An email from Peter Doyle is a reminder that this event in mid March (12th-14th) is really the first St Ayles Skiff Regatta to be held on the Big Island, and should be a goodie: he's

'thrilled to report that, so far, we have seven Skiffs coming - including John Longley's two from Perth! I've managed to "book" the pontoon right in front of the RGYC club house where we'll raft the skiffs side-by-side.  It'll look fabulous!'

See for festival details.  We are attempting to get 'Billie'  across Bass Strait to participate. There is already a core crew going to represent the Small Island and it would be great to have more involved:  we are still the centre of the Skiff universe in the southern hemisphere.  It should be a lot of fun.  Contact the secretary (, or Lorrie Harrison ( to find out more. 

The picture below is from the rowing event held to celebrate the recent launch of 'FAST Messenger' at Warrnambool, and yes, the boat in the foreground is a whaleboat not a skiff.