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Skiffs to Kangaroo Island?

posted Apr 12, 2016, 4:52 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 8:31 PM ]
Steve Coombs is currently sailing the family boat from Perth to Franklin. At Monday night dinner we heard from Corinne about his visit to American River on Kangaroo Island, and how he had been impressed with the community's plans to build the replica schooner 'Independence' (see pic below, and story at (http://bit.ly/1Vneuc5)).    On Tuesday we received a call from Rob Ayliffe inviting us down to visit this community, and were able to say (portentously) 'we know all about that'.  Thanks Corinne!  

As to the invitation:  it will take a while to get the schooner project up and running, and there is enthusiasm to build a St Ayles Skiff in the interim.  The plan is to have an inaugural Skiff regatta at American River on the weekend of May 6-7th, involving boats from Adelaide, Warrnambool and Geelong.  If you wish to participate please contact the secretary: sec@lbt.org.au

Rob has written an article about the potential for Skiffs on Kangaroo Island for their local newspaper: see attached: bit.ly/1Xu6u6u

 Image from Wikipedia