Swiftsure Regatta Nov 27 2016, at the Living Boat Trust

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:03 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 2:04 AM ]
Jane Johnson has sent us a plan for the St Ayles Skiff part of the Regatta. Other (non Skiff) events will include the Swiftsure Race, Roger Harwood and the Rat Island sailing race.

Possible skiffs available - Imagine, Billie, “New” (Franklin)

                                            The Swan (Cygnet), Chiton (Taroona)

The proposed plan is to offer something for new and seasoned rowers, over a two hour period,

Approx. 10 am to 12 noon, race course 1km from Jetty post, upstream 500m, 1 turn & return

10.30 - 10.50         1. Gentle exploring row – Launch of new skiff, head towards Nth Egg Island for “ rowpast” for new and seasoned rowers to warm up, all skiffs. Welcome to rowers from Williamstown who are planning a skiff-build.

10.50 – 11.20         2. Mixed crews “Jump in any skiff” race 500m, turn around 1 buoy, 500m return to LBT jetty. Skiff on skiff (2 skiffs). Each race takes around 10mins, 3 races

11.20 – 11.50          3. Experienced Crews for Men’s and Women’s events, 1km race

Men 11.20 to 11.35am, (2 races) Women can be part of the crew if needed             Best time wins

Women 11.35am to 11.50 (3 races) Women only                                                            Best time wins

11.50 to 12.05     TUG of WAR, rope between two skiffs( 4 skiffs total). First to pull one skiff over the line wins. Possible other events. Mixed crews, Umpires decision

12.05 to 12.30     TRIANGULAR OBSTACLE COURSE . 2 skiffs leave LBT Jetty, row to Egg Island to collect marker (bright ball). Row to Rowing Ways to collect second marker. First home wins  

Times are approximate…Have fun and good sportsmanship!

    Here’s to a celebration of the launch of the first Australian St Ayles Skiff, Franklin, Dec 2012, with the launch of FRANKLIN SKIFF 3. This is a prelude to the Franklin Regatta in 2017…five years later and there are 3 Skiffs in Franklin, 2 (1 in build) in Cygnet, 1 in Taroona. There are now over 15 St Ayles Skiffs in Australia and 200 worldwide. Contact Jane for teams wanting to join in…04007 17140, or check out the LBT website.