A St Ayles skiff is a novice friendly boat. Rowing a St Ayles skiff does
not require previous rowing or boating experience. The skiff is stable
in the water, having been designed for 'boisterous' Scottish coastal
rowing conditions (the Regatta will be held on the smooth waters of the
Huon River). Each of the four rowers has one oar, and a cox is required
on the tiller.
If you are unfamiliar with rowing an
experienced member of the Living Boat Trust would be happy to come out
with you for the first few times.
To find out more:
As described above, a CREW
consists of four rowers and a coxswain. The gender and average age of a
crew will determine which Regatta races they can enter (except for
those which are 'open'). For example three male rowers aged 65 and one
male rower aged 58 will be eligible to enter the 60+ men's competition.
The age or gender of the coxswain is not taken into account. There are
youth, 40+, 50+ and 60+ events.
For the Regatta competition a crew must belong to a TEAM,
which is defined as a group of people representing an interest group or
geographical area. Examples of teams might be, LBT, Cygnet or Castle
Forbes Bay. It is intended that each team will be represented in MOST or ALL events.
If your team cannot do this then it can join another one. Note that
individual crews can retain an identity. As an example, given the
demographics, the Living Boat Trust may well be represented by several
over sixties teams. They might be LBT One, LBT Castle Forbes, LBT
Wooden Boat Centre etc.
may recruit from other teams to help make up their crews. Each time a
rower participates in an event they receive one point, and extra points
will be allocated for first, second and third places. Points are
allocated to the TEAM a rower belongs to, and not to the crew; for
example if a Cygnet crew contains a New Zealander, the points gained by
that person belong to the New Zealand team.
TEAMs will need to register for the regatta by 1 February at the latest.
wanting to train in Imagine at the LBT will need to book the use of the
boat by using the calendar found on the LBT website.