Forming crews and teams for the St Ayles Skiff Regatta

posted Nov 15, 2014, 8:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 28, 2014, 3:35 AM ]

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.

Teams 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. 

Those 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.