. . . it may be that there are going to be problems in getting bums on seats to wield these oars for this competitive activity.
It isn't elsewhere. Coigheach is the wee peninsula the tiny community of Achiltibuie clings to. When Coigheach Community Rowing took to the stage at the Worlds presentations to accept the overall trophy over ten percent of their community was on stage.
With Kilmelford launching we will have another local boat to row against. Joining the club costs something between nothing and ten quid (to be decided but probably ten quid) which gives a year's use of the skiff and associated equipment, plus help with travelling to attend events. It is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get involved in a community venture that offers team spirit, exercise and fun.
You don't have to be involved with us original 'olduns' much . . . come along and learn to cox and you can take the boat out on your own. We will be offering cox training sessions (practical) plus as much theory (collision regulations, tides etc) as you need to know to cox Selkie safely. Of course, if you have already been around boats then all you will need is the practical training.
So - why not get a team together you wold like to row with, get a cox organised and book a regular training session?
We are also planning to put some permanent marks out so teams can time themselves round a fixed course.
Contact me or your preferred skiffie / committee member or just put your name down on the website and turn up for a row. Try it, you might like it!