Skiffie Worlds 2016

Created on: Thursday, 25 June 2015. Posted in: News | Projects News | Coastal Rowing News

Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Chairwoman Naomi Bailie, Mayor of Ards & North Down Borough Council, Alan Graham, with Robbie Wightman, SCRA and crew members from North Berwick Scotland.

Skiffie Worlds 2016

We are very excited to be hosting the Skiffieworlds 25th to 30th July 2016 here in Strangford Lough Co Down, Northern Ireland, the event is being hosted by Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership (SLLP) working closely with the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association (SCRA), and with the support of local councils and communities along the County Down Coast, who will be involved in the arrangements.

Please check out the Down Coastal Rowing leaflet  here that tells you of our community’s journeys building 8 boats here last year, and see the links below to learn more about us and our lovely unique coastal area.

Skiffieworlds will be a colourful and friendly celebration of coastal rowing, the St Ayles class has spread very quickly  with 130 boats across the world, and numbers growing all the time, we would love to see as many of these boats competing as possible.  Please see the contact details below for the local Visitor Information Centres, who have been briefed about the event and will be able to help you book somewhere suitable for you to stay in the area that will be close to the launch venues and will accommodate your needs especially if you are travelling with a boat.  It is advisable to book ASAP as the area is a tourist destination and gets booked up.     028 9182 6846   Contact Una Savage on 028 4461 2233

We will keep you all informed about the progress of the event, and will let you have all the details as soon as they are finalised, in the mean time please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of help at all on 028 42 72 8886 / 9005

Look forward to seeing you all in July 2015

The World Skiffies will be held of the shore at Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, County Down.

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