On Saturday 12 November we are starting the process of cleaning, sanding and re-painting Hoi Larntan in Barrie’s barn at Bayfield Brecks. We shall be needing six pairs of hands initially please – working on her the right way up, so no need to turn her over at this stage. If you can come – anytime from 10:00 to 16:00 – even if only for an hour or so – please do. We have a target of sprucing her up and making her shiny for the Carrow Cup event in Norwich on 10 December – so a tight schedule.

The paint job we plan for Hoi Larntan is to repeat what we currently have – but more ambitious schemes have been seen on the Scottish Coastal Rowing web-site:

“Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will witness a double St Ayles skiff launch on 26 October. The building of these St Ayles skiffs has been an outreach project involving young people from five local schools and run by Caroline Barrie-Smith, Community Participation & Learning Officer.

The young people will take part in coastal rowing experiences with Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (PSTT) and London based charity Oarsome Chance who have helped fund the project.”



Maybe next year, perhaps…!?