The first Isle of Mull Skiff Regatta will take place in September and looks like providing a fantastic weekend of racing and just enjoying the magic of Tobermory. Selkie is duly entered and booked on the Oban to Craignure ferry departing at 11.55 on Friday 5th September, so she’ll be there anyway with a nucleus of rowers. There’s plenty of scope for more of us to take part and it will be great if we can field more than just one crew.
Our friends on Mull visited our regatta in force and showed us a thing or two, so it will be great to return the favour.
To date Selkie and her people have competed at several events, in Ullapool (twice), Otter Ferry, Loch Vennacher and Loch Insch. Those of us who’ve been have always had a really good time and enjoyed real hospitality and kindness. If you haven’t tried you really don’t know what you’ve been missing. Please use the booking section of this site to register your interest and allow us to give the Mulleachs some real competition!
Selkie accompanied three kayakers on part of the launch of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail on Monday 21 July. It was also one of ten satellites of the Commonwealth Flotilla converging on Glasgow for the Games.
The first crew met Rob and two Stramash kayakers off Goat Island (Eilean Duin) and accompanied them back to HQ, where there was a picnic lunch and a crew change for the rowers. The second crew went down beyond Degnish Point, then waved off the kayakers to Arduaine before returning to HQ via a quick sunbathe at Port na Morachd.
The Mid Argyll skiff and the Kyles skiff were joining the next members of the kayak relay, before all the flotillas assemble at Greenock at the end of the week.
There is no rowing in the Commonwealth Games. Having been disappointed by not being allowed to row up the Clyde through Glasgow as part of the flotilla (health & safety etc), at least we could join in a small part of the Commonwealth Games in our own waters.