Author Archives: Ewan Kennedy

Gill of Melfort is ready to go! Oban gets started!

We’ve been invited to the official launch of Kilmelford’s Gill of Melfort to take place from the boatyard on Sunday 18 August at 1400. There’s a rumour that there may be a BBQ to celebrate the event. Meantime on Wednesday … Continue reading

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We’ve got a Trolley

Once again we’ve picked the brains of the Ullapool people and copied their ideas for a trolley, which is 90% there, just needing some paint, some scrap carpet glued to the supporting pads and the axles drilled to take big … Continue reading

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More about the Skiffieworlds

Further to Nick’s post earlier the few among us who have not been constantly out on the Sound practising racing starts and turns will have noticed that the heats and lanes were selected by secret ballot at Portsoy last weekend. … Continue reading

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Fame at last

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The Islay Festival of the Sea and the Dalriada Festival

We’ve had an invitation from the organisers of the Islay Festival, which takes place around 2/3 August. The website is here: There are no ferry sailings from Oban that suit, but we could go from Kennacraig, leaving Friday 2 August … Continue reading

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The Selkie Logo has arrived just in time

Courtesy of our design team consisting of Neve, Paul and Adam. What do people think?

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Rules – What are they for? What is their status?

I’m sure that most of us just want to go rowing, but there are some sad people who think about dry and dusty things like the rules. Later this year when we go to the Skiffieworlds there will probably be … Continue reading

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We’re rowing!

 Selkie has her name on now   And knows where she’s from.   Our formidable ladies team out last week. 

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Notice of Race for the Regatta

Isle of Seil Skiff Regatta 2013  Notice of Race  Venue The Isle of Seil is about ten miles South of Oban and linked to the mainland by the Bridge over the Atlantic. The Regatta will be centred on Ellenabeich (Easdale) … Continue reading

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Launching on Sunday 19 May at 2.00pm

Well, there we are, we got there, just about a year after the first meeting. Not just a boat made, friendships too.

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