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Wow, what a week!

It’s been an amazing week here in Ullapool. I’ve rowed for Seil today. in the over 60s mixed – we came 6th in a field of 11 boats, putting us up to 25th on the leaderboard. I’ve also rowed for … Continue reading

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What we are doing in the Skiff Worlds

As far as I can make out from the SCR website these are the races that Selkie is entered in –  plus the cruise in company to the Summer Isles on the Tuesday. Wednesday:50+ Mixed Heat 2 Wednesday 10th July 1400hrs  … Continue reading

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Look who’s coming to the Skiffie Worlds

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A first photo report of the regatta

    Oban Seil Farm team – bronze position but on the podium!   Skiffies  

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Delivery trip through Cuan

A delivery crew took Selkie through Cuan Sound to Ellenabeich this afternoon  for tomorrow’s regatta. There was an invigorating light chop crossing from Cuan across to Easdale Sound, which the boat (and crew) handled beautifully.    

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Maiden Voyage

A successful launch and maiden voyage this afternoon

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Skiff Weekend 1st – 2nd June

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Wednesday’s painting didn’t happen

No painting today for two reasons. Firstly, only two people turned up. The minimum number to comfortably do the inside of the boat in a session is three. Secondly, the undercoat was still a bit soft. Paint had pooled between … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s painting session went well

Thanks to Ray Norris’s space heater and the bits of water pipe  some kind soul left in the shed  yesterday’s painting session went very smoothly  and the second coat of primer on the inside of the hull is (finally!) complete. The space heater … Continue reading

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Scotland Outdoors Article – Spring 2013 issue

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