Luing Launch

Selkie rowed down from the pontoon to South Cuan on Saturday 24 May, to support the launch of the Isle 0f Luing’s skiff, Hinba, and re-launch of their renovated Fair Isle skiff, Virda.

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A piper, BBQ, blessing of the boats, bunting and tropical blue seas all made for a great day out. We were joined by Gill of Melfort, from Kilmelford, who rowed across from North Cuan.

Monty Halls was there too, with a BBC camera crew, taking a break from making a film about diving in the Slate Islands – watch this space!

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After the launch, Selkie raced the Luing ferry, Belnahua, across Cuan Sound (we won!!) and beached for the night. A very early Sunday row repositioned the skiff at Ellenabeich, ready for our regatta this coming weekend.





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