Media release: Photo and interview opportunities at SkiffieWorlds 2019

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STRANRAER SkiffieWorlds 2019 is the coastal rowing world championship for a class of boat invented in Scotland ten years ago, that has now gone global.

Rowing teams from around the world will gather in south-west Scotland next week from 7-13th July for the biggest-ever regatta of St Ayles skiffs.

There are a number of photo and interview opportunities during SkiffieWorlds; some key dates follow.

Location: Loch Ryan Shoreline, Stranraer

Key dates:

Sunday 7th July: 4.30pm Opening ceremony, including mass row-in and pipe band escort;

Monday 8th July: World championship coastal rowing commences. 12noon Arrival of HRH The Princess Royal who will start a race;

Tuesday 9th July: ‘Daft Duck Day’, a light-hearted theme to the racing; and

Saturday 13th July: World Championship finals day. 5.30pm medal presentation.

Photos and interviews: Wendi Cuffe, project manager of Stranraer SkiffieWorlds 2019;  representatives of Scottish Coastal Rowing, the organising body of the sport; various competing teams.

Highlights: Competing team gazebos and boats lined up along the shoreline. Shoreside festival including young people and traders. Racing and big screen coverage.

SkiffieWords 2019: Community boat building is a fundamental part of St Ayles skiff racing, and every participating team will have a story about their boat. In doing so, the sport brings coastal communities together and teaches skills.

To confirm attendance or arrange interviews, please contact:

Lorna Young on or phone 07872 492 283.

Alternatively, contact Allana Hardie on or phone 07701 065057.

Wendi Cuffe is the organiser and site manager for the event. She can be contacted on: or by phone on 07809 363289.

More information about SkiffieWorlds can be found at:


Photos of St Ayles Skiff coastal Rowing on Loch Ryan, Stranraer can be downloaded from:

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