St. Ayles Skiffs are inspired by traditional & lightweight fishing vessels once used for coastal fishing in certain areas of Scotland. They are generally hand built by the same crews who will be racing them at our Regatta.
All the skiffs and teams of the Outer Hebrides will be attending, alongside a number of teams from mainland Scotland as well. On Friday there will be a Blessing of the Boats at 14:00h, followed by sprint racing in the harbour; the day will close with a jam session at the Lochboisdale Hotel featuring local musicians. Saturday will host the main event; a series of races around a 2km triangular route starting just outside the harbour and finishing in the marina. Prize giving at 17:00h, followed with a Ceilidh in the Hotel at 20:00h.