Photo and words by Donal Ferrie (South Queensferry Rowing Club)
As part of the Forth Bridges Festival, Queensferry Rowing Club in partnership with North Queensferry Rowing Club will be hosting their annual Regatta on Saturday 6 September 2014 with racing starting from 10am. The Regatta will bring St Ayles Skiffs from along the Forth and further afield to compete over a 2km course between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Harbour. The Festival emphasis on Community involvement is demonstrated by the fact that teams from North Queensferry and South Queensferry will be competing in boats built by the local people based on a design by the boat builder Iain Oughtred . The Regatta is going ahead with the kind assistance of Bosun’s Locker .
The following day many of the competing Skiffs will be taking part in the Flotilla on the Forth as part of 130 strong armada from 1300.