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Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club wins silver medals at the Skiffie World Championships in the 280+ category (means the total ages of the rowers is 280+ years eg: 70+ years old). Dunbar's 'senior rowers' were husband-and-wife pairings: George and Myra Johnstone, Alistair & Di Mackie, and cox Kenny Maule.

The Skiffie World Championships take place every 3 years with competing teams from Scotland, Ireland, France, USA, Canada, Holland, England, and Australia/Tasmania. This year the event was held in Stranraer, July 7--13th, in the beautiful, protected waters of Loch Ryan with 60 skiffs competing in many age- and gender-categories. There were 100 heats and races over 6 days. This year the special guest was HRH Princess Anne who  presented several medals. The Worlds is a family-friendly event held over 8 days with children's fun, music, ceilidhs, local food and evening entertainment.

Skiff-racing is the only sport in the World where the competitors are expected to build their own equipment: boats and oars. The sport started in Scotland and continues to expand throughout the World with 250+ skiffs made by each clubs' members. 


photos by Pamela Maule

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