Coastal Rowing

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Banner image courtesy of Scottish Coastal Rowing Association from the ’Skiffie Worlds’ in Stranraer 2019.


13/03/2020 update:

RGYC Coastal Rowing Launch Day – Saturday 18th April 2020
Coastal Rowing is one of the fastest growing water-based sports in the world, and soon you will be able to try it out here in Gourock!
With Coastal Rowing there is something for everybody – it is a great healthy and social activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Families, women, men and mixed crews meet and enjoy rowing on the Clyde or participating in events at other clubs.
Royal Gourock Yacht Club is now building two St Ayles Skiffs, the ‘4 Person + Cox’ rowing boats that have become so popular for Coastal Rowing in Scotland, and the first of these will be launched at our Club on the afternoon of Saturday 18th April 2020.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate this new endeavour for the Club and the Gourock community. You don’t have to be a member, just come along to our Clubhouse in Ashton Road and enjoy the launch afternoon. We have superb views across to Loch Long and the Holy Loch, our bar and catering will be open, and if conditions are suitable you can have a try rowing out on the water. In the evening there is a Ceilidh to round off the launch day experience.


02/03/2020 update:

The build team are making fantastic progress on both hulls…



19/02/2020 update:

The team down at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine are making great progress with both hulls.


23/01/2020 update:

There has been major progress recently with construction of RGYC’s first St Ayles Skiff in the Boatbuilding Workshop at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine.   Hull number UK244 has been released from it’s mould and turned upright.Hull 1 construction2

Additional photos of the construction and the hard working members of our team.Hull 1 construction1Work in progress2Work in progress3Work in progress4