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BLYTH, Sir “Chay” Charles. CBE, BEM (b 1940) Round-the-World Yachtsman and Atlantic Rower

Born and raised in Hawick, Scotland. As a member of the Parachute Regiment, on 4th June 1966 He and John Ridgway set off from Orleans in the US to row the Atlantic. They arrived at Kilronan on the Aran Islands on 4th June 1966, the first to row the Atlantic in the 20th century. Blyth later went on to become world famous as the first man to sail single handed round the world against all the prevailing winds and currents. A feat deemed by many experts as impossible.

Brown, Leven (Ocean Rower)

Born and raised in the Scottish borders he holds several ocean rowing world records achieved in both the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

FINLAY, Roy (Ocean Rower)

From Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire Scotland, Finlay has made three valiant, but so far unsuccessful, attempts to row the Atlantic.

Glasgow and Edinburgh’s University Boat Race

Fierce competition between Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities has existed since 1877 when the first race took place. It has been contested annually for the past 136 Years and is the second oldest race of its type in the world.

GRAINGER, Katherine CBE (Olympic Gold Medallist)

Born 1975 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Coastal Rowing Association

Formed in May 2010 to encourage coastal rowing and racing around the Scottish Coastline and lochs, with communities being encouraged to build their own St Ayles skiffs. The design for these skiffs was commissioned by the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther and this ongoing project has become a huge success, with many new boats being built and raced.

Scottish Coastal Rowing Association.

The Association was formed in 2010 to encourage boat building, rowing and racing of coastal rowing boats around the Scottish coastline. The boats, called St Ayles skiffs, are to an Iain Oughtred design based on a traditional Scottish Fair Isle fishing boat. The design was commissioned by the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther, Fife, and named after the former chapel that now forms the entrance to the museum. The “skiffies” are 22ft long with a beam of 5ft 8″ and are rowed by a crew of four with a coxwain. They are available in kit form for communities to self-build. Since 2010 the original concept has taken off worldwide and St Ayles skiffs are now being built and rowed around the world.

Scottish Rowing

Scottish Rowing is the governing body for the Scottish Amateur Rowing Association.

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