St Ayles Skiff 249

At the end of 2019 Alan Thorne proposed that we become involved with a rather more ambitious programme to build a St Ayles Skiff, a twenty two foot coastal rowing skiff, as a community boat building project in the Purifier. 

We enthusiastically endorsed this idea and have given substantial financial support to the Cinque Ports Rowing CIC, that Alan has formed with Jude Sach, to deliver the first of these skiffs, named “Avocet”, to be launched on Faversham Creek on the 29th May 2021.

So we now have a fleet of six “Julies” (designed by Gavin Atkin), we share Avocet (a St Ayles skiff) with Cinque Ports Rowing and we also share one fifteen foot “Joansa” skiff (designed by John Welsford) with Alan Thorne’s The Purifier Yacht & Dinghy Company.

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Covid and the Creek

Many of our activities have had to be postponed due to covid lockdown and other constraints. We will resume our programme once it is safe to do so.

New Rowing Club Open Days – Have-a-go! 2021

  The new Faversham Rowing Club, based for the moment in the Trust’s Purifier Building, is running two open weekends for people to have a go at rowing. The Trust’s newly launched skiff Avocet will be available. The invitation is...

St Ayles Skiff ‘Avocet’ Launched

The Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Alison Reynolds, took to the oars wearing her gold chain of office when the town’s first coastal rowing skiff ‘Avocet’ was launched in the Creek on Saturday. The boat was commissioned by the Creek Trust. Cheered...

Plant Sale 29 May at the Purifier Building

Our annual fundraising plant sale will be at the Purifier Building on Saturday 29 May from 10am – 3pm. Donations of labelled plants would be very welcome: bring them along on the day. If you would like to help run...

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