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By Fiona Reid
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All set for Skiffies

THE countdown is on for the Skiffies World Rowing Championships, which takes place in the region next month.

The coastal rowing event for the St Ayles class will be held at Loch Ryan from July 7-13.

More than 700 rowing crews from 57 clubs around the world, including America, Australia, Canada and Tasmania, are expected.

And the Princess Royal will also be in attendance on the second day.

Alongside the rowing, there will be a food festival, film screenings, heritage experiences and ceilidh dances.

The St Ayles coastal rowing boat was invented in Scotland ten years ago and the sport is now one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

Pictured at the official launch this week are Tim Miller, Bill McCandlish, event officer Allana Hardie and event manager Wendi Cuffe

Photos by Colin Hattersley 

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