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By Fiona Reid

FREE PICTURE: Skiffies World Rowing Championships Launch, Stranraer, Scotland, 19/06/2019: “Skiffie Worlds” World Championships of coastal rowing launch in stunning Loch Ryan (Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland). SkiffieWorlds (correct) is the World Championship for the St Ayles Class (correct) of coastal rowing boat, taking place from 7th to 13th July (2019). The St Ayles coastal rowing boat was invented in Scotland 10 years ago and the sport is now one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. The seven day event features more than 700 rowing crews from 57 clubs from around the world, including teams from the United States, Australia, Canada and Tasmania. VIP Visitors to the world championship event will include The Princess Royal, who will attend the event on 8th July. The event on the shores of Loch Ryan features a huge festival of local artisan food, screenings of Scottish films, heritage experiences and ceilidh dances. See: Pictured launching the festival - and a skiffie - in Loch Ryan are (from the bows at the front, right) Tim Miller, Bill McCandlish, event officer Allana Hardie and event manager Wendi Cuffe (correct). More information from: Lorna Young, PR Consultant for SkiffieWorlds - [email protected] or 01387 263 886 or 07872 492 283. Or SkiffieWorlds event manager Wendi Cuffe,- [email protected] - 07809 363 289. Photography for SkiffieWorlds from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - [email protected] - 07974 957 388. **FREE Picture - FIRST USE ONLY** - within 30 days of origination of photography; all other publications to be paid for - please contact photographer for details.

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