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Peerie Maa
05-24-2013, 06:17 AM
The Musical Ark (http://www.themusicalark.org/The_Musical_Ark/The_Musical_Ark.html) has been mentioned on the Forum befor.
She is now going to Ullapool to participate in the first International St Ayles Skiff races (http://skiffieworlds.com).

Worthy of cover by the Magazine?

Ian McColgin
05-24-2013, 06:47 AM
Interesting sound. Wonder what it sounds like in the water.

If there were a good writer there anyway who spec'd out an article with the editors, I'm sure an interesting perspective and story could emerge. Since WoodenBoat Magazine does not have a large stable of reporters, it really depends upon someone being there who really can make an article of general interest and either personally or with a companion get the high quality pictures.

Peerie Maa
05-24-2013, 07:15 AM
Interesting sound. Wonder what it sounds like in the water.

If there were a good writer there anyway who spec'd out an article with the editors, I'm sure an interesting perspective and story could emerge. Since WoodenBoat Magazine does not have a large stable of reporters, it really depends upon someone being there who really can make an article of general interest and either personally or with a companion get the high quality pictures.

I'd reccomend Ms Mansfield http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathy-mansfield/10/2b1/2 Dunno if Kathy is available but worth a shout.

Ewan G Kennedy
05-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Hi Ian

I'll be there with the Seil skiff and could give it a go if Kathy isn't around. Our project is on http://www.seilskiff.org.uk by the way.

All the best form Scotland

Ewan

skuthorp
05-31-2013, 06:39 AM
Ewan, it seems that the 'spirit' of coastal rowing is being rapidly lost under the combination of racing bureaucracy and overzealous competition. "Winning" is overtaking the principle of by meeting and competing everybody wins. Sad.
That said the meet and the race sounds great and I understand a team of women from Tasmania are competing.

Ewan G Kennedy
06-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Ewan, it seems that the 'spirit' of coastal rowing is being rapidly lost under the combination of racing bureaucracy and overzealous competition. "Winning" is overtaking the principle of by meeting and competing everybody wins. Sad.
That said the meet and the race sounds great and I understand a team of women from Tasmania are competing.

Skuthorp, I don't agree and hope that you're wrong. Some of us are working very hard to prevent the spirit being lost and I can assure you that bureaucracy is being kept to a minimum. Please contribute to the discussion if you wish. The link is here:- http://www.seilskiff.org.uk/rules-what-are-they-for-what-is-their-status/

isla
06-05-2013, 01:15 PM
I'm planning to visit the event for at least a couple of days, and I will be taking photos. Not sure if they will be magazine quality though. There's a good wood turner's supply shop in Ullapool which I visit from time to time..two birds with one stone.

AlecJ
06-06-2013, 06:12 AM
The shipping cost of the Musical Ark has been covered by the builder Michael Brolley. I think this man deserves some assistance in his desire to bring an American Skiff to Skiffy Worlds. If you would like to help defray his costs, please go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003277448/the-musical-ark and make a pledge to help pay for Sephira's jaunt across the pond. And if you really like it, pass on teh link to other people to make a contribution.

Thanks

Alec Jordan