The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 2015 took place on Saturday in Portsoy and with Avoch in attendance for the first time. The event has been going for a good number of years and skiff racing was added to the days events as the sport began to grow in popularity. Sadly the day was not good with heavy rain falling for most of the day but that didn’t stop the teams turning out. As well as ourselves and our host Portsoy we were joined by Stornoway, Ullapool, Findhorn, Burghead, Collieston, Catterline (incorporating Gourdon and Montrose), St. Andrews, Anstruther, Pittenweem, Queensferry, Firth of Clyde and Dunbar and the overall winners Boatie Blest.
Avoch competed really well again securing another win for the ladies in the open and finishing a very creditable 4th overall. A huge well done to all the rowers and supports who braved the elements.
There are some pictures on the gallery pages link below.