Findhorn’s St Ayles Skiff “Joppa” (the name that local loons and quines called Findhorn) was launched on Saturday 9th May 2015 and was welcomed into Findhorn Bay by skiffs and crew from Ardersier, Avoch, Burghead, Portsoy and Collieston rowing clubs.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum commissioned the design for a St Ayles Skiff, in order to encourage coastal communities to revive their rowing regattas. The skiffs are built from a kit, which means they can be put together with a basic knowledge of DIY.

Joppa is 22ft long and is crewed by four oarsmen and/or woman plus a cox. Anyone over 16 years old is welcome to come along, our oldest member so far is 83!

We try and get out on Joppa as often as we can, most Wednesday evenings and most Saturdays and Sundays, you don’t need to have any previous rowing experience to join in. Our rowing shed is inbetween the Kimberley and the piers, pop along, you’ll get a warm welcome.

Please download your membership form

FCRC member application form