The Launch of “Sea Shadow”

The Men in Red with "Sea Shadow"

The Men in Red with “Sea Shadow”

With a forecast calling for thunderstorms, family and friends gathered on the shores of Picton Bay to christen and launch “Sea Shadow”, Canada’s first St. Ayles skiff. This celebration marked the culmination of a five month “labour of love” project.

With bag pipes playing, a wreath of white oak and ash branches on her bow to ensure safe returns, “Sea Shadow” was carried into the water and taken for her inaugural row. Mother Nature was kind, and held off for the two hour celebration so everyone could eat, drink and be merry!

The Women in Red – the party planners

The Women in Red – the party planners

Impassioned speakers: Bob and Alan

Impassioned speakers: Bob and Alan

The Glenora piper – John Harney

The Glenora piper – John Harney

Raise your glass "To the sea… to the sailors before us… to Sea Shadow"

Raise your glass “To the sea… to the sailors before us… to Sea Shadow”

Pouring champagne over the bow to appease King Neptune

Pouring champagne over the bow to appease King Neptune

Carrying "Sea Shadow" into the water

Carrying “Sea Shadow” into the water

Only room for four!

Only room for four!

Showing off to the folks on shore

Showing off to the folks on shore

Under the tent

Under the tent

Time to party

Time to party

Thank you to this posting’s photographers, Jane, Tony and Linda

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7 thoughts on “The Launch of “Sea Shadow”

  1. Congratulations on your successful launch. We have been following your progress with your build and are very impressed with your dedication and hard work.
    Dick & Bev. Gauthier, Beaconsfield Quebec.

  2. Well done, the skiff looks great. Hope Stewart is behaving himself. Spoke to him briefly last night but will have a longer chat on Friday

    Good luck.

    Adam Graham
    Honorary Secretary
    Royal West of Scotland ABC

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