Exciseman’s Chase 2015

Stewart in his flashy Ayle of Quinte Skiff Club T-shirt

Stewart in his flashy Ayle of Quinte Skiff Club T-shirt

Ayle of Quinte Skiff Club’s Stewart Bates coxed the Royal West St Ayles skiff to a second place finish in the 2015 Exciseman’s Chase. The chase, an 8km time trial long distance race from Maidens harbour out to Culzean Castle and back: The race begins with a runner setting of from the starters tent with a token,the token on board, the skiffs set off at intervals, destination Gas House Bay under the shadow of Culzean Castle.  The plan is again for a runner to take the token from the arriving skiff to exchange on shore for a bottle of whisky back to boat, (with crew changes if available) and then pressing under all power of oar and arm back to Maidens.

Congratulations to Stewart and the Royal West crew from all of us in Canada.

Great photos on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134080931@N04/albums/72157658415235669

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