The Club has 2 rowing sculls. These can be rowed by one person, one person with a trainer or as a pair – we also have 2 indoor rowing machines to keep everyone tuned up when the weather stops us getting the boats out...
You may ask 'why rowing scull and not a skiff?'
Our reasoning here is that currently rowing in Scotland for U18 is only fully supported with a progression pathway by Scottish Rowing – Scottish Coastal Rowing (skiffs and gigs, etc.) are a separate body that have no youth structure in place that clubs can make use of. Further, all Scottish University and College rowing is governed and supported by Scottish Rowing and sportScotland – the skills we intend to deliver to the majority of our Membership (youth) will set them up for transferrance into rowing within their chosen unviversity or college if they choose to continue.
In time, we would like to look into providing skiff and gig building and racing but presently we have neither the space or the Membership numbers to warrant that arm of the sport – we want to do it, as soon as we can! If you can help make some of this happen, please get in touch!
We also have two Concept2 rowing machines that will aid training, fitness, technique and these have enabled Portree High School to entr the Scottish Schools Indoor Rowing Championships. With the help of the Club's coaches, Portree High School find themselves atop the league tables early in 2017.
In August we hold a regatta that is part of the Skye Highland Games in which any Member of the Club that has completed a Club rowing equipment appraisal session may compete.
Rowing is available to any Member of Skye Sailing Club – each session has a £3 sub for all ages which builds a fund to pay for safety boat fuel and incidental bits and pieces to keep the activity going.