Currently, unless the whole crew is from the same household it is IMPOSSIBLE to row a St. Ayles Skiff with four rowing and a cox. However, there are combinations with smaller crews from two households that could currently row a St.Ayles Skiff. Those being:

  • Bow from one household plus 3, stroke & cox from another;
  • Bow & 2 from one household plus stroke & cox from another;
  • Bow, 2 & 3 from one household plus cox from another;
  • Using it as a coxed pair is also feasible, with a number of combinations.

In short, on the water, there must be at least one unoccupied seat between households.

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • 2m social distancing between households at all times. When launching, rowing and recovering the boat;
  • Maximum of 2 households meeting to launch, row & recover the boat;
  • Use of covering for the mouth and nose;
  • Gloves should be worn at all times;
  • Washing down the boat and equipment with detergent before and after the outings. There will be disinfect spray and cloths in the box marked Iolair is beside the skiffs. Please use;
  • Minimise or avoiding the use of shared equipment. Any shared equipment must also be disinfected;
  • Avoid any need to call for assistance and therefore compromise the emergency services personnel. So only undertake the outings with a competent crew and in conditions, and forecasted conditions, well within their capability. Please do remember also the strength of your crew for getting the skiff in and out safely;

Please note, as always you are responsible for your own and others safety so do please follow the guidelines.

All the best

Please be aware that sessions must be booked by a Club Member. Any day/time slot not shown is still free. Members' phone numbers and email addresses can be found here: Members' Area (password protected for members only).

Please note: All of the members with a star (*) next to their name are experienced coxes. At least one of them should always be in every outing.
(j) indicates a junior member between the ages of 14 and 18, who is accompanied by a parent or guardian.



Wednesday, 12th
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm | RC*, CS* | Hamilton Rock Challenge


No bookings

Types of Outing

Social Row – Easy going, relaxed outing, usually with several breaks and tips on technique only if requested.
Technique Session – The focus of these outings is improving rowing technique.
Fitness Session – These outings are about improving fitness and stamina in the skiff (interval training etc.). Suitable for all levels of ability. Mini Regatta & Social – During the winter we invite other local rowing clubs over for a day of mixed club races and socialising. All members are welcome to come for a taste of competitive rowing.
Regatta Training – Crews will be actively working on improving technique, fitness and stamina and might be practising things specific to regattas e.g. turns, racing starts, sprints. Can be physically demanding and necessary for those rowers and coxes who want to take part in regattas but also open to others.
Race Training – Every Saturday morning outside of the regatta season (mid autumn to late winter) the skiffs race against each other twice over a 1.2km course. Crews are selected randomly on the day from the people present. Physically demanding.
Hamilton Rock Challenge – Timed outing around Hamilton Rock and back - approximately 6km. Very physically demanding.

Booking Form

The booking form has now moved to the Members’ Area. If you have forgotten the password or have any other questions, please send an email to

Terms & Conditions

Sessions must be booked by a Club Member who must be present and responsible for the safety and supervision of any session they book.
Bookings can be made for up to 1.5 hour sessions in any one day at this time. If you require longer than a 1.5 hour session, please contact us:
Bookings are free where all rowers are club members. Guest rowers pay a rate of £2.50 per day per person and should fill in the Day Guest Membership Form. Payment details below.

I understand that all members, guests and visitors of the club use the boat entirely at their own risk and explicitly accept that:

  • Rowing is undertaken at my own risk, and that it is my responsibility to declare myself unfit for rowing if unfit or unwell;
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times when afloat;
  • The club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the club;
  • The club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of use of club facilities, or out of participation in any race or other activity organised by the club, whether sustained by members, guests or visitors or caused by the said members, guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, defaults or negligence of any of the officers, committee or servants of the club;
  • At least one competent club member with sufficient coxing experience (as determined by the ACRC committee and designated with an asterisk on the booking form and list of members) should be onboard and responsible for a club skiff at any time it is afloat;
  • Due to the weight of the oars, participants must be 14 years of age or over.

Organisers of a rowing session should:

  • Check the weather forecast and tide
  • Tell someone who is not going out when you expect to return
  • Ring this person to tell them you are safely back
  • Check the boat equipment before setting out
  • Report any damage or missing items to a committee member

Please treat the skiffs and their equipment as though you and your friends had spent hundreds of hours making and painting them.

Payment Details

A club member who invites a guest is responsible for asking them to fill out and sign a Day Guest Membership Form (available in the white cupboard) and for putting it into the red honesty box inside the door of the Yacht Club building. Fees for guest rowers can be paid in any of the following ways:

  • Sent by BACs to Arran Coastal Rowing Club
    Sort code: 83 16 37
    Acc. No.: 00117919
    Please include your name as reference.
  • By cheque payable to Arran Coastal Rowing Club
  • Cash

Please put cash/cheques into the red honesty box inside the door of the Yacht Club building.

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