The Virtual RowAround Scotland (VRAS) begins today and will continue in real time around the coast until such time as restrictions are eased and we can all leap into our skiffs and complete the cyber circumnavigation for real.
Each section pilot, and through them the clubs in their section, will be contacted in turn for copy. Watch this space, and keep well in the meantime.
Read all about the start of VRAS in Gretna here
RowAround Scotland 2020 is a relay in open rowing boats around the coast of Scotland. It is organised by Scottish Coastal Rowing Association whose 70 member clubs will all take part, joining up their communities and promoting Scotland’s wonderful coastline and waters along the way.
The St Ayles Skiff is a class of four oared rowing boat where each boat is actually built by the communities that use them. They have enabled thousands of people to take up the sport of coastal rowing, and see their communities from a new angle. There will be plenty of opportunities for people to take part in this adventure, and in the events that will take place in each section. You will be able to keep track on progress through this website, and see where you can support the event as it makes its way around the coast on some of the most spectacular waters in the world.
We are delighted to be supporting RowAround Scotland as part of Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. With its hugely varied coastline and inland waters, Scotland will provide the perfect stage for this unique baton relay, shining a light on the sport of coastal rowing.”
— Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland