The Virtual RowAround Scotland 2020 (VRAS) began on 25th March 2020 and continued in real time around the coast, we hoped only until such time as restrictions were eased and we could all leap into our skiffs and complete the cyber circumnavigation for real. In the event RowAround was postponed, in its entirety, until 2021. Thanks to all the pilots and clubs for their contributions to the daily virtual blog, which will provide a lasting legacy in celebration of our tenth anniversary. Roll on 2021!
RowAround Scotland 2021 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