Fareham Creek Regatta

Faversham has been invited to Fareham Creek Regatta which takes place on 15 and 16 July 2022 by Fareham Sailing and Motorboat Club. We will be taking two Skiffs down to Fareham to participate in some fun races and generally join in the party! It’s a fabulous event with music, gig rowing, sailing races and […]

Skiffie Worlds 2022

We are delighted to say that our skiff, Findlay Macdonald, participated in the St Ayles Skiffs world championships, SkiffieWorlds, which took place in Kortgene in the Netherlands from 25 June to 2 July. Our boat and local crew acquitted itself very well, particularly as this was a first visit to this brilliant event. The small […]

Support from The Elephant

A huge THANK YOU to Jim and everyone at The Elephant in The Mall for a donation of £1000 towards the build of what will be our 4th skiff. Without the support of our local community we could not continue to build, row and maintain these boats. The community boat build teaches skills to participants, […]

Thank you Tesco Bags of Help!

Huge thanks to the team at Tesco Bags of Help for their support of Faversham Community Boat Build. We were delighted to be awarded a grant of £1,000 to help us continue to deliver tutor-led training sessions for members of our local community. You can learn more about their grants at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Skiff No. 249

Today felt like quite an auspicious day as we turned the skiff one last time ready to attach and varnish the rubbing band, add the thole pins, thwarts and floorboards ready for Skiff No. 249 to be named by the members of Faversham Creek Trust (for my money Lapwing would be lovely.. but I’ve only […]

Funding boost from FTC

After a difficult year, we were delighted to receive confirmation from Faversham Town Council of their support for Faversham Community Boat Build with a grant of £3,000. This funding will help to support the project into 2021 and allow us to continue work building a number of St Alyes Skiffs for use by the town. […]

A work in progress

Here’s a little video update on progress with Faversham’s first St Ayles Skiff. We’re continuing to work on the boat (lockdown permitting) and would love to see more people from Faversham and the surrounding areas getting involved. No experience or skills are required, just come along and have a go. Tutor-led 2 hour workshops are […]

We turned the boat!

Huge thanks to everybody who came down to help out with turning the boat today at the Purifier. Somehow, now that is the right way up she looks larger and definitely more beautiful! Now we can start work on fitting her out, and and begin work on skiff number two. It felt quite emotional to […]

Shaping the Keel

One of our young participants, Louis, has been getting to grips with a mallet and chisel to shape the keel of our first St Ayles Skiff. Louis has been involved in boat building projects with Faversham Creek Trust at the Purifier in Faversham for the last four years, ably assisted by his Dad, Jamie, and […]