Cygnet St. Ayles Skiff Rowing


Port Cygnet Sailing Club has a very enthusiastic group of rowing members, with two St Ayles skiffs, The Swan and The Cygnet, active six days a week. Both boats were built here in Cygnet by our members.

St Ayles skiffs are kit built to a 2009 design by Australian Ian Oughtred, based on the Fair Isle and similar skiffs in use around Britain for hundreds of years. There are now around 200 boats world-wide. 6.7 metres long, with four rowers and a cox, they are a fast, stable and dry boat. To keep costs down, the design is simple – no sliding seats or feathering oars.

If you’d just like to keep fit, or participate in the occasional inter-club or even national or international competition, try rowing a St Ayles skiff at Port Cygnet Sailing Club. You’ll be welcomed by all club members – it’s a relaxed and friendly environment.

For more information about the club’s rowing activities, email or call Jurgen Harder – phone 03 6295 1833 or Glenn Sanders - phone 0428 444 812.