Members of the team with the new skiff

The Forfar Community Skiff which will be a much-needed addition to promote healthy outdoor pursuits are delighted to advise you all that the skiff will be launched on Saturday the 5th of November it will be preceded by a chance to view it as, by kind permission of Tesco, it will be on display in their car park from 9.30 am to11.00am.

Thereafter it will go around Forfar via

West High street – The Cross – East High St – North St – Market St – Brechin Rd – Queenswell Rd – On to the Forfar Sailing Club.

All going to plan it will arrive at approx 11.45 am at the Sailing Club for a 12 Noon start.

The Skiff is to be named “Greg Luckhurst” in memory of local businessman Greg Luckhurst who passed away in 2021. A generous donation from Greg’s family allowed the purchase of the kit and so the process started with the support of three organisations. Forfar Rotary Club, Forfar and District Mens Shed and Forfar Sailing Club providing the expertise and manpower with the Strathmore Cricket Club providing the premises. The work also had two retired joiners lending their skills to make this craft, two Forfar Academy Pupils, all in all, a credit to those who participated in its construction.

The naming of the skiff will be done by Greg’s sister Laura Thomson and the Blessing of the Skiff will be by Jim McCluskey.

This will be followed by a demonstration of Skiff Rowing by the Catterline Rowers and North Queensferry Club and possibly a Team in the Greg Luckhurst Skiff.

Built to provide healthy outdoor usage to promote fitness through rowing be it for pleasure or competitive sport this is a tremendous community asset worthy of the support and funding details of which will be issued at a later date.

Due to the restricted parking available at the Sailing Club, we request that members of the public, interested in the actual Launch are requested to park in the small Car Park and or the surrounding streets and walk to the Sailing Club.

Please make sure not to cause a traffic problem for the residents in the area should the small car park be full.

Yes, as the heading says Forfar now has a Community Asset that the town should be proud of so give it your support.

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