Friday 2 August 2013

Scully Day - St Ives Harbour

Scully Day - St Ives Harbour

St Ives Jumbo Association are holding another Scully Day on St Ives Harbour on Sunday 4th August - starting at 2.00 pm on the Old Slipway.

These are free events for the family which were introduced two years ago to  encourage as many people as possible to 'scully' - the traditional method of propelling a small boat using a single oar over the stern.

An opportunity of acquiring a new skill which, only recently, was a 'rite of passage' for any St.Ives boy yet is now at risk of being forgotten. In St Ives, at least, the art of scullying is being revived.

Also on the harbour will be St Ives Pilot Gig Club - newcomers to gig racing will be offered a chance to try their hand at rowing the gig 'Defiance'.

Scully Races will then begin at 4.30 pm.  It has been proposed that St Ives Boatmen should take on the Rest of the World!  Contestants are eagerly sought to help bring scully racing back to St.Ives.

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