The launch of Franklin's new St Ayles Skiff

The Bittern's crew taking 'Freyja' for her first row.

The Bittern's crew taking 'Freyja' for her first row.

Franklin's third St Ayles Skiff, built at the Wooden Boat Centre in 2016 was launched yesterday.  The community celebrated the launch as part of the Swiftsure Regatta activities.  The vessel was named 'Freyja' to honour both her Scottish design heritage as well as being named after the Norse Goddess 'Freyja'.  The boat will be used regularly for community rowing for fun and fitness as well as for competition rowing in the International St Ayles Skiff regatta circuit.