News and Events

March 2015

The Australian Stroke Coalition recently asked member organisations to promote a crowd funding campaign to build a St Ayles Skiff in Warrnambool, Victoria.

St Ayles Skiffs were first invented in Scotland in 2009, and have since taken off in popularity around the world.  Requiring a crew of just five, they are stable, low weight and relatively cheap and easy to build

Members of the Warrnambool Club started out whaleboat rowing and call themselves the Stroke Team, as many members work in Warrnambool Base Hospital’s Stroke Team. Since 2011 they have promoted the National Stroke Foundation’s F.A.S.T. stroke awareness message and plan to continue this fine tradition.

The work of this group to promote the health and well-being benefits of rowing whilst also promoting the F.A.S.T campaign has the full support of the ASC.

The crowd sourcing campaign has clearly been a success, with two skiffs commissioned, and ready to be rowed in 2015.

For more information on the F.A.S.T campaign, click here.

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