On Saturday morning, a special event took place in South Queensferry – the launch of the 40th St Ayles Skiff. Coastal rowing has grown from scratch in just over three years and there are clubs either already rowing or building their boats all around the country. It may have started as a way of preserving some of the traditional boat building skills which were in danger of being lost; but it’s now developed into a sport in its own right. The boats are also being sold overseas which means that, next year, there will be the first ever International Regatta. So what is it that’s persuaded so many communities around the coast to get involved.