Las Ramblas Ramblers Stone Skimming Division head to Easdale for the
Championships. Chris Difford took a wrong turning and ended up in Camber Sands and in the wrong season but he sent a fun little ditty to entertain us in the Rain.
The World Stone Skimming Championships were started in 1983 by Albert Baker, and then lay fallow until they were resurrected in 1997 by the Easdale Island Community Group
as a fund raising event.
Contestants hail from around the world and the championships now attract over 300 participants and many spectators. Anyone of any age and any level of skill can enter the championships.
The competition is split into Ladies, Men, Junior Boys and Girls and Under 10s Boys and Girls categories. There is also the Ladies and Men Old Tosser categories for those entrants who have reached the experienced and veteran heights of no longer being in their 50's.
|The Field of Dreams|
|Marion & Kay have the misfortune of throwing after Ladies Champion Lucy Wood|
|Marion celebrates getting a stone in the water|
|Jill Prepares for her 14m Puffin winning throw|
|Sally & Daisy show more interest in the wine than the competition|
|Budgie winner Alfie at the presentation ceremony in the Oyster Bar|
Alfie 45 meters
Andy 37 meters
Bruce 34 meters
Kevin 22 Meters
Neil 17 meters
Sam 14 meters
Jill 14 meters
Kay 9 meters
Marion 0 meters
6th Las Ramblas 210 meters
Our usual thanks to everyone who organised the event,
the staff at the Oyster Bar
and at the Puffer
And Steve, Trish & Gillian for putting up with us for another Year