Another club new to the Scottish Coastal Rowing Scene is Wick Coastal Rowing Club. Their logo shows local lad St Fergus, patron saint of the town of Wick, being rowed in a very smart double ended skiff. Please note that SCRA does not recommend standing up while coxing, St Fergus!
The club was formed on 31 August 2012 at a public meeting, and is now up and running with constitution in place. Club members are finalising arrangemnts for a suitable place to build skiffs. Founder members have made substantial donations towards the purchase of kits, and funding applications are in to bridge the gap. The club hopes to build at least 2 St Ayles skiffs in the next 12 months.
Some of the local enthusiasts have been down to visit neighbours Bunillidh Rowing Club in Helmsdale, to have a go on the Helmsdale skiff and those of visiting fellow northern clubs from Ullapool and Coigach.
The club has already started making arrangements for their regatta next year. The Wick Harbour Regatta will take place on 14 and 15 June 2013.
The newly formed committee would love for anyone from the commutity to become involved in the project, which they consider will bring a great asset to the town of Wick. Anyone interested in becoming involved in any way with building, funding or rowing should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Reid on 07834 455106 . The club also have facebook page with further info.