Avoch have launched skiff number 72, and have called her Zulu. The name is in honour of the big herring drifters with heavily raked sterns that used to ply the waters around the Moray Firth. Avoch’s coastal rowers, the Skiffties, are looking forward to making use of Zulu on the local waters, and indeed joining in with events around the coast.
Ardersier and Gairloch skiffies joined the celebrations with their skiffs Esther and Longa, and took novices from around Avoch out for a try. As it turned out there was also a visitor who was able to speak in the Zulu language, and gave the boat a traditional Zulu blessing. It was a very memorable and emotional day for the Skiffties and Avoch in general. The day finished with a BBQ, traditional music by Feis Rois and a party in the boat shed which went on until the wee small hours. What a day!
See the post below for brief details of forthcoming launches at Amble, the Netherlands, Broughty Ferry, Wormit and Barra. Information about the Avoch Skiffties and how to get involved can be found on their facebook page and website.