A Second Skiff for Wick: Pulteney Lass Launched


On Friday last, 27th March, in the far north, Wick’s second St. Ayles Skiff took to the water for the first time. It’s a successful and satisfying conclusion to the build which started in late 2013, a sister skiff for ‘Spirit O’ Wick’ from a dedicated team of builders.

Ms. Anne Dunnet, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness and Honorary President of Wick Coastal Rowing Club, officiated at the naming and launch ceremony on Sunday afternoon, where a traditional quaich of Old Pulteney whisky wet the ‘Lass’s’bow and she pushed off from Wick harbour’s pontoons.

PUlteney Lass C

Pulteney Lass B

The weather was kind, with a break in the rain favouring the launch and allowing supporters and wellwishers to focus all of their attention on ‘Pulteney Lass’, skiff number 90 in the register.

Pulteney Lass D

Pulteney Lass A

Congratulations Wick, and thank you Fergus Mather, Wick CRC’s Club Photographer,  for lovely images from the day.

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