Local derby! ‘Lass’ on top!
Our friendly rivals, the crews of the bold ‘Ulla’, went head to head with ‘Coigach Lass’ crews in a series of four races. It was great fun…and we are all learning more about finessing our boats’ performance; steerboards, oars, and their accoutrements – kabes on the ‘Lass’ and thole pins on the ‘Ulla’ were hotly discussed and compared…..The ‘Lass’ with her repaired, old, coble oars in the middle of the boat and the shorter Ron R/Ali beag made Douglas Fir oars at bow and stroke seem to do the business for Coigach! Here’s the ‘Lass’ Open Men’s Crew (above) pulling ahead… Scroll over the photos for captions.
Women’s Open Crew warm down after winning a close race against their ‘Ulla’ peers. Only half a boat length in it! A great effort by both crews.The Lass’s Open Men’s Crew giving it the ‘Big Five’ in the ‘Ulla’ to see how she feels… ooops Dan breaks an oar. All in the friendly spirit of Coastal Rowing. Topher can turn out another B&Q quickie in under half an hour tho’! That Viking Steerboard on the Ulla is churning the water… must have a braking effect surely…..
And now the prizes! Thanks to Ullapool skiffies and yachties for a great afternoon’s fun and frolics! And for the recycled mini-trophies. Spot on!
Alison, Lesley, Ish and Grethe get the cup-ette! (Left)
Below, Steve, Mark, Nick and Dan with their ….cup?
(Bottom left) Alan, Sam and Sue (Anne Marie not in photo- kids needed chips I think) with their top cuppage…
Many, many thanks to Chris Perkins for wonderful photographs!