The east coast town of Helmsdale held their inaugural regatta on the last Saturday in June and it provided The Skiffties with our first opportunity to compete against fellow skiffing clubs. Eight teams were in attendance from Anstruther, Coigach, Burghead, Newburgh, Ullapool, Wick and ourselves joined the hosts for some really competitive racing.
In a quite spectacular start to our competitive racing history our Ladies over 40’s team not only won the first race of the day, they crushed the opposition finishing more than 20 lengths ahead of the second placed skiff!!!
The rest of the crews found it a little tougher but performed well and with a 5th placed finish in the last race of the day, the mixed decades, Avoch secured a fantastic 4th overall. Our mixed decades crew contained by far the youngest rower of the day, Erin Lambert, aged just 13!! A Superstar is born.
Well done to all our rowers and supporters who made the trip. I am sure everyone who made the effort would agree it was a fantastic start for the club and lets hope this is just the start of things to come.
There are some pictures on the gallery pages link below.
Ice Breaker Regatta