Friday 27th July August 2018  Issue No 2296

 ©ULLAPOOL NEWS

PUPILS FROM UHSTAKE PART IN

TALL SHIPS RACE ON WYLDE SWAN

On Thursday 12th July, 14 pupils from Ullapool High School set off for Sunderland to join the crew of the Wylde Swan in this year's Tall Ships Race.

Joined on board by sail trainees from England and Denmark, they were divided into three watches to assist with all aspects of sailing the ship across to Esbjerg on Denmark's northwest coast.wyldeswan 500x393

The race ended with the Wylde Swan in 10th place so no awards, but plenty of fun was had while developing new skills and friendships.

The trip was rounded off with two days in Esbjerg where a wide range of activities had been arranged including various sports tournaments and a lively parade of all the crews through the city centre.

Many of the kids wished they could stay on board a bit longer, and one actually did as Ethan Gordon from Lochinver had previously arranged to continue on with the ship to Stavanger in Norway for his Duke of Edinburgh gold residential experience.

A huge thank you to Kevin Peach and Ullapool Harbour Trust for sponsoring the trip yet again, and to Laura Talbot for making arrangements on behalf of the school. Thanks also to Tony and all the crew of the Wylde Swan, which will arrive in Ullapool on 22nd August.

As of last Friday, a few places remained available for booking on the Wylde Swan's trip to St Kilda, see their website for details.

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The Ullapool Golf Club Ladies Open that took place last Saturday had teams of golfers from all over the Highlands and was a great success, with the weather being kind and the course in fantastic condition.

Pictured below are the winning teams:

1st Colleen Lindsay & Pat MacLeod (Ull)

2nd Erika Richards & June Nicol (Inv & Ull)

3rd Jill Sharp & Val Rhind (Invergordon)

Nearest the Pin Bronze: Melanie Hossack

Nearest the Pin Silver: June Nicol

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Also pictured is Jamie from The Frigate who generously sponsor the event and came to present the trophy & prizes.

The Club would also like to thank the many local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle: Wester Ross Fisheries; Ullapool Smokehouse; The Candle Shop; An Teallach Brewery; Tropic Skin Care and prizes from members. Thanks are also due to our Men’s Captain Steve Farr and Secretary Mike Turner for their help on the day; Vicky’s Café staff for the catering, and our Green-keeper Marc Gray for the great presentation of the course.