Coull D

Coull D - launched 10th May 2014

The Coull D is our third boat and was built entirely by the members of the rowing club. There were 30 members in total, the majority of which were women who had never taken on any DIY projects before let alone create scarfe joints, chisel, plane and use a belt sander. With the kit purchased the build commenced at the beginning of October and the enthusiasm ensured the project ran to schedule - with our third regatta on the 10th of May we felt it would be the ideal time to launch our third skiff.

The Coull D is a Mark III, which is slightly different to our other boats with the Chris 'Kanaird a Mark I and the St Ayles a Mark II and it is interesting to see the increased space particularly at the stern where the cox has much more room.

 The name Coull D, which was selected by the members, is in honour of Coull Deas who is almost a fixture and fitting of the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the Reaper where he has spent many hours dedicating his time. Also a firm supporter of the rowing club and at 89 years old at the time was more than happy to take the stroke oar on her maiden voyage, as seen below.

The Club

The club is made up of a diverse group of people of all ages and is open to both men and women ageing from 18 – 80, or older if you feel up to it. A crew consists of 4 rowers all taking one oar each and the cox who ensures the correct timing is kept and the safety of all on onboard. We have regular training sessions for the members, weather and tide permitting, and welcome interest from local people to come along and have a go and see how much fun this can be.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

As part of the Scottish Fisheries Museum we have the benefit of being able to use the Museum facilities and have built up a great relationship with the people in the Museum and especially the Boats Club who have been instrumental in the building of our second boat.

Our Achievements

2019 has been a busy year with trophies being won at Greenock regatta and Newhaven Midsummer Challenge with the highlight being the World Championships where we successfully returned with Silver medals for the Under 40 Men & Womens'  and Bronze medals in the Womens' Open and Mix 280+ categories. 

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