Sea Cadets launch new boat

A couple of Sea Cadets next to the new boat
A couple of Sea Cadets next to the new boat

Peterhead Sea Cadets have unveiled the newest edition to their fleet of boats at a naming ceremony held at their unit at the Seagate in Peterhead.

The Trinity 500 rowing boat named “Buchan spirit” was unveiled at the event.

Peterhead & District Round Table generously donated the funding to purchase the new Trinity 500 rowing boat for the local Sea Cadets.

The Round Table members decided to name the new boat in memory of the late Mr Joe Buchan, the first chairman of the Peterhead & District Round Table.

After discussion with Mrs Buchan she suggested the name “Buchan Spirit”.

The trinity 500 rowing boat is the newest boat to be introduced to the Sea Cadets, replacing the Admiral Sea Cadet dinghy for rowing.

As part of the Sea Cadets qualifications, cadets learn to row and coxswain these boats using the skills they have learned, they can preform such tasks such as man overboard, anchoring and towing another vessel.

Sub Lieutenant John Bowman T.S. Caledonia’s Commanding Officer said: “The addition of the Buchan Spirit to T.S. Caledonia is a great boost to our unit, which will enable the cadet rowing crews to undertake training as part of their rowing qualifications and train for the Sea Cadets regattas using the Buchan Spirit.”

He added: “ We are extremely grateful to Peterhead & District Round Table for funding the Buchan Spirit, which will certainly be well used by our team of cadets”.