The 'Bittern' St Ayles Skiff is getting her last undercoat in the LBT workshop annex. The intention is that she will be complete and ready to launch, amidst much pomp and ceremony, at the Swiftsure Regatta. Cellars are being combed for a suitably aged malt whisky with which to bless her, moths are being expelled from chaps dinner jackets, and fascinators fetched from the tops of wardrobes. At the launch of 'Billy' the choir set a bar which will be difficult to clear a second time, but we are hoping they will attempt it. Maybe some of that whisky can be set aside to help 'em clear the pipes.