Swan and Reaper

Two old restored "fifies", now with a second career as sail-training vessels, sail in a stiff breeze south of the cliffs of Bressay in Shetland. The Lerwick-registered "Swan" was built in 1900 at Lerwick, and underwent an extensive restoration process in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She carries a fore-and-aft rig, in contrast to the slightly newer Fraserburgh-registered "Reaper", which is lug-rigged. 22 x 24 inches in oils on hardboard. It was bought from the Catterline exhibition