New Year’s Day Dook

Carnoustie Rugby Club is organising the New Year’s Day Dook 2014, which has now become a tradition since the first Dook, when Rod Bruce and Peter Christie took the plunge in 1995.

Over the years many locals have joined the Rugby Club players in the dook and it has been watched by hundreds of spectators.

The event has raised money for local charities by sponsorship and a bucket collection on the day.

Thedook will be started with a rugby ball being kicked into the sea and the first person to get the ball will be presented with the Dook Trophy.

A club spokesman told the Guide & Gazette: “We welcome everyone who would like to take part and join us on New Year’s Day, in the water or to spectate.

“The dress of the day is optional, but we will be holding a fancy dress competition for the best looking fairy, Santa and reindeer, sexiest costume, best Braveheart, best dressed minister and tart and the best dressed Christmas Cracker.”

If you would like to participate in the dook, entry forms and details are on the club website or at the Rugby Clubhouse, Links Parade, or Visions.

New Year’s Day Dook 2014 will take place on Wednesday January 1, starting from Carnoustie Rugby Club at 2 p.m. Entry fee is £10 per person. Every entrant will receive a free dook T-shirt.