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Sunshine and Blue Skies for Dalgety Bay Brass Monkey

Report by Keith Bedborough, and photos credit Jane Campbell-Morrison: Results here – Brass Monkey: Dalgety Bay Sailing Club kick-started the 2017 season with the annual Brass Monkey competition held over the weekend 1 / 2 April. With 25 boats on the water over the weekend (including a high number of younger competitors) the level of enthusiasm bodes well for the ...

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UK IOM Ranking 1 and 2 at Castle Semple report

UK IOM Ranking 1 and 2 at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire Report by John Owens, Photos by Bill Odger With the European Championships confirmed by IOMICA next year in Croatia the GBR IOM fleet ventured to Scotland to commence the 2017 class ranking series hosted by Buchanness Radio Yacht Club on behalf of the MYA Scottish District. With 36 skippers ...

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Largs SC Barton Early Open Series report

Report by Martin Latimer, and a full gallery of photos from the last weekend can be found HERE: Barton Marine Warm-Up Series – Largs Sailing Club 1st Fast Handicap -Jon Basset – DZero – LSC 1st Slow Handicap – Stuart Gibson – Solo – CCC The Largs Sailing Club Barton Marine Warm Up Series ran over 6 weeks and managed ...

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TUNING GURU TO SPEAK ON OSPREY STAND – DINGHY SHOW 2017

From Emma Slater at the RYA, with photo by Colin Jenkins: Drop by the Osprey Association stand (A4) at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show on Saturday 04 March, 3.30pm, where multiclass champion and sailmaker Ian Pinnell, will be giving a talk on tuning. In his talk, which is open to all, Ian will demonstrate the rig controls and effects on ...

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SCOTTISH SAILING INSTITUTE BROADENS ITS HORIZONS

This is bound to elicit much bar room discussion, but here is the official statement from the SSI via Marc Turner: As a result of a challenging financial environment, the board of directors of The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) has agreed to merge the SSI with the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae in order to sustain a Scotland wide event resource ...

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Largs SC November Open Series report

Report by Andy Johnston and Alan Henderson, with pics by Alan Henderson: Sunday 27th November saw a bright and sunny (if slightly patchy and shifty in the easterly breeze) finale to the Largs SC November Open Series, bringing to a close the club’s dinghy racing season and giving crews five Sundays of quality racing in a decent sized fleet. Two ...

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East Lothian Yacht Club – Annual Prizegiving – Saturday 29 October 2016

Report by Derek Braid, with images courtesy and copyright David Farmer: The Annual Prizegiving of East Lothian Yacht Club was held in the Clubhouse at the Harbour, North Berwick on Saturday 29 October 2016. The event was combined with one of Andreas’s famous Greek Nights, but with fewer courses than normal, so it was called “Greek Night Light” with three ...

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SECOND WIN FOR NATIONAL 18 IN CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Report and images by Marc Turner/RYA Scotland: 24th October 2016 The best Scottish dinghy sailors across sixteen dinghy classes took part in the RYA Scotland Champion of Champions Trophy at Largs Sailing Club over the weekend. The different classes of boat compete together, from junior to senior class champions they race to determine which class and crews are best. The ...

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Return of the Scottish District Karachi Cup

Report by Richard Ennos, photos by Ali Law In 1996 Mike Barr of Paisley MYC established The Karachi Cup Competition to be sailed with R6m yachts between teams from England and Scotland, analogous to the Calcutta Cup in Rugby Union. Following a decline in the popularity of R6m yachts the competition was redefined in 2005 and competed for with IOM ...

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CEILIDH CUP 2016 & SSS Match Racing Championship

Report by Craig Macdonald, with images courtesy and copyright Neill Ross: Mark Greenhalgh wins Ceilidh Cup, with Edinburgh, St Andrews and Strathclyde, joint Scottish student champions Light winds over the weekend of 8 & 9th October made for tricky conditions on Helensburgh’s East Patch racing area during the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club’s Ceilidh Cup and the Scottish University ...

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