Keel/Big Boats

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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West Highland Week photos now available

Ron Cowan has been in touch to let us know that he now has his full album of photos from this year’s West Highland Week available to view on his site – see YachtingImages for all the action!

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Piper Class Championships – Pibroch wins the 50th Championships Regatta

From Duncan Chalmers: The Piper One Design Class continued their 50th Anniversary celebrations with their “World Championships “ at Royal Gourock Yacht Club over the weekend of 13/14 th August. Class Captain Bob Donaldson and his team of wife Rowena and crew Andrew Manwell sailed consistently to take the top title. The 17 strong fleet enjoyed some healthy competition from ...

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Get Ready For Arbroath Sea Fest!

From Wendy Glass – this coming weekend! With Arbroath Sea Fest 2016 just over a week away, the organisers have released details of the programme – and this year’s celebration of Arbroath’s maritime connections is going to be bigger and better than ever! Arbroath Sea Fest takes place around the town’s harbour on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. ...

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Strong finish for WHYW fleet

Final report from Alison Chadwick, with images courtesy and copyright Ron Cowan of YachtingImages: A GOOD breeze and favourable tide made for good racing on the final day of West Highland Yachting Week sailing from Tobermory to Oban in the Tunnock’s sponsored race concluding the points series for the regatta.Those boats that worked the tidal conditions and windshifts best on ...

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Scottish team on Seaword wins 707 National Championships

Story from David Smith, and well done Seaword for yet another big win this year: The 707 National Championships Scarborough Yacht Club, 28th/30th July 2016. The four day National 707 Championships were held at Scarborough Yacht Club at the end of July. Six different winners in 12 races indicates that the eventual winner, Seaword, didn’t always have it their own ...

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Breeze up for WHYW fleet – Day 3 report

From Alison Chadwick, with pics courtesy and copyright Graeme Cowan at YachtingImages: AFTER yesterday’s light winds, the breeze returned for competitors in this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) for Day 3 of the points series running till Friday August 5. The Argyll Fleet followed an inshore course to the south of the Firth of Lorne whilst Tunnock’s spinnaker fleet ...

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Lack of wind delays racing for WHYW fleet – Day 2

Report by Alison Chadwick, with images courtesy and copyright Graeme Cowan of YachtingImages: COMPETITORS in this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) fleet had to contend with a three hour delay to racing on Day 2 of the five-day points series that runs till Friday August 5. After a wait off Craobh for wind, the Joint Regatta Committee took the ...

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