West Coast

Local team lift top trophy at WHYW

OBAN sailor Steven Forteith and his team lifted the Peter Cocks Memorial Trophy at West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) this year – the top prize for the best overall performance in the fleet. Racing his father Billy’s Beneteau First 31.7 in Class 3, the race team judged this was the most competitive class and the results proved this to be ...

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All to play for in Tunnock’s Tobermory to Oban Race

THE FINAL day’s sailing for WHYW competitors proved a race of ‘two halves’ with the final passage, from Tobermory to Oban, proving important for placings in the points series. The race, sponsored by Thomas Tunnock Ltd, saw a promising initial breeze for the fleet starting off Calve Island on a close reach. The brave stayed high to set kites with ...

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Good conditions for Sound of Mull racing

RACING off Tobermory on Thursday sees the fleet split into Tunnock’s spinnaker yachts and the Argyll white sail yachts with the former racing an Olympic windward leeward course. Tunnock’s fleet race officer Malcolm MacGregor took the yachts to the north entrance to the Sound of Mull and two races were sailed. The white sail fleet under race officer George Seaton ...

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WHYW boats battle the tide on the Gael Force race to Tobermory

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WITH winds light for the start of the Oban to Tobermory Race, sponsored by Gael Force Marine Equipment, the WHYW fleet faced an uphill battle with the tide through Lismore light and up to Craignure. Speeds of less than two knots at stages saw yachts struggling to make progress until the wind filled in by the Grey Isles. The faster ...

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Winds prove too strong to start racing for WHYW

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RACING for this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) competitors had to be abandoned due to poor weather with winds gusting 35 knots in the Firth of Lorne and lumpy seas. Both the Tunnock’s spinnaker fleet and the Argyll white sail fleet were set to sail on different courses but came out to a steady thirty knot breeze with a ...

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Opening races see the breeze up for West Highland Yachting Week competitors

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THE FIRST day’s racing at this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) saw good conditions for the fleet circumnavigating the island of Shuna off Craobh Marina. With medium breezes both Tunnock’s spinnaker fleet and Argyll white sail fleet had all points of sail with a long beat, close reach and run rounding Shuna clockwise twice. Spirit of Jacana took the ...

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OBAN Sailing Club’s 2015 Round Mull Circumnavigation Race Report

OBAN Sailing Club’s 2015 Round Mull circumnavigation was a race of complete contrasts and winds varying from zephyrs to a full gale on Saturday. Sponsored by Owen Sails and Ardfern Yacht Centre, the island circumnavigation of around 100 miles had an entry of 41 boats and the Friday start off Oban Sailing Club looked promising with a steady breeze in ...

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On Your Marks for West Highland Yachting Week 2014

From Alison Chadwick, and only a week to go! Pics copyright Ron Cowan/YachtingImages: CRAOBH, Oban and Tobermory are ready to welcome the West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) fleet that arrives on Saturday July 12 at Craobh Marina and moves to Oban and Tobermory over the week till Friday July 18. The event is two weeks earlier this year – to ...

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Countdown to this year’s West Highland Yachting Week

From Alison Chadwick, with pics copyright Yachting Images: SAILING instructions, entry forms and a list of entries are now posted on the website for this year’s West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) that kicks off on Saturday July 12 and runs till Friday July 18 2014. The 67th event embraces two major changes this year. A change of dates for the ...

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Cruising Scribbles – Oban to Bonawe via the treacherous Falls of Lora

A slightly romanticized account of a cruise we did a couple of summers ago, with pics courtesy and copyright Tibor Farago:  Oban to Loch Etive – the treacherous Falls of Lora – at the Bonawe narrows The seventh day of the voyage dawned bright and sunny, with the sea like a mirror under the pale blue, cloudless sky. A final ...

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