Tag Archives: Dinghy Sailing Scotland

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club limbers up for another amazing year

From DBSC Communications Officer Keith Bedborough: There was a definite “spring is in the air” feel at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club last weekend as preparations continued for what promises to be another amazing year. Notwithstanding the amazing (uncharacteristic some might say!) blue skies and sunshine, the most obvious giveaway was the annual “dewinterisation”of the clubs training fleet. Training is a ...

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YOUNGSTERS CATCH THE RACING BUG AT RYA SCOTLAND’S SCOTTISH CLUB TROPHY

From Claire Caffrey at RYAS: As many as 130 young sailors from 23 different clubs all over Scotland gathered at Loch Lomond Sailing Club on Saturday 22 August for RYA Scotland’s Scottish Club Trophy 2015. The event was aimed at youngsters who hadn’t done much racing before to give them a taste of what racing in a big fleet away ...

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GP14 Scottish Area Racing Programme 2014

Good to see some racing programmes coming in from some classes for the coming season, not long now! Here’s the GP14 one from Scottish rep Paul O’Neill: This year’s series includes 5 weekend events. Competing in Only three events out of five is enough to qualify to become the 2014 travellers Champion. The opening  event on sat/ sun 12/13th April ...

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Doon the Boatyard – Winter 2013-14

Winter’s comin’… October traditionally marks the end of the big-boat season in Scotland, and with the weather turning wintry thoughts turn to what work lies ahead in the boatyard. The Concrete Caravan is back on the hard at Fairlie Quay and the Merlin Rocket is tucked away undercover up at James Watt Dock Marina, but will be making various racing ...

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Royal Findhorn end of season training review

And some news from up north at Royal Findhorn YC from Ian Ellis: cheap antivirus software download During the year Royal Findhorn Yacht Club has expanded its training with new events throughout the summer.  These have been a huge success with many existing and new club members taking part.  There have been sailors ranging from 6 to 60 taking part ...

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RYA Scotland Youth and Junior Championships

This in from Claire Caffrey, along with some info about the new scheme run by the John Merricks Trust to donate boats and boards to the sailing clubs of competitors who qualify for the scheme. Great to see initiatives like this helping out the clubs and youngsters who sail in them: John Merricks Sailing Trust donate pathway boats through Zone ...

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Merlin Rockets at Marineblast Regatta

The re-juvenated Scottish Merlin Rocket class met for their second event at Holy Loch Sailing Club for the Marineblast Regatta last weekend – all pics courtesy and copyright Archie Fergusson.  A report on the wider regatta will appear later this week – stay tuned! The Scottish Merlin Rocket fleet returned to the spiritual home of Merlin Rockets in Scotland for ...

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RS TERA SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

Report and pics by Robbie Wilson: The inaugural RS Tera Scottish Championships saw 23 Teras descend on Wormit Boating Club on the River Tay on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. Sailors came from as far north as Chanonry Sailing Club and Royal Findhorn Yacht Club down to Portabello Sailing Club and Derwent Reservoir. The Tay was well represented ...

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LDC Newsletter

  How to wear the Lizard Spin boot. How to wear SPIN boot Dear Andrew, A quick thank you to Robin who hand delivered a Quba rudder to us after work on Friday night (we needed it for first thing Saturday) Despite having happily had 9 boats from RS over the years this was undoubtedly the best customer service I ...

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Scottish RS Feva Series – HSC

Words and pics by Matt Toynbee, RYA Scotland: Sat 22nd June saw the first event of the 2013 Scottish RS Feva Series with six boats travelling from as far afield as Findhorn to enjoy a day of changeable conditions out on the water. With the club hosting the Sigma 33 Nationals and a training group of 420s as well as ...

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