Tag Archives: Sailing Scotland

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

Photo by Graeme Cowan, www.yachtingimages.co.uk

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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Topper Scottish Championships 13/14 June Helensburgh Sailing Club

Report by Andrew Homer, with pics by Dougie Bell/Heather White: A total of 13 Toppers arrived at Helensburgh Sailing Club youth regatta for the final event in the 2015 Sailingfast Scottish Topper Travellers Series and their Scottish Champs. With the Traveller Series still undecided and the knowledge that a new name would be on the Scottish Championship Trophy there was ...

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A break from tradition at the Scottish RS400 Championship

Report from Keith Bedborough, with pics by Alex Peacock/Nadia McMinn: After a slightly disappointing start to the year with 2 out of 3 events so far cancelled due to high winds, 13 RS400s arrived at Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club for a great weekend of close racing and great banter over the weekend of 20/21 June. With a light-medium southerly ...

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RYA Dinghy Show part 1

This was the first time I’d managed to get along to what people regard as dinghy Mecca, and I was very glad I did. Compared to the lacklustre London Boat Show, the RYA Dinghy Show seemed to have it all – a stunning, large but yet still intimate venue, lots of boats from all kinds of classes, and thousands of ...

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Budget Racing 2014 – Merlin Rocket 3236

Some of you will remember that last year we re-habbed an old Merlin Rocket (3122) in a budget of less that £1000, partly as a necessity and partly to see if it could be done. The boat belongs to my brother and after we got 7 Merlins at only the second event of the re-born Scottish wing, I decided that ...

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HONDA SPONSOR RYA SCOTLAND YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our sport relies on a lot of volunteers to make it work, so it’s great that RYA Scotland are recognising this in association with Honda.  See this piece by Claire Caffrey and let’s get the people who make our sport work some recognition!  RYA Scotland is extremely pleased to announce that Honda is the sponsor of the RYA Scotland Young ...

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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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Largs SC Winter Series 2013

best antivirus software for windows 7 args Sailing Club are promoting their Open Winter Series which begins next month (see poster below) and pending a couple of repairs to the Merlin Rocket we hope to be there. If you are tired of racing in a 8 boat winter fleet then supporting a broader ranging event like this is a good ...

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Royal Forth Yacht Club One Design Weekend

Simon Peakman of the Hunter 707 class sent this in about what promises to be one of the top  One Design regatta weekends on the East Coast this year. Good to see the H boats continuing to flourish too, nice boats: mac internet security software zp8497586rq

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