Surprisingly (or perhaps not too surprising for our micro climate) the winds, and gusts were not as strong as the forecast and so another two races were sailed in the Asymmetric Cup and MJM Trophy.

Before the first race Neil Garrison demonstrated a taste of things to come by capsizing his Dart, and after another capsize halfway through the first lap Neil retired.… Read full article “Yawwwn!”

RS200 Northern Tour & Scottish Series & RS Vareo Gul Grand Prix

Saturday morning was wet and blustery, then as the rain cleared the wind dropped so that by the first race there was a force 2 westerly, but it was by no means steady.

Although the fleets are small, there is a high calibre of sailors ensuring competitive racing leading to some close overall positions, and little margin for error in the 200s, although most suffered from a bad move/gust at some point.… Read full article “RS200 Northern Tour & Scottish Series & RS Vareo Gul Grand Prix”

Scarness Cup

Fleets are racing in a championship weekend series.

A reasonable breeze greeted boats on Saturday, and there was some close racing. In the F15s, Simon Longstaff/Jon Denwood pipped Ian Campbell/Lezli-Ann Pearson at the post in the first race. Neil Platt, who lost his spinnaker halyard while renewing it, missed the first race but was ready for the next race which he won from Simon Longstaff.… Read full article “Scarness Cup”