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Scottish Series Photos

June 3rd, 2009 alison

Some photos from the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series 2009 are now on up our photo album page.

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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Tarbert 2009

June 2nd, 2009 alison

Heading back to Tarbert        Over the May holiday weekend the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series was again hosted at Tarbert. The largest UK regatta outside of Cowes, and organised by the Clyde Cruising Club this event has had close to 200 boats in the past, with many coming over from Ireland, and further afield, to participate. This year there were 160 entries and 14 classes.

The weekend brought mixed weather, with sunshine on the Friday, wind and rain on the Saturday and wind with no rain on the Sunday. On the Monday, if you were up the top of Loch Fyne with the CYCA classes there were light, variable winds, that made setting a course difficult for the committee. Further down the loch with the sportsboats, Sigmas, and IRC classes there was more wind, and an element of disbelief that there had been postponements for the start of some of the races.

You’ll find some pictures from the series on our photo album page shortly. They show the two extremes of the weather with the glorious sunshine on the Friday, and the wind on the Monday. For pictures from some of the other days the Clyde Cruising Club webpage has some photos too including some of spectaular broaches!

The southerly winds over the weekend gave some exciting racing with four masts being lost over two days. On the Saturday in particular there was a large swell to contend with for some of the smaller boats heading back to Tarbert from the north end of the Loch.

The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Trophy was won by Christie Cancer Care, a J109. Click here to see the winners of the other trophies. More detailed results for each class can be found here.

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