The weekend of 29th-30th August would normally have been our major "Cumbraes Weekend", with racing for dinghies and keelboats round the cans on Saturday, and round Cumbrae on Sunday. In this unusual year, that couldn't happen, but we were able to have a club regatta on Saturday, with 37 boats competing, in sparkling sunshine and a good breeze for the early races. Full results here.
The fast fleet of 10 boats was dominated by Jono Shelley in his Musto Skiff, winning all four races (3 to count). The Solo of Willie Todd also had three perfect race wins to head the slower handicap fleet, ahead of a clutch of D-Zeros. Half of the total of 20 entries in this fleet were D-Zeros, so we now have a really popular one design class in the club again. The 7 strong cadet fleet was headed by four Toppers, with Ruari Herrington on top spot, counting two firsts and a second.
Well done to all the competitors, and many thanks to dinghy sailing convenor Mark Edwards, club administrator Julia Gibson, race officer David Kent, and all the others involved on safety boats and ashore to make this event happen. Images courtesy of LYH, Martin Beattie and Gordon Cochrane.