After a forecast of no wind, it was good to have some wind – even if it was sometimes frustratingly variable in strength and direction.
Over the weekend, the top four fast handicap dinghies were each only separated by a single point, with Crawford Reid and Nada Shehab from Strathclyde Loch in their Albacore narrowly on the top step of the podium, with Daniel and Rebecca Smith from Largs SC in their RS200 in second spot, and John Reekie (a former LSC member) and Andrew Hooton (clear winners by 40 minutes on corrected time of the Round Cumbraes!) from Bassenthwaite in their 49er in third place, and LSC’s Robbie Burns and Vicki Simpson’s RS200 fourth.
The slow handicap dinghies were also tightly bunched at the top of the fleet, with Roddy Steel from Keyhaven YC in his Finn just a point ahead of the two boats tied for second – the GP14 of Alan Jones from Bassenthwaite and the Finn of Olly Murray from Yorkshire Dales. In fourth place, only a point behind, was Gavin McGill from Largs in his Laser, with Karen Robertson’s OK from Loch Earn just another point behind.
The catamaran fleet was dominated by Largs SC boats, with David and Ian Kent topping the results in their Hurricane, with John and Hilary Connelly’s Spitfire second. Hugh MacGregor in his A Class, and Andy and Karen McDaid in their Spitfire, were tied for third place.
You can find the full results for the weekend in the links below.
It’s been a busy month at Largs SC, with the 29er nationals right at the end of July, then the D-Zero Nationals last weekend, and now Cumbraes Weekend. Of course, these events are only possible with the efforts of many volunteers, ashore and afloat, from the host club, and the support of Largs Yacht Haven, and our sponsors Saturn Sails. An enormous thankyou to all of them!