Open weekend for Musto Skiffs, D-Zero, RS400’s, RS200’s, ILCA 6/7 (Lasers)
Sat 21st May 2022 to Sun 22nd May 2022
A total of 60 dinghies in 6 classes competed in the weekend’s racing, in good conditions, if a little wet on Saturday, and windy on Sunday.
The D-Zeros had 16 entries, 9 from LSC. Ian Baillie from Dalgety Bay SC topped the podium, with a string of wins and seconds. LSC’s Jon Bassett and Jamie Briggs were 3rd and 4th overall.
The ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) class had 5 entries, 2 from LSC. Roo Purves from East Lothian YC dominated, winning every race!
The ILCA 7 (Laser) class, with 8 entries, 4 from LSC, was also led home by an east coast sailor, Tom Mitchell from Royal Tay YC.
The Musto Skiffs had 8 entries, 2 from LSC, and was a scrap between Jamie Hilton from Dalgety Bay / Wormit SC and LSC’s Jono Shelley, with Jamie narrowly coming out on top.
The RS200 class had 14 entries, 3 from LSC. East Lothian YC’s Brendan Lynch and Elan Clark took the gun in nearly every race, closely followed by LSC’s Robbie Burns and Vicki Simpson.
The RS400 class had 9 entries, with Jamie Calder and crew from Dalgety Bay taking top spot.
Full results are available here, and there are fuller reports on the D-Zeros here, and the Musto Skiffs here.
Of course, these events don’t take place without a lot of volunteer effort – over 50 in total! Tasks included slipway clean, RIB prep, mark kit prep and tidy away, flags and banners up, safety boats, committee boat, race management, mark laying, Beach, Bridge, Bar and catering, etc. Many thanks to all of our magnificent volunteers!
We now look forward to the Richard Mille Fife Regatta, Saturday 11th to Friday 17th June, then the Optimist Nationals, Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August.
Regatta Weekend photographs courtesy Marc Turner, PFM Pictures.