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Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.

Local News

The 2015 Orkney Regatta dates are being finalised:

Longhope 11th July
Stromness 18th July
Westray 25th July
Kirkwall 1st August
Holm 15th August (to be confirmed at AGM, 11th March)
Kemp Cup 5th September

Any changes to these dates will be posted here.

Club News

The Annual General Meeting was held on 11th March. Neil Foubister has stepped down as Commodore, many thanks for his hard work over the years! The new committee is:

Charlie Siderfin Commodore
Simon Kemp Vice Commodore
Mairi Fleet Treasurer
Mark Causer Secretary

Dates for 2015:

19 May First night of sailing Tuesday evening points racing begins

The club boats have been moved down to the St. Mary's pier ready for Tuesday's racing. Racing was cancelled on Tuesday 5th May due to a poor forecast, hopefully conditions will be better on Tuesday 19th May.

Many thanks to all those who helped with the Bag the Bruck on Saturday 18th April. The bag the bruck helps to keep the beaches of orkney clean and is a good fundraiser for the club. With regards to Westray Regatta, Bisgeos has been booked for Holm Sailing Club from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26th July. If you are interested in staying over for Westray regatta please contact Charlie.

For Sale

Albacore for sale, wooden hull number 6429, £950, call Gaynor (Holm) 781256. Good condition.

Snipe Wild Goose is for sale, £800 with trolley and cover, contact Mark Taylor (07762788880) for more details.

Snipe Crewzen is for sale, contact Graham Ramage (781256) for more details.

Other News

Lerwick Boating Club, Shetland hosted the Fireball European Championships in 2014. The event was won by Thomas Gillard and Richard Anderton, with top Shetland boat Willum Mouatt and Neil Fraser. See results.

The 2015 Island Games will be hosted by Jersey from 27th June to the 3rd July 2015. The sailing event will feature the Laser class (full rig and radial) as well as windsurfing. Orkney will be represented by Andrew Leslie, Peter Tipler, Edward Johnstone and Ross Sinclair.