Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.
The 2015 sailing season got a poor start with cold and windy weather discouraging sailors and resulting in several evening races being cancelled.
Laterly the summer warmed up and turned out nice for many of the local regattas. At the end of the season the Kemp Cup was postponed due to strong winds.
Overall this year showed reduced activity on handicap racing although the snipes in Holm and Stromness had a steady season. Over in Kirkwall the Orkney Sailing Club had a fair bit of activity in the Laser class, boosted by the Jersey Island Games event. Three Orkney sailors took part in the Jersey event with representation from the Holm, Stromness and Orkney sailing clubs.
2015 showed some promising activity among the juniors with some good regatta attendance from youngsters in the Pico class.
The club boats have now been packed away for the winter. Watch this space for details of the club curry night (to be confirmed!).
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.
Laser for sale, good condition. Contact Peter Tipler.
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 was hosted by Jersey. Orkney was represented by Andrew Leslie, Edward Johnstone and Ross Sinclair in the sailing event.
Giles Scott of GBR wins in the Finn class Olympic test event, see results. Italy's Fracesco Marrai wins the mens Laser, and Gintare Scheidt of Lithuania (wife of Robert Scheidt of Brazil, Robert finished 4th) wins the Ladies Radial class.
The 2015 UK Snipe National Championships was held at Llyn Brenig Sailing Club, North Wales run from 21st to 23rd August.