Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.
Not much sailing activity at the moment in Orkney. Things are likely to be quiet till May 2017. Orkney will be hosting the Snipe National Championships in 2017, an event to look forward to. The racing will run from Saturday 12 August to Monday 14 August.
The club boats have now been packed away for the winter.
Raymond and Yvonne Grieve win the annual Port to Port race on Sunday 28th August (curtailed due to light weather).
Holm Regatta was held on Saturday 9th July this year. Results have been posted. Many thanks to all those who helped to make the event a success.
Interclub: The Interclub event was held on Tuesday 12th July with Stromness winning the event after three races in superb sailing conditions.
Rosebud was launched on Saturday morning (18th June) at 10am at the Holm Pier. Barbara Balcombe and Lesley Spence also did a sponsored swim from the 2nd barrier pier to the Holm Pier to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, with Rosebud supporting.
Tuesday evening racing continues through the summer with a 7pm start at St. Mary's pier.
Check out the Holm Sailing Club facebook page.
Albacore for sale, wooden hull number 6429, £950, call Gaynor (Holm) 781256. Good condition.
In the sailing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Marit Boumeester of the Netherlands wins a gold medal in the Ladies Laser Radial Class, Annalise Murphy of Ireland finished with a silver and Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark with Bronze.
Australia's Tom Burton wins the Laser class, knocking Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia off the top spot in the medal race. Stipanovic wins Croatia's first ever olympic sailing medal. New Zealand's Sam Meech finished with a bronze medal.
Giles Scott of the UK stamped his mark on the Finn class winning the event before the concluding medal race.
See Results for more details.