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Club News

The Holm Sailing Club 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on 23 March 2021. Club sailing activity is still impacted by Scottish lockdown restrictions but regatta dates have been set and with luck will go ahead as planned.

The club will have a General Meeting on 20 April 2021, 7pm start to approve a new constitution. You should get an email invitation to the zoom meeting, if not please contact someone on the committee. All club members are welcome. A copy of the proposed new constitution can be downloaded here.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on zoom. Minutes will be posted in due course. Lynn Bartlett will continue with her role as Commodore, Mairi Fleet will continue as Treasurer. Simon Kemp will continue as Vice-Commodore. Emma Thomson will take over as Secretary from Mark Causer.

Local News

All local regattas were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 related lockdown restrictions. Provisional dates for 2021 are listed below. These dates are dependent on easing of lockdown restrictions.

3 July Longhope
10 July Burray
17 July Stromness
24 July Holm/Rousay
31 July Westray
7 August Kirkwall
11 September Kemp Cup


Join the Club

New members are very welcome, email for more information or use the feedback link. If you are interested in taking part or supporting the club please get in touch, you don't need any previous sailing experience.

For Sale

If you have a boat or boat parts to sell please get in touch, details can be posted on this web site.

Other News

The 2019 UK Snipe National Championships was hosted by Bala Sailing Club, Wales. Congratulations to Alan Williams and Liz Pike who won the event. The 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Island Games: Gibraltar hosted the 2019 Natwest International Island Games. Orkney is due to host the 2025 event. The next Island Games will be Guernsey in 2023; both the Guernsey and Orkney events have been postponed by two years due to Covid-19 travel issues.

Maitre CoQ IV sailed by Yannick Bestaven wins the 2020 Vendee Globe, finishing in 80 days 3 hrs. Apivia Voile sailed by Charlie Dalini comes in second, finishing in 80 days 6 hours.

The Kiwis (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron) beat the Italians (Circolo della Vela Sicilia) to retain the America's Cup in New Zealand in extremely fast foiling monohulls. This was the 36th edition of the event.

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