Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.
Orkney has been blessed with fine weather for the 2017 local regattas. The last open event in Orkney's 2017 sailing calendar was the Kemp Cup, where Fredrik Sundman won the big trophy sailing Libertine 2, David Clouston won the Tennents Cup sailing Smyril. The Holm Snipes were represented by young Glen Foubister with Joe Drever sailing No Fear.
Tuesday evening racing is now finished, see Results for more details. The club boats have been packed away for the winter.
Club boat 'Red Bull' has been sold and is now being renovated by the Foubisters (Neil and Glen).
Richard Lambert's snipe is for sale, 27098 built in 1988. Good racing setup with two masts and good sails. £1750 or around there. He's prepared to deliver to the Scottish border too! contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enterprise for sale, good condition. Contact Micky Foulis for details: 07979790272. Albacore for sale, wooden hull number 6429, £950, call Gaynor (Holm) 781256. Good condition.
Laser for sale: old boat in fair condition with stainless launching trolley and XD kit, £600. Contact Ian Johnstone (850393, 07831275246) for more details.
Silver Fern (Snipe) is for sale, contact Kenny Holland for more details.
Marit Bouwmeester and Peter Burling win the World Sailing awards. Marit Bouwmeester (Netherlands) currently holds the Olympic, World and European championship titles for the Laser Radial. Peter Burling (New Zealand) is an Olympic medalist (Gold in 49er at Rio), a hot shot from the world of Americas Cup racing and it currently competing in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Francois Gabart of France has broken the singlehanded round the world sailing record, circumnavigating the globe in 42 days 16 hours.