|Skippers Race||P&O Tankard||Kemp Cup||Rousay|
Weatherwise, this year’s Holm regatta was a marked contrast to last year’s. The strong wind which caused so many thrills and spills (and breakages) last year was noticeably absent for the 33 boats that turned out for the start of racing. As the day progressed, however, the wind rose and the sky cleared to provide excellent sailing conditions. The Longhope lifeboat arrived just in time for lunch, providing an extra attraction for the spectators.
|Snipes||Go Quickly Red||M. Tippler||Silver Fern||D. Harcus||Wild Goose||M. Taylor|
|Mixed Centreboard||Pussy Willow||C. Moore||Andante||M. Miller||Ella||H. Hutchison|
|Catamarans||Dire Straits||M. Holgate||Phoenix||G. Shearer||Awesome||L. Thompson|
|Catamarans (overall)||Phoenix||G. Shearer||Awesome||L. Thompson||Katoosh||E. Tait|
|Yoles||Graemsa||L. Wilson||Frances||I. Richardson|
|Yoles (allcomers)||Frances||I. Richardson||Graemsa||L. Wilson|
|Allcomers||Njord||J. Love||Barbarian||B. Pottinger||Ella||H. Hutchison|
Thanks to Malcolm Gordon for the race results and report.
The Skippers' Race was held on Tuesday 23rd August, and concludes the regular points racing at Holm Sailing Club.
|M. Bain/J. Sidderfin||M. Gordon/L. Birse||C. Sidderfin/D. MacAdie||S. Kemp/Steve|
|Snipes||Wild Goose||Mark Taylor||Nemo||Neil Foubister||Aquamania||Malcolm Gordon|
|Wayfarers||Smyril||Jimmy Clouston||Fair Dinkum||Simon Butcher||Eclipse||Donnie Sinclair|
|Mixed Centreboard||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger||Ella||Harcus Hutchison||1480||Gordon Rendall|
|Singlehanders||Dream Topping||Rosie Beskaby||Pico||Kevin Ryrie|
|Catamarans||Plumb Crazy||Victor Byres||Phoenix||George Shearer|
|Yachts||New Dawn||John Hinkley||Neredes||John Byres||Norlantic||Mike Cooper|
|Yoles||Helga||Willie Black||Halle||Mike Grainger||Frances||Ian Richardson|
|Allcomers||Smyril||Jimmy Clouston||Nemo||Neil Foubister||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger|
|Yachts, Centenary Cup||Exile||George Ratter||Eynhallow||Robbie Drever||Jigsaw||Geordie Thorpe|
|Dinghies, Tennents Cup||Best Kens||Davy Sabiston||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger||Ey Up||Peter Mills|
|Cats Tankard||Katoosh||Lee Thomson||Plum Crazy||Richard Flett||Phoenix||George Shearer|
|Yachts, Maxwell Cup||Exile||George Ratter||Jig Saw||George Thorpe||Neridies 2||John Byres|
|Dinghies, Kemp Cup||Best Kens||David Sabiston||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger||Ella||Harcus Hutchison|
|Cats, Errol Bruce Cup||Katoosh||Lee Thomson||Phoenix||George Shearer||Plum Crazy||Richard Flett|
|Information Plus Junior Cup||Kevin Ryrie|
Nine snipes turned out for the annual P&O tankard event in Stromness. A gusty Northerly breeze gave tricky conditions on a course which ran up the harbour, then back down. It was an excellent course involving a lot of beating and mark roundings which provided opportunities for the well sailed boats to gain places. Three races were held with a break between race 2 and 3 to allow the Northlink ferry to arrive. Nemo sailed by Neil Foubister sailed consistently well, winning the event.
|Wild Goose||Mark Taylor||3||2||2||3|
|Silver Fern||David Harcus||4||8||6|
|Go Quickly Red||Malcolm Tipler||8||3||4|
|Arctic Skua||Neil Brown||dns||6||7|
There was a great turn out of around 54 boats for the 41st Westray Regatta on Saturday 30th July. A fairly steady F3-4 Northerly breeze blew throughout the day. Two races were held; class races in the morning with a break for sandwiches, followed by the allcomers race. There was a wide range of sailing craft on the water from yachts to picos, including many traditional wooden craft (westray skiffs, yoles and lug sails). A raft race was held between the races, with some very exotic looking vessels taking part.
As always, the biggest dinghy class was the snipes with a dozen boats. There was also a good turn out of six catamarans.
Two lap triangular courses were run, consisting of a beat, a run, then a reach. The wind direction gave a tricky start, with a gusty, shifty breeze close in to the pier. Once clear of the mixed up air at the start there was a one sided beat up to the first mark. This was followed by a run in a slightly choppy sea. The reach back into the bay was quite close, till past the fish farm where the boats could bear away a bit. In the first race Richard Lambert sailing Njord got off to a good start and extended his lead throughout the race. Peter Wiberoe sailing Fiddlesticks came in second. Neil Foubister on Nemo was third.
The allcomers race had to be restarted, due to a group of early boats obfuscating the line. On the restart Richard Lambert wasn't quite so well placed. Despite that, he showed superior upwind speed to make up a few places before the first mark. He was soon the leading snipe, with Nemo (Neil Foubister) and Moonstone (Andrew Leslie) not far behind. The northerly breeze allowed the fast handicap boats to take off downwind, while the snipes occasionally managed to get up on the plane. On handicap Barbarian (Brian Pottinger) won, Best Kens (David Sabiston) came second, with Njord (Richard Lambert) third.
The fine breeze, congenial atmosphere and competitive racing made for a highly enjoyable day out. After the prize giving a tremendous spread of fine food was laid out for the hungry competitors.
|Snipes||Njord||Richard Lambert||Fiddlesticks||Peter Wiberoe||Nemo||Neil Foubister|
|Rockets||Ella||Harcus Hutchison||Rural Girl||Brian Kent||Auk||Robert Hutchison|
|Wayfarers||Ey Up||Peter Mills||Andante||Micheal Miller||Fair Dinkum||Simon Butcher|
|Mixed Centreboard||Best Kens||David Sabiston||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger|
|Picos||Ben Stabler||Kevin Ryrie||Owen Sinclair|
|Catamarans||Phoenix||George Shearer||Plumb Crazy||Richard Flett||Awesome||Colin Drever|
|Yachts||New Dawn||John Hinkley||Neredes||John Byres||Norlantic||Mike Cooper|
|Yoles||Olive||Ian Hulme||Gem||Brian Bain||Adventurer||Chris Bain|
|Lugsail||Ann||Peter Miller||Viking||George Berstane||Papay Lug||Jim Rendall|
|Skiffs||Onward||Micheal Harcus||Alice||Gordon Rendall||Puffin||Daniel Drever|
|Mirrors||Papay Boat||John Harper||Whiting||Mhairi Drever||Sula||Tom Stout|
|Allcomers||Barbarian||Brian Pottinger||Best Kens||David Sabiston||Njord||Richard Lambert|
Orkney Sailing Club hosted the annual Kirkwall Regatta on Saturday 6th August.
A strong northery breeze built up significant swell during the OSC regatta on Saturday 6th August, this made for interesting sailing. Among the snipes Cobra (M. Bain/F. Corse) had a close race with Goquicklyred (M.Tippler/..). Cobra eventually won with Goquicklyred 2nd. Wild Goose waddled in 3rd.
|Snipes||Cobra||M. Bain/F. Corse||Goquicklyred||M. Tippler||Wild Goose||M. Taylor/J. Stockan|
|Mixed Centreboards||Barbarian||B. Pottinger/R. Brown||Best Kens||D. Sabiston/M. Swanney||Ella||Harcus Hutchison|
|Three Sailed Yoles morning race||Frances||I. Richardson||Gremsa||L. Wilson|
|Three Sailed Yoles afternoon race||Gremsa||L. Wilson||Frances||I. Richardson|
|Yoles, morning race||Helga||W. Black||Ella||R. Drever|
|Yoles, afternoon race||Helga||W. Black||Ella||R. Drever|
|Jack Scott Quaich - skiffs||Alice||G. Rendall||Anno||K. Harcus||Puffin||D. Drever|
|Harcus Cup - skiffs||Alice||G. Rendall||Anno||K. Harcus||Puffin||D. Drever|
|J&W Tait Hobie 18 Cup||Phoenix||G. Shearer||Plum Crazy||R. Flett||Katoosh||E. Tait|
|Long Race - catamarans||Plum Crazy||R. Flett||Katoosh||E. Tait||Phoenix||G. Shearer|
|Scollay Cup - catamarans||Dire Sraits||M. Holgate||Plum Crazy||R. Flett|
|Wayfarers||Hronn||L. Venables||Fair Dinkum||S. Butcher||Eyup||P. Mills|
|Allcomers Dunfermline Building Society Cup||Best Kens||D. Sabiston/M. Swanney||Go Quickly Red||M. Tippler||Fair Dinkum||S. Butcher|
|Allcomers Under 18 Alliance & Leicester Cup||Pico||B. Stabler|
|W&R Tullock Rose Bowl - yachts||Sea Nymph||W. Pottinger||Jigsaw||G. Thorpe||New Dawn||J. Hinkley|
|Baikie´s Cup - yachts||Sea Nymph||W. Pottinger||Nerbidibs||J. Byres||Jigsaw||G. Thorpe|
Rousay Regatta was held on 9th July 2005, and suffered from a poor turn out of boats due to conflicts with other local sailing events (Island Games, Orkney Challenge). There was also a shortage of wind.