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Holm Regatta 2007

St. Mary´s in Holm was full of sailing boats the weekend of the 18th August 2007, with Holm Regatta on Saturday 18th August, followed by the port to port race on Sunday 19th.

The 2007 Holm Regatta attracted 35 boats from around the Orkney Islands. The weather settled down to a fine ENE breeze, and luckily most of the rain held off till later in the day. For the dinghies three class races were held in the morning, followed by a break for lunch. An Allcomers race was held in the afternoon to finish off the event.

Mixed Centreboard

The mixed centreboard class consisted of five boats, including a fireball, Dusty, from Longhope. The Albacore Barbarian was sailed well by Brian and David Pottinger to win the class. Neil Burgess came 2nd in his new laser. Jammie Dodger sailed by Peter Mills with Mandy Sinclair came in 3rd.

Boat Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Barbarian Brian Pottinger David Pottinger .75 .75 .75 2.25
Laser Neil Burgess   2 3 4 9
Jammie Dodger Peter Mills Mandy Sinclair 3 2 2 7
Best Kens David Sabiston Micheal Swanney 4 4 3 11
Dusty K. Budge   5 5 5 15

Wayfarer

Four Wayfarers took part in the racing, Andante sailed by Malcolm Miller with his daughter Laura Miller was the champion winning all three races. Eclipse with D Sinclair came 2nd, with Das Spoot sailed by Alan Hale coming in third.

Boat Helm Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Andante M. Miller L. Miller 1 1 1 3
Eclipse D. Sinclair   2 3 2 7
Fair Dinkum S. Butcher   RTD 2 3 10
Das Spoot A.Hale   3 4 4 11

Merlin Rocket

Harcus Hutchison, sailing Ella won all three Merlin Rockets races with Ganzie sailed by G Rendall coming 2nd. Rural Girl sailed by Brian Kent from Westray sitting in third place.

Boat Helm Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Ella Harcus Hutchinson 1 1 1 3
Rural Girl B. Kent 2 2 2 6
Ganzie G. Rendall 3 3 3 9

Snipe

Fifteen boats raced in the snipe class, the largest class in the event. All of the Snipe class come from the Holm and Stromness Sailing Clubs, with Humdinger being sailed by John Love, a welcome visitor from South. Each of the three races was won by a different boat, showing how close the competition was at the front of the fleet. Overall the Stromness boat Go Quickly Red sailed by Malcolm Tipler with his son Peter managed to win. Wild Goose sailed by Mark Taylor finished second. Humdinger sailed by John Love from South with Alan Aim finished 3rd.

Boat Helm Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler Peter Tipler 4 2 0.75 6.75
Wild Goose Mark Taylor G. Kennedy 2 0.75 5 7.75
Umdinger John Love Alan Aim 3 4 3 10
Moonstone Andrew Leslie Rachel Roberts 0.75 6 4 10.75
Fiddlesticks Neil Foubister   6 3 2 11
Aquamania Malcolm Gordon Lyndi Birss 5 7 6 18
Mercury Too Freddy Johnston Kenny Holland 9 5 7 21
Vendetta James Stockan Elinor Cole 8 8 12 28
Silver Fern D. Harcus Alan Long 10 11 8 29
Crewzen L. Foubister S. Taylor 12 9 9 30
Nemo Carrie Stockan Eloi Dronoiu 7 15 10 32
Bonxie James Burgon M. Rendall 11 12 11 34
Siesta Tim Clewett Lizz Clewett 14 10 13 37
Njord John Robertson Mark Causer 13 14 14 41
Snoopy M. MacDonald Alisdair Bews 15 13 15 43

Allcomers

25 boats took part in the Allcomers race. Best Kens, the 505 sailed by David Sabiston came in first across the line, but was beaten on handicap by the Albacore Barbarian. The first Snipe to finish was Moonstone, with Andrew Leslie and Rachel Roberts. Their performance was good enough to get 3rd place on handicap.

Place Boat Type Handicap Time Corrected  
1 Barbarian Albacore 1066 42:52 40:12.8 1st
2 Best Kens 505 902 37:31 41:35.6 1st over the line
3 Moonstone Snipe 1117 46:44 41:50.3 1st Snipe
4 Wild Goose Snipe 1117 47:19 42:21.6  
5 Fiddlesticks Snipe 1117 47:27 42:28.8  
6 Umdinger Snipe 1117 47:37 42:37.7  
7 Ella Merlin Rocket 1060 45:26 42:51.7 1st Merlin Rocket
8 Aquamania Snipe 1117 48:46 43:39.5  
9 Fair Dinkum Wayfarer 1099 48:20 43:58.8 1st Wayfarer
10 Bonxie Snipe 1117 49:12 44:02.8
11 Andante Wayfarer 1099 48:27 44:05.1
12   Laser 1078 47:39 44:12.1
13 Silver Fern Snipe 1117 49:50 44:36.8
14 Vendetta Snipe 1117 49:54 44:40.4
15 Nemo Snipe 1117 50:14 44:58.3
16 Eclipse Wayfarer 1099 49:33 45:05.2
17 Crewzen Snipe 1117 50:23 45:06.4
18 Mercury Too Snipe 1117 50:47 45:27.8
19 Jammie Dodger RS400 952 43:56 46:08.9
20 Siesta Snipe 1117 52:50 47:18.0
21 Njord Snipe 1117 54:09 48:28.7
22 Das Spoot Wayfarer 1099 54:07 49:14.5
23 Go Quickly Red Snipe 1117 56:10 50:17.0
24 Snoopy Snipe 1117 02:11 55:40.2
25 Dusty Fireball 982 56:57 57:59.6

Catamarans

The Three cats had three morning races, as well as a single race in the afternoon. Lee Thomson´s Kleen Gyte had a kleen sweep winning all her races. Katoosh with Erlend Tait and his daughter came in 2nd, Banana Split with Peter Diamond and his daughter came third.

The Cats followed up with an afternoon race, the results did not change.

Boat Helm Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Afternoon Race
Kleen Gyte Lee Thomson   1 1 1 3 1
Katoosh Erlend Tait K. Tait 2 2 2 6 2
Banana Split Peter Diamond E. Diamond 3 3 3 9 3

Yoles

Mohigan sailed by A Budge, M Harris and W Budge won the Yoles races, with Helga sailed by W Black, R Wilson and S Sinclair coming in 2nd. Frances, sailed with Ian Richardson, Frances Richardson and Leyton Venables finished 3rd.

Boat Helm Crew Morning Race Afternoon Race
Mohigan A. Budge M. Harris, W. Budge 1 1
Helga W. Black R. Wilson, S. Sinclair 2 2
Gremsa L. Wilson M. Davidson, A. Kirkpatrick 3 3
Frances I. Richardson F. Richardson, L. Venables 4 4
Robin R. Gillespie S. Andrews RTD  

The event was a great success, having lots of support from various volunteers. Holm Sailing Club would like to thank the Race Committee, the Rescue boat crews, the Ladies who provided the lunch, as well as Alfie Flett and Jim MacDonald for their support.

Port to Port

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On Sunday 19th August seven snipe started the Port to Port race from St. Mary´s to St. Margaret´s Hope. The boats set off in a fresh Northerly breeze taking them quickly down to the Hope, with quite a tough slog back to St. Mary´s.

In the race South Moonstone (A. Leslie and R. Roberts) was the first boat to finish, getting a good start and maintaining her lead throughout the race. Aquamania sailed by M Gordon and Lyndi Birss finished close behind. Fiddlesticks finished 3rd . Unfortunately Hamba, sailed by Darren McAddie and Mark Causer, capsized near the finish and was unable to continue racing.

Sailing back to Holm was hard work, particularly in the more exposed areas of the Flow where quite a chop had built up. Go Quickly Red sailed by Malcolm Tipler and his son Peter established a massive lead. Moonstone finished 2nd with Fiddlesticks coming in 3rd.

Boat Skipper Crew Club Holm to Hope Hope to Holm
Moonstone Andrew Leslie Rachel Roberts Holm 1:00.12 1:13.11
Aquamania Malcolm Gordon Lyndi Birss Holm 1:00.46 1:17.29
Fiddlesticks Neil Foubister Robbie Stevenson Holm 1:02.44 1:15.35
Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler Peter Tipler Stromness 1:03.16 1:09.08
Mercury Too Freddy Johnstone John Robertson Stromness 1:03.18 1:24.33
Umdinger Chris More Barry Jones Stromness 1:03.34 1:17.29
Hamba Darren McAddie Mark Causer Holm DNF DNC