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Holm Regatta 2008

Holm Regatta 16th August 2008

A fresh South Easterly breeze was blowing on Saturday 16th August, ideal weather for the annual Holm Regatta. 27 sailing craft turned out for the biggest day in the Holm Sailing Club calendar. Various types of boat were present, some expecting to do well and collect some silverware, others just out for a good day´s sailing. Four Merlin Rockets were on the water, a welcome resurgence in a class with a long history in Orkney. A total of twelve snipe took to the water. There was good representation from all of the Orkney sailing clubs. It was great to see John Love again, making his annual pilgrimage to Orkney from Budworth Sailing Club.

The wind picked up during the day, giving fast and challenging conditions for most of the boats. An Olympic Triangle course was set, with the snipes and mixed centreboards having two morning races followed by a long Allcomers race in the afternoon. The Yoles had a single race in the morning and a single race in the afternoon.

Morning

Two back to back races were held in the morning. The mixed centreboards went out first, then the snipes. The Yoles had a single race; three laps round a triangular course.

The racing was very close within the Snipe fleet, Neil Foubister´s new No Fear won the first race, finishing ahead of Malcolm Tipler´s Go Quickly Red. The second race had the same three leading boats, Andrew Leslie and Rachel Roberts sailing Moonstone came in first, followed by No Fear and then Malcolm Tippler´s Go Quickly Red. This left No Fear with the win, on 2.75 points.

The Mixed centreboard class was quite different, with a wide range of sailing craft taking part. The fastest boats of the fleet were the two 505s, there were also Merlin Rockets, Lasers, a Fireball and an Albacore. Davy Sabiston´s 505, Best Kens, finished both races well ahead of the fleet. Best Kens was beaten due to handicap in both races by Brian and David Pottinger sailing the Albacore Barbarian. On corrected time, Best Kens finished second with the Merlin Rocket Ella finishing third.

Ella, sailed by Harcus Hutchison and Callum Rendall, won the Merlin Rocket class, finishing well ahead of Brian Kent´s Rural Girl. Souper Trouper, a new Merlin Rocket to Orkney, finished third.

Afternoon

The afternoon race was longer, two laps round the same course. The start line was extended to allow space for all the boats to start together. Best Kens completed the course first, nearly six minutes ahead of Barbarian. This was not enough to beat Barbarian, or the Snipes Go Quickly Red and No Fear. Barbarian won the race, with Go Quickly Red second and No Fear third. Best Kens was fourth overall.

Barbarian successfully won both the Mixed Centreboard and Allcomers races, as she did last year.

Yoles

Two Yoles´ races were held, both long triangular courses. It was great to see five of these bonny boats take part in the racing. Steven Flett sailed Lily to win both races. Mohican, sailed by Angus Budge finished both races second. It is always a fine sight to see the traditional wooden boats racing among the faster fibreglass dinghies.

The regatta was a great success, many people helped with the event. Many thanks to all those involved; the ladies, who provided a great spread of food at lunch time, the time keepers, Alfie Flett, Jim MacDonald, all the competitors as well as many others who helped make the event run smoothly.

Mixed Centreboards

Place Boat Helm Crew Class
1 Barbarian Brian Pottinger David Pottinger Albacore
2 Best Kens Davy Sabiston Michael Swanney 505
3 Ella Harcus Hutchison Callum Rendall Merlin Rocket

Snipe Race Results

 

 

 

 

Race 1

Race 2

 

 

Boat Name

Skipper

Crew

Sail Number

Place

Points

Place

Points

Total Points

Place

No Fear

Neil Foubister

Thorfinn Johnstone

21724

1

0.75

2

2

2.75

1

Go Quickly Red

Malcolm Tipler

Paula Hemsley

20690

2

2

3

3

5

3

Moonstone

Andrew Leslie

Rachel Roberts

24152

3

3

1

0.75

3.75

2

Sliver Fern

Davy Harcus

Alan Long

15760

4

4

4

4

8

4

Go Faster Blue

John Love

Alan Johnstone

24704

5

5

6

6

11

5

Crewzen

Alan Aim

Robbie Stevenson

H10

6

6

5

5

11

5

Fiddlesticks

Lynn Foubister

Sheena Taylor

20375

7

7

7

7

14

7

Hamba

Charlie Siderfin

Harry Siderfin

H23

8

8

RET

10

18

9

Siesta

Mike MacDonald

Mairi Ward

 

9

9

8

8

17

8

Mercury Too

Fred Johnstone

Barry Jones

20641

RET

12

DNS

12

24

10

Aquamania

Malcolm Gordon

Mark Causer

H24

RET

12

DNS

12

24

10

Allcomers Results

Boat Name

Sail Number

PY

Time

Correct

Place

Best Kens

8457

902

51

23

56

57

4

Barbarian

7515

1066

57

16

53

43

1

Go Quickly Red

20690

1117

62

13

55

41

2

Ella

1203

1018

62

49

61

42

9

No Fear

21724

1117

63

31

56

51

3

Moonstone

24152

1117

63

48

57

7

5

Mercury Too

20641

1117

OCS

 

 

 

 

Silver Fern

15760

1117

68

10

61

1

7

Super Trooper

3227

1018

67

17

66

5

10

Go Faster Blue

24704

1117

67

50

60

43

6

Snoopy

 

1117

68

26

61

15

8

Siesta

 

1117

75

20

67

26

11

Mixed Centreboard Results

 

 

 

Race 1

Race 2

Overall

 

Boat Name

Sail Number

PY

Time

Correct

Place

Time

Correct

Place

Points

Place

Best Kens

8457

902

25

10

27

54

1

28

38

31

44

3

4

2

Barbarian

7515

1066

30

30

28

36

2

31

34

29

36

1

3

1

Temeraire

7698

902

30

15

33

32

6

33

29

37

7

6

12

5

Ella

1203

1018

31

41

31

7

4

32

0

31

26

2

6

3

Cracklin Rosie

155890

1078

32

7

29

47

3

DNS

 

 

 

11

13

6

Rural Girl

1320

1018

33

52

33

16

5

34

17

33

40

5

10

4

Still Game

167592

1078

41

26

38

26

7

DSQ

 

 

 

11

18

8

Sonic

111

982

49

43

50

37

8

DSQ

 

 

 

11

19

9

Souper Trouper

3227

1018

RET

 

 

 

11

32

48

32

13

4

15

7

Rock 'n Roll

1349

1018

RET

 

 

 

11

DNS

 

 

 

11

22

10

Yoles Races

Boat Name

Helm

Race 1

Race 2

Lily

Steven Flett

1

1

Mohican

Angus Budge

2

2

Helga

Willy Black

3

4

Lizzie II

Richard Wilson

4

3

Eve

Leyton Venables

5

DNS