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Regatta 2013

Last update 1 December 2013

Holm Kemp Cup Stromness Longhope Kirkwall

Holm Regatta 2013

Holm Regatta was originally planned for Saturday 17th August but a summer gale forced a postponement. The waiting paid off though, and warm summery weather with a fine breeze provided perfect conditions for the biggest event in the Holm Sailing Club racing calendar. Three back to back races were held, the first two being class races, the third was the Allcomers. Course 5 was sailed for the moderate South Easterly wind.

Snipe: The Holm Sailing Club Snipe trophy has a reputation for being difficult to win, this year Neil Foubister's Fiddlesticks made it look easy winning both races.

Boat Skipper Crew Race Overall Place
1 2
Fiddlesticks Neil Foubister Thorfinn Johnstone 1 1 2 1
Kontiki David Clouston Edward Johnstone 2 4 6 2
Boreus Ian Johnston   4 3 7 3
Go Faster Blue Peter Tipler Ewan Johnstone 8 2 10 4
Smurf Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson 3 8 11 5
Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler Doody Robertson 6 5 11 6
Moonstone Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown 5 6 11 7
Aeolus Charlie Siderfin Sylvia Murray 7 10 17 8
Aquamania Malcolm Gordon Michelle Scott 9 9 18 9
Hassfang Chris Moore Harvey Dunnett 12 7 19 10
Siesta Leighton Venables Adrian Askew 10 12 22 11
Jaws Mark Causer Emma Thomson 11 11 22 12

Mixed Centreboards: The Mixed Centreboard class was somewhat depleted this year. These boats started alongside the Snipe class. Ian Rushbrook's Laser Solitaire won the two races.

Boat Type Race 1 Race 2 Total Overall Skipper Crew
Solitaire Laser 1 1 2 1 Ian Rushbrook  
Moonshadow Laser 3 2 5 2 Barbara Bailey  
Feva RS Feva 2 3 5 3 Ross Sinclair Kevin Foulis

The third race was the Allcomers where Peter Tipler's Go Faster Blue was fastest. Solitaire was over the line at the start, and Aquamania retired. Full results are given below.

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew Time Corrected
1 Go Faster Blue Snipe Peter Tipler Ewan Johnstone 39:23.35 35.26
2 Smurf Snipe Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson 39:31.03 35.37
3 Fiddlesticks Snipe Neil Foubister Thorfinn Johnstone 39.47.02 35.61
4 Moonstone Snipe Andrew Leslie Joshua Brown 39:59.61 35.80
5 Go Quickly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler Doody Robertson 40:06.26 35.90
6 Kontiki Snipe David Clouston Edward Johnstone 40:23.03 36.15
7 Aeolus Snipe Charlie Siderfin Sylvia Murray 40:35.38 36.33
8 Boreus Snipe Ian Johnstone   40:42.89 36.45
9 Jaws Snipe Mark Causer Emma Thomson 40:59.53 36.69
10 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore Harvey Dunnett 41:41.94 37.33
11 Moonshadow Laser Barbara Bailey   41:58.24 38.61
12 Feva RS Feva Ross Sinclair Kevin Foulis 49:07.33 40.93
OCS Solitaire Laser Ian Rushbrook      
RET Aquamania Snipe Malcolm Gordon Michelle Scott    

Yoles: Two dipping lug sailed yoles took part in the event. These boats had two races with their own start.

Dipping Lugs:

Boat Helm Crew Race 1 Race 2
Ann P. Miller M Foubister 1 1
Fly G. Miller Ewan Miller 2 2

The prizegiving and a barbeque were held after racing. Many thanks are due to all those who helped make the event a success, in particular to Neil Foubister without whom the event would not have happened. Thanks are also due to Margaret Hinckley, Isobel Tipler and Willie Watters for the race management, safety boat drivers (Donnie Hall, Brendan Fletcher, Derek Johnson), the tent team, (including Ilona and Glen Foubister, Ewan Stevenson, Freya Stevenson) and all those who organised the catering (Susan Foubister, Sylvia, Caroline, Bu, Cath). Malcolm Gordon, Mark Causer, Mairi Fleet, Charlie Siderfin deserve a mention for organising lots of things to make the event go smoothly. The visiting dinghies, and yoles should also be mentioned for making the event a great spectacle. There is a good chance some folk have been missed, sincere apologies if your name should be mentioned above.


Kemp Cup 2013

Tennant Cup: The Tennant Cup had four boats taking part. There was a moderate North Westerly breeze which sent the boats round the bay in good time. The course was a 'sausage/triangle' arrangement (4S, 2S, 4S, 3S, LBS and finish). Nimrod was first across the line but Smyril nailed her on handicap. Fredrik's mast fell in a squall shortly after the race, he was towed home and crewed with Malcolm Tipler in Go Quickly Red for the afternoon's Kemp Cup race.

Boat Type Time Corrected Overall Skipper Crew
Nimrod Fireball 31.43 32.52 4 Andrew Leslie Edward Johnstone
Smyril Wayfarer 32.37 29.62 1 David Clouston Lee Thomson
Lazy Linda Laser 32.50 30.20 2 Fredrik Sundman  
Andante Wayfarer 34.22 31.21 3 Michael Miller Brian Kynoch

Kemp Cup: After a break for soup and mince rolls in the Girnel the afternoon was devoted to longer races. The Kemp Cup was run with a short lap round marks 4, 3 and 2 followed by the traditional long triangle course out to Scargun Shoal Buoy and then Thieves Holm. Rather than sail round Thieves Holm a mark was laid to the South of the Island. The conditions were fresher in the North side of the bay giving fast reaching conditions after rounding the Scargun Shoal mark. Nimrod won with a significant lead over Smyril.

Boat Type Time Corrected Overall Skipper Crew
Nimrod Fireball 48.21 49.589 1 Andrew Leslie Edward Johnstone
Smyril Wayfarer 56.26 51.25 2 David Clouston Lee Thomson
Go Quickly Red Snipe 59.20 53.11 3 Malcolm Tipler Fredrik Sundman
Andante Wayfarer 60.19 54.78 4 Michael Miller Brian Kynoch

Juniors: Five juniors took part in the event, four Picos and a Topper. These boats had two races with their own start.

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Helm
MeBot 1 2 Ross Sinclair
Pinkie 2 4 Joshua Brown
  3 1 Kevin Foulis
  4 3 Alex Baikie
  5 5 Sam

Cats: Three cats took part in the event, providing a bit of extra colour to the proceedings. These boats had two races with their own start.

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Helm Crew
Katoosh 1 1 Ian Rushbrook Ewan Johnstone
Banana Split 2 2 Peter Diamond  
Plum Crazy 3 3 Richard Flett  

Yachts: Five yachts took to the sea for the event.

Boat Centenary Cup Maxwell Cup Skipper
New Dawn 1 2 John Hinckley
Enigma 2 4 Simon Butcher
Tsarina 3 1 Willie Finney
Tamara 4 3 Peter Mills
Eureka DNS 5  

Snipe UK National Championships

The Snipe National Championships was hosted by Stromness Sailing Club from the 2nd to 4th August. The event was a great success with magnificent sailing conditions. Hosting a National Championships is a big deal and required a lot of organisation from various folk of Orkney as well as from the Snipe class association. For the event ten boats travelled all the way from England to enjoy Orkney's spectacular sailing conditions, and the conditions were ideal with plenty of breeze. Seven races were held over the three days, with two discards. The overall winner was Maxim Romain with a perfect 5 points. The winner of the 'hens' (older boats) was Richard Lambert with 6 points. The best sailors of Orkney also took part, with Pete Tipler being fastest local boat. See results below:

Overall.
Hens (mainly local boats).
Harriers (mainly visitors).
Juniors

This is the first time a national championships has been hosted in Orkney. Way back in 1958 a Scottish Snipe Championships was held in Scapa Flow, with 15 boats taking part a few of which made the journey North from the Pentland Firth club, and one from as far away as Dunoon. In terms of quality of competion and standard of racing this year's event far surpasses anything that has gone before.


Stromness Regatta

Stromness Regatta was held on Saturday 20th July 2013. The event was a great warm up for the forthcoming Snipe National Championships to be held on the 2-4 August this year.

Snipe: 11 snipes took part on a bright and breezy Staurday. Malcolm Tipler and Paula Hemsley won the race sailing Go Quickly Red. Three boats didn't make it to the finish line due to capsizes and gear failure.

Place Boat Skipper Crew
1 Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler Paula Hemsley
2 Go Faster Blue Peter Tipler Thorfinn Johnstone
3 Nemo Ian Johnstone Ed Johnstone
4 Aeolus Charlie Siderfin Fredrik Sundman
5 Wild Goose Mark Taylor James Stockan
6 Hassfang Chris Moore Harvey Dunnett
7 Noringa Gordon Hill Donnie Hall
8 Double Dutch Kenny Holland Johnny Robertson
DNF Fiddlesticks Neil Foubister Glen Foubister
DNF Off Beat Lee Thomson Freya Stevenson
DNF Skeldro Doody Robertson Paul Williams

Mixed Centreboards: A very mixed fleet of one Laser, one Laser 4000 and a cat in the mixed centreboards this year:

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew
1 Plum Crazy Catamaran Victor Byres Richard Flett
2 Solitaire Laser Ian Rushbrook
DNF Deep Blue Laser 4000 Laura Johnston Graham Broch

Yoles: Race 1

Place Boat Crew
1 Lizzie II Richard Wilson, Andrew Wilson
2 Lily Angus Budge, Willie Tulloch, Bill Sutherland, Colin Bates
3 Solwen Ian Richardson, Leighton venables, Mike McLaughlin
4 Helga Pat Tullock, Willie Black, A Sinclair
DSQ Gremsa Maurice Davidson, Jan Andersen, Rod Daniel

Yoles: Race 2

Place Boat
1 Lily
2 Helga
3 Solwen
4 Gremsa

Allcomers: The allcomers race was held in the harbour this year, two boats were disqualified due to some confusion over the course. Ian Rushbrook's Solitaire had to retire with a broken boom.

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew
1 Nemo Snipe Ed Johnstone Ian Johnstone
2 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore Neil Foubister
3 Noringa Snipe Gordon Hill Donnie Hall
DSQ Wild Goose Snipe Mark Taylor James Stockan
DSQ Go Quickly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler Paula Hemsley
DNF Plum Crazy Catamaran Victor Byres Richard Flett
DNF Solitaire Laser Ian Rushbrook

Longhope Regatta

Longhope Regatta was held on Saturday 6th July 2013. The event had a great turn out of various boats, including Lee Thomson's Musto Skiff, four Snipes as well as a class of five Lasers. Only one catamaran took part, Victor Byres and Richard Flett sailing Plum Crazy.

Mixed Centreboards: The Lasers dominated the mixed centreboards at Longhope this year. Lee Thomson's Musto Skiff struggled with the weather conditions and did not finish the race:

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew Comments
1 Warspite Laser Andrew Leslie   Also winner of Laser trophy
1 Eynhallow Wayfarer J. Wild   1st Wayfarer class
1 Deep Blue Laser 4000 Laura Johnston Graham Broch 1st Local boat

Snipe: Four Snipes took part in the Longhope races, competitive as always:

Place Boat Skipper Crew
1 No Fear Neil Foubister Ilona Foubister
? Go Quickly Red Peter Tipler Malcolm Tipler
? Hassfang Chris Moore Harvey Dunnet
? Smurf Mairi Fleet Alan Donaldson

Allcomers: The Snipes did best in the lighter conditions of the afternoon race:

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew Comments
1 Go Faster Blue Snipe Peter Tipler Malcolm Tipler Also winner of Snipe trophy
1 Eynhallow Wayfarer J. Wild   1st Wayfarer class
1 Warspite Laser Andrew Leslie   1st Laser class

Kirkwall Regatta

Kirkwall Regatta was held on Saturday 13th July 2013 with a somewhat depleted fleet compared with previous years.

Mixed Centreboards Two races were held.

Race 1 Race 2 Boat Type Skipper Crew Comments
1 3 Aegir Alto David Sabiston Michael Swanney  
2 1 Go Quickly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler    
3 2 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore Harvey Dunnet  
4 4 Andante Wayfarer Michael Miller    
5   St. George Laser Jonathan Walters    

Allcomers

Place Boat Type Skipper Crew Comments
1 Go Quickly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler    
2 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore Harvey Dunnet  
3 Andante Wayfarer Michael Miller    
4 Aegir Alto David Sabiston Michael Swanney