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Orkney Regattas 2015

Kemp Cup: 19th September

The Kemp Cup was postponed this year due to breezy conditions, the event was run on Saturday 19th September attracting several yachts and a mixed selection of dinghies. Lee Thomson's Phantom took line honours but didn't have a chance against Smyril once handicaps were applied. David Clouston finished with the fastest corrected time so Smyril gets the big trophy once again.

Boat Type Helm PY time corrected place
Kemp Cup Results
Smyril Wayfarer David Clouston 1112 89:03 1:20:05 1
Enron Laser Mark Holbrook 1091 88:11 1:20:50 2
Ella Merlin Rocket Harcus Hutchison 1055 85:44 1:21:16 3
Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson 995 81:14 1:21:38 4
Libertine Laser Fredrik Sundman 1091 96:18 1:28:16 5
Warspite Laser 4.7 Joshua Brown 1180 111:18 1:34:19 6

The afternoon saw six boats compete for the tennents trophy.

Boat Type Helm PY time corrected place
Tennents Cup
Smyril Wayfarer David Clouston 1112 38:16 34:24 1
Enron Laser Mark Holbrook 1091 37:52 34:43 2
Ella Merlin Rocket Harcus Hutchison 1055 36:48 34:53 3
Libertine Laser Fredrik Sundman 1091 38:52 35:38 4
Warspite Laser 4.7 Joshua Brown 1180 44:26 37:40 5
Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson 995 DNF    

Catherine J finished first over the line in the Maxwell Cup race, but Panache took the trophy after handicap:

Place Yacht time corrected
Maxwell Cup Race
1 Panache 58:36.48 56:02
2 Eureka 60:56.33 60.17
3 Enigma 64:02.30 61:06
4 Catherine J 57:28.92 64:48

Eureka took the top spot in the Centenary Cup race.

Place Yacht time corrected
Centenary Cup
1 Eureka 65:09.78 64:27
2 Panache 70:16.51 67:11
3 Catherine J 61:56.12 69:50
4 Enigma 73:56.34 70:33

 

Holm Regatta: 15th August

The Holm Regatta took place on Saturday with a mainly light, variable north westerly wind.  27 boats took part with 5 Yoles setting off from Stromness at 6:30am to arrive in Holm three hours later, dead on time for the 9:30 briefing.   The course consisted of 2 sausage shaped legs, each starting and finishing at the number 5 buoy in the west corner of the bay, giving plenty of action for on-shore spectators and some lively exchanges as the different classes sailed amongst each other and around the critical buoy; making for a sociable regatta!


There were three back to back races in the morning, the results of which were aggregated. The wind died away at the end of morning racing and then picked up after a soup and sandwich lunch for the final, afternoon race.  There was a wide spectrum of ages and experience and a strong junior class of five Picos.

The afternoon rain stopped for the BBQ at the end and the sun came out as folk left for home.  The Yoles sailed home to Stromness arriving around 6:30, making for a long 12 hour day.  The Holm Sailing Club would like to thank all those who attended and made the day so much fun.

Boat Skipper Crew am pm
Catamarans
Plum Crazy Richard Flett Ian Rushbrook 1 1
Banana Split Peter Diamond Emma Diamond 2 2
Katoosh Erlend Tait   DNF  

Boat Skipper Crew 1 2 3 Points Place
Snipes
Go Faster Blue Peter Tipler Rémi Mandray 1 1 1 3 1
Sula Mark Taylor Jack Emmerson 3 2 3 8 2
Boreus Ian Johnstone Sarah Murray 2 6 4 12 3
Skeldro Ed Johnstone   5 4 6 12 4
Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler   11 3 2 16 5
Hassfang Chris Moore   4 7 5 16 6
Aeolus Charlie Siderfin   6 5 7 18 7
Smurf Lynn Bartlett   7 9 8 24 8
Rio Simon Kemp   8 10 10 28 9
Jaws Mark Causer   9 8 DNS 29 10
Tic-Tac Sheena Taylor   10 11 9 30 11

 

Place Boat Skipper Crew
Mixed Centreboards
1 Ella Harky Hutchison Raymond Hutchison
2 No Name Robbie Bruce Kevin Gauld
3 Skieron Lee Thomson  

 

Place Skipper
Junior Picos
1 Joshua Brown
2 Glen Foubister
3 George and Lydia Bailey

 

Boat Skipper am1 am2 pm
Yoles
Solwyn Leighton Venables 1 1 2
Lily Angus Budge 3 2 1
Sumato Ken Sutherland 2 4 4
Waterwitch Rod Daniels 4 3 3
Gremsa Maurice Davidson 5 5 DNS

 

Place Boat Class Helm Crew
Allcomers
1 Go Quickly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler Doody Robertson
2 Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson  
3 Sula Snipe Mark Taylor Jack Emmerson
4 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore  
5 Skeldro Snipe Edward Johnstone  
6 Smurf Snipe Lynn Bartlett  
7 Ella Merlin Rocket Harcus hutchison  
8 Go Faster Blue Snipe Malcolm Tipler  
9 Boreas Snipe Ian Johnstone  
10 Aeolus Snipe Charlie Siderfin  
11 Rio Snipe Simon Kemp  
11 Jaws Snipe Mark Causer  
13 Tic-tac Snipe Sheena Taylor  
14 Pico 1 Pico Joshua Brown  
15 2900 Merlin Rocket Robbie Bruce  
16 Pico 2 Pico Glen Foubister  
17 Pico 3 Pico George Bailey  
18 Yellow Pico Lydia Bailey  

 

Westray Regatta: 25th July 2015

The 2015 Westray Regatta included a wide range of sailing craft. Along with the traditional skiffs, yoles, yachts were a variety of dinghies. The Merlin Rockets turned out as well as quite a few snipes, and a few other mixed centreboards. The junior sailors were active this year in the new 'Bug' class as well as a group of 'Picos'.

Skipper am pm
Pico
Joshua Brown 1 1
Lydia Bailey 2 2
George Bailey DNF 3
Skipper am pm
Bug
Dean Shearer 1 1
Chloe Sandison 2  
Drew Shearer 3  
Stefan Muir   2
Boat Skipper am pm
Skiffs
Alice Gordon Rendall 1 1
Puffin   2 2
Tit   3  
J & B     3
Boat Skipper am pm
Boat Skipper am pm
Yoles
Lily Ally Kirkpatrick 1 1
Gem   2 2
Olive   3  
Sumato     3
Yachts
Neredes George Shearer 1 2
Eureka Magnus Bain 2 1
Selene   3 3
Boat Skipper Crew am pm
Snipe Class
Skeldro Peter Tipler   1 1
Sula Mark Taylor   2 4
Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler   3 5
Aeolus Charlie Siderfin     2
No Fear Neil Foubister     3
Place Boat Skipper Crew
Merlin Rocket Class
1 Ella Harcus Hutchison  
2 Rural Girl    
3 Auk    
Fast Handicap
Place Boat Helm Crew Time Handicap Corrected
1 Skeiron Lee Thomson   1:17:01.53 995 1:17:24.75
2 Ella Harcus Hutchison   1:22:06.45 1060 1:17:27.59
3 Rural Girl     1:28:14.58 1060 1:23:14.89
4 Auk     1:30:30.95 1060 1:25:23.54
5 Monivey     1:31:54.95 1060 1:26:42.78
Allcomers
Place Boat Type Helm Crew Time Handicap Corrected
1 Ella Rocket Harcus Hutchison   55:56.09 1060 52:46.12
2 Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson   52:48.50 995 53:04.42
3 Skeldro Snipe Peter Tipler   57:43.01 1087 53:05.84
4 Aeolus Snipe Charlie Siderfin   57:59.77 1087 53:21.26
5 No Fear Snipe Neil Foubister   58:15.92 1087 53:36.12
6 Sula Snipe Mark Taylor   58:22.82 1087 53:42.47
7 Go Qkly Red Snipe Malcolm Tipler   58:54.42 1087 54:11.54
8 Rural Girl Rocket     57:37.90 1060 54:22.17
9 Hassfang Snipe Chris Moore   59:22.41 1087 54:37.29
10 Smurf Snipe Mairi Fleet   60:16.68 1087 55:27.21
11 Monivey Rocket     59:11.40 1060 55:50.38
12 Rio Snipe Simon Kemp   61:00.77 1087 56:07.77
13 Auk Rocket     60:38.30 1060 57:12.36
14 OSC 3 Wayfarer Barbara Bailey   66:20.88 1112 59:39.93

 

Stromness Regatta: 18th July 2015

Sromness Regatta is always an important fixture in Orkney’s sailing calendar, and there was a good turn out of Snipes, Yoles and Yachts this year. The fresh Westerly breeze made very gusty and shifty conditions in the Harbour for the figure of eight course. Two laps of the short course were sailed. The dinghies and yoles had two races back to back while the yachts sailed a longer course outside in the bay of Ireland. Racing began shortly after the Hrossey departed.

There were a few capsizes during the day but no major problems. After racing the club arranged a great spread of food in the Golf Club where trophies were awarded followed by the raffle. Overall the event was very well organised with some challenging sailing.

The full results are available on the Stromness Sailing Club web site, and some photos are available on Flikr (thanks to David Bowdler). 

Snipe
Place Boat Skipper Crew
1 Boreas Ian Johnstone John Young
2 Aeolus Charlie Siderfin Alan Donaldson
3 Sula Mark Taylor Jack Emmerson
4 Skeldro Edward Johnstone Archie Porteous
5 Nemo Tom Allan Paula Hemsley
6 Rio Simon Kemp Emma Thomson
7 Double Dutch Kenny Holland Sarah Murray
8 Scooby Donnie Hall Thorfinn Johnstone
RTD Go Quickly Red Malcolm Tipler Doody Robertson
Mixed Centreboards
Place Boat Type Skipper Crew
1 Warspite Laser Andrew Leslie  
2 Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson  
3 Plum Crazy Hobie Cat Richard Flett Ian Rushbrook
Allcomers
Place Boat Type Skipper Crew
1 Warspite Laser Andrew Leslie  
2 Sula Snipe Mark Taylor Jack Emmerson
3 Go Quickly Red Snipe Peter Tipler Leanne Fischler
4 Skeldro Snipe Edward Johnstone Archie Porteous
5 Plum Crazy Hobie Cat Richard Flett Ian Rushbrook
6 Boreas Snipe Ian Johnstone John Young
7 Nemo Snipe Tom Allan Paula Hemsley
8 Scooby Snipe Donnie Hall Thorfinn Johnstone
9 Aeolus Snipe Charlie Siderfin Alan Donaldson
10 Rio Snipe Simon Kemp Emma Thomson
RTD Double Dutch Snipe Kenny Holland Sarah Murray
RTD Skeiron Phantom Lee Thomson  

Longhope Regatta: 11th July 2015

Longhope Regatta started the Orkney Regatta season in 2015. In the morning the light breeze couldn't decide which direction to blow till it gave up all together. The first race was abandoned, then after some discussion ashore an allcomers race was held in the early afternoon. Lee Thomson's Skeiron got off on a good start and led the fleet round the course. After the racing the sailors were treated to mince and tatties as well as a cup of very tasty soup at the Royal Hotel. The prizegiving and raffle were held in good time before Terry drove all the visitors back to the ferry for the journey home.

This year the Graemsay schedule was changed for the regatta, which worked very well allowing the racing to begin in good time and also allowed more flexibility for the race management when the wind died off.

Allcomers
Boat Place Type Handicap Time Corrected
Skeiron 1 Phantom 995 31:24 31.57
Warspite 2 Laser 1091 34:44 31.85
Double Dutch 3 Snipe 1087 36:24 33.49
Hassfang 4 Snipe 1087 37:54 34.88
Why Me 5 Laser 1091 41:20 37.89
Crewzen 6 Snipe 1087 48:12 39.75
Topper 7 Topper 1340 54:42 40.82
Moonshadow 8 Laser Radial 1135 47:50 42.15
Out For a Duck 9 Mirror 1368 59:00 43.13
Wild Thing 10 Laser Radial 1135 53:47 47.40
Eynhallow 11 Wayfarer 1112 60:57 54.82
Margarita RET Snipe 1087    
Pico 5 RET Pico 1330    

The yoles had a tricky time with the strong tides and light winds:

Skiffs/Yoles race results
Boat Place Type Handicap Time Corrected
Lily 1 2 sail yole +95 47:02 48:37
Sumato 2 2 sail yole +110 60:07 61:57
Family Pride 1 3 sail yole +10 60:58 61:08
Gremsa 2 3 sail yole +10 61:35 61:45