2010 Summer2010 Seasons Activity
All in, Westray Sailing Club had a very successful and eventful year. Gordon Rendall is getting quotes in to build an extension to his trophy cabinate.
Gordon Rendall & Johny McEwen in the "Alice"
Gordon Rendall accepting ONE of his trophies from the officials, Bertie Drever, timekeeper and John Harcus, Commodore, on Regatta Day.
It was brilliant to see the Canadian canoe "Spirit Dancer" back again this year, we were honoured that they stayed for a week and Chris Cooper also presented WSC with the unique prize for the Rapness Race.
"Spirit Dancer" leaving Rapness with a mixture of visitors and locals for a rather long dance to Pierowall.
John Harcus receiving the small paddle and its story from Chris Cooper of "Spirit Dancer".
We were able to trial a new race this year from Pierowall to Rapness on the Sunday following the Regatta. Seven boats entered each having a local onboard as part of the crew as per the race rules and the yacht "New Dawn" skippered by John Hinkley won.
Local Lauren Harcus pictured with John & Margaret Hinkley
"Neriedes" setting off on a rainy sunday morning.
Crews and welcome party including Karen and the pipe band at Rapness Pier
At the prize giving on Regatta Day we were delighted to also present life membership to three men who have contributed greatly over the years to the ongoing success of the Club.
Davie Lennie, Harcus Hutchison & Sandy Firth pictured with John Harcus
The Club were honoured to have the recently married Mrs Erika Pottinger presenting the prizes, pictured above recieving flowers and a wedding gift from Club Treasurer Jan Stephenson
The final race for the Rendall family cup and the party in Brian's shed was a great way again to finish the season.
Pictured above having a pause in the dancing is the winner of the Cup this year Brian Kent and his wife Mabel on the left and Jackie Rendall's son John with his wife Sally to the the right.