Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.
Kirkwall Regatta was held on Saturday 6 August. David Coulston won the Allcomers Trophy once again sailing Smyril. Three races were held in Kirkwall Bay in light and shifty conditions in the morning and a bit more breeze in the afternoon. The event was a great success. Stromness Regatta was held on Saturday 20th August, as well as the Round Shapinsay Race for yachts. Team Foubister won the snipe trophy sailing No Fear while James Burgon and Magda Bishop won the Allcomers in snipe Bonxie. See results for more details of 2016 regattas.
The next regatta is the Kemp Cup scheduled for the 10th September this year. The Kemp Cup is hosted by the Orkney Sailing Club and the trophy itself is the biggest mug in the Orkney sailing scene. The racing generally involves a long course including Theives Holm and the Scargun Shoal navigation mark.
Points sailing continued on Tuesday 23rd August with three boats racing in light conditions, Still Game winning all three races. The 2016 points racing is scheduled to finish on Tuesday 30th August this year.
The Port to Port race is scheduled for Sunday 28th August.
Holm Regatta was held on Saturday 9th July this year. More details will be posted shortly, but many thanks to all those who helped to make the event a success.
Interclub: The Interclub event was held on Tuesday 12th July with Stromness winning the event after three races in superb sailing conditions.
Rosebud was launched on Saturday morning (18th June) at 10am at the Holm Pier. Barbara Balcombe and Lesley Spence also did a sponsored swim from the 2nd barrier pier to the Holm Pier to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, with Rosebud supporting.
Tuesday evening racing continues through the summer with a 7pm start at St. Mary's pier.
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Albacore for sale, wooden hull number 6429, £950, call Gaynor (Holm) 781256. Good condition.
In the sailing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Marit Boumeester of the Netherlands wins a gold medal in the Ladies Laser Radial Class, Annalise Murphy of Ireland finished with a silver and Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark with Bronze.
Australia's Tom Burton wins the Laser class, knocking Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia off the top spot in the medal race. Stipanovic wins Croatia's first ever olympic sailing medal. New Zealand's Sam Meech finished with a bronze medal.
Giles Scott of the UK stamped his mark on the Finn class winning the event before the concluding medal race.
See Results for more details.