Please note that there will be no Autumn Silver Snipe Series this year.
Club Racing 2016
As there will be no Autumn Silver Snipe Series in 2016, Club racing ended with the last of the Commodore's Cup races on Thursday, 25 August. All the results can be found by follow the series links below.
All that remains now is to hand out the trophies and prizes. The Presentation Evening will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday, 23 September 2016 at Stromness Golf Club and there will be Darts and Pool competitions during the evening. We might try to include something else for those who don't play Darts or Pool.
Many thanks to all who took part in racing or helped with safety support or race starting. We hope to see you all, and more, out on the water or onshore next year.
The Commodore's Cup Series ran during August finishing with a good breeze and some sunshine on Thursday, 25 August. As befits a finalé, there was good competition in each of the three races and three different winners emerged.
In the first of the three races, Go Quickly Red came first, Boreas second and Skeldro third.
In the second race, Skeldro was first, Go Quickly Red second and Bonxie third.
In the third race, Boreas was first, Go Faster Blue was second and Skeldro was third.
In the Commodore's Cup Series overall, Skeldro (Mark Taylor & Lewis Burgon) took first place with 26 points, Go Faster Blue (Edward Johnstone & Ross Harvey) came second with 37 points and Bonxie (James Burgon & Magda Bishop) came third with 54 points.
The Summer Series concluded on 28 July 2016 with Skeldro (Mark Taylor) being a clear winner with 81 points. In second place was Double Dutch (Kenny Holland) with 121 points, closely followed by Go Quickly Red (Malcolm Tipler) with 125 points.
For the full results for individual races and the series please follow the link below:
May Tankard Series
The May Tankard Series concluded on Thursday, 26 May with Mark Taylor again taking three wins in Skeldro.
Taking account of a DNS and a RTD for Skeldro, both Skeldro and Malcolm Tipler's Go Quickly Red ended up on 22 points for the series, however, the series win goes to Skeldro on countback - six wins to Go Quickly Red's three wins - with Go Quickly Red second and Double Dutch third.
Points Series (May to August inclusive)
The May Tankard Series, the Summer Series and the Commodore's Cup Series race points all carry forward to the May to August Points Series. DNS results for the Points Series are based on total boats in the Points Series (ie from the individual May, June, July and August series results) plus one point so DNS points gathered in the individual series may be changed for the purposes of the Points Series. Under the Points Series, sailors can also discard their four worst race results over the Points Series. This means that discards used one week for calculating the accumulative results may not be used as the series progresses and more race results come through.
The Points Series ended with the final races of the Commodore's Cup on Thursday, 25 August and the winner was Skeldro (Mark Taylor & Lewis Burgon) with 82 points. Go Quickly Red (Malcolm Tipler & Doody Robertson) came second with 191 points and Double Dutch (Kenny Holland & Sarah Murray or other crew) came third with 248 points.
Frozen Food Centre Shopping Week Trophy
The Frozen Food Centre Shopping Week Trophy was sailed for on Thursday, 21 July, with six boats competing. The results were as follows:
1st Skeldro (5 points) - Mark Taylor & Lewis Burgon
2nd Hassfang (5 points but Skeldro won on countback) - Chris Moore & Barry Jones
3rd Go Faster Blue (11 points) - Edward Johnstone & Ross Harvey
4th= Boreas (13 points) - Ian Johnstone & John Young
4th= Scooby (!3 points) - Donnie Hall & Doody Robertson
6th Double Dutch (16 points) - Kenny Holland & Sarah Murray
The individual race points from that event were taken into account in the Summer Series as well as this one-off trophy event.