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​Stromness Regatta 2016

After the disappointment of having to postpone Stromness Regatta from its originally scheduled date at the beginning of Stromness Shopping Week in July, it was something of a relief to manage to hold the Regatta on the re-scheduled date of Saturday, 20 August. The weather in the lead-up to the event was poor and the day started with strong wind and rain but the forecast promised a reduction in the wind strength and an end to the rain. The first race was postponed from 11:00 am to 12 noon and this turned out to be a good decision as by the time the boats were out on the water and ready to race the situation had improved.

Three Yoles, ten Snipes, one Laser, one RS Feva and one Pico competed, the RS Feva and the Pico being sailed by Juniors. The full results are set out below:

RACE 1

Yoles - Corrigal Challenge Cup

1st Helga (Skipper Willie Black, Crew Alexander Sinclair and Paul Sneesby)
2nd Solweyn (Skipper Leyton Venables, Crew Ian Richardson and Adrian Askew)
3rd Lily (Skipper Ally Kirkpatrick, Crew Angus Budge, Sheena Taylor and Bill Sutherland)

Snipes - John Hourston Trophy
1st No Fear (Skipper Neil Foubister, Crew Glen Foubister)
2nd Go Faster Blue (Skipper Edward Johnstone, Crew Ross Harvey)
3rd Go Quickly Red (Skipper Malcolm Tipler, Crew Doody Robertson)
4th Boreas (Skipper Ian Johnstone, Crew John Young)
5th Double Dutch (Skipper Kenny Holland, Crew Paula Hemsley)
6th Wild Goose (Skipper Michael Foubister, Crew Fredryk Sundman)
7th Scooby (Skipper Donnie Hall, Crew Finley Hall)
8th Noringa 3 (Skipper Calum Miller, Crew Antony Mottershead)
RTD Bonxie (Skipper James Burgon, Crew Magda Bishop)
RTD Skeldro (Skipper Mark Taylor, Crew Lewis Burgon)

Mixed Centreboards
1st Laser Enron (Skipper Mark Holbrook)

RACE 2

Yoles - Yawls Challenge Cup
1st Solweyn (Skipper Leyton Venables, Crew Ian Richardson and Adrian Askew)
2nd Helga (Skipper Willie Black, Crew Alexander Sinclair and Paul Sneesby)
3rd Lily (Skipper Ally Kirkpatrick, Crew Angus Budge, Sheena Taylor and Bill Sutherland)

Yoles - Blue Riband for combined race results
1st=  Helga and Solweyn (sharing the Blue Riband for six months each)

Allcomer Dinghies (Excluding Juniors)
1st Snipe Bonxie (Skipper James Burgon, Crew Magda Bishop)
2nd Snipe No Fear (Skipper Neil Foubister, Crew Glen Foubister)
3rd Laser Enron (Skipper Mark Holbrook)
4th Snipe Go Quickly Red (Skipper Malcolm Tipler, Crew Doody Robertson)
5th Snipe Go Faster Blue (Skipper Edward Johnstone, Crew Ross Harvey)
6th Snipe Boreas (Skipper Ian Johnstone, Crew John Young)
7th Snipe Wild Goose (Skipper Michael Foubister, Crew Fredryk Sundman)
8th Snipe Skeldro (Skipper Mark Taylor, Crew Lewis Burgon)
9th Snipe Noringa 3 (Skipper Calum Miller, Crew Antony Mottershead)
10th Snipe Scooby (Skipper Donnie Hall, Crew Finley Hall)

Bonxie also won the Davo Harcus Quaich for the first Stromness Snipe in the Allcomers Race.

JUNIORS

First race of two race competition
1st RS Feva (Skipper Liam Thomson)
2nd Pico (Skipper Joshua Brown)

Second race of two race competition
1st RS Feva (Skipper Liam Thomson)
2nd Pico (Skipper Joshua Brown)

Robertson Trophy for overall result
1st RS Feva (Skipper Liam Thomson)

Scottish Sea Foods Junior Champion for leading Stromness SC Junior
1st RS Feva (Skipper Liam Thomson)

The Flag Officers of Stromness SC would like to thank all the competitors for taking part, the starting team, the safety boat skippers and crew, Katy Robertson for making the soup, the ladies who set out the refreshments and all the members and others who contributed in any way to make this a successful event and of course Jean from Stromness Golf Club who manned the bar.

IMAGES

David Bowdler has uploaded video clips and images to the Club Facebook page so follow the Menu Facebook link to the left to view those. There is also an image of the trophy winners taken by Johnny Robertson. The latter is also shown below along with some other images provided by Gordon Hill

Bonxie
Bonxie
Bonxie
Bonxie
Bonxie
Bonxie
Go Faster Blue
Go Faster Blue
GO Quickly Red
GO Quickly Red
No Fear and Boreas
No Fear and Boreas
Noringa 3
Noringa 3
Scooby and Double Dutch
Scooby and Double Dutch
Scooby and Double Dutch
Scooby and Double Dutch
Noringa 3
Noringa 3
Trophy Winners
Trophy Winners
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