Frozen Food Centre
Shopping Week Snipe Challenge
Having won the P&O Tankard for the third time in 2006, Neil Foubister of Kirkwall's Frozen Food Centre was able to retain the tankard. He has kindly sponsored a replacement tankard trophy - the Frozen Food Centre Shopping Week Snipe Challenge.
The first challenge took place on the evening of Thursday, 19 July 2007 at Stromness SC. Thirteen Snipes turned out to compete for the tankard on a sunny but cool evening with a light easterly breeze which was falling away.
The race course took the Snipes round Mark 1, up the Harbour and round Mark 4, back down the Harbour and out into the bay to go clockwise round the Regatta course, finishing with a run back into the Harbour and through the finish line. The safety boat, Happy Hunter, was skippered by Willie MacKay and crewed by Brendan Fletcher. The race starter and finisher was Isobel Tipler.
As the light was beginning to fade, Go Quickly Red (Malcolm and Pete Tipler) came through to become the first winner of the new trohpy.
Vendetta (James Stockan and Neil McGibbon) were second and Aquamania (Malcolm Gordon and Lyndi Birss) from Holm SC were third.
The full results and an image gallery are set out below:
1st Go Quickly Red (Malcolm and Pete Tipler)
2nd Vendetta (James Stockan and Neil McGibbon)
3rd Aquamania (Malcolm Gordon and Lyndi Birss)
4th Wild Goose (Elois, and Esther Pawley)
5th Silver Fern (Davie Harcus and Graeme Kennedy)
6th Nemo (Carrie and Katherine Stockan)
7th Fiddlesticks (Neil Foubister and Robbie Stevenson)
8th Noringa 3 (Gordon Hill and Lorna Sinclair)
9th Scooby (Donnie and Finlay Hall)
10th Humdinger (Barrie Jones and Fraser Corsie)
11th Mercury Too (Fred Johnston and Kenny Holland)
12th Njord (Johnny and John Robertson)
13th Bonxie (James Burgon and Marion Rendall)
Stromness SC skippers should note that this race counts for points in the May to July Points Series. Results will be updated shortly.
After racing, the Frozen Food Centre Shopping Week Snipe Challenge Tankard was presented to the winning skipper, Malcolm Tipler, by Neil Foubister's daughter, Ilona.