It’s all happened - a great weekend of fine weather, hot sunshine - and little or no wind! This gave challenging conditions for the race committee, and frustrating racing conditions for the big fleets of 54 keelboats, and 34 dinghies, with fewer than the scheduled number of races being possible on Saturday, and a long, slow single anti-clockwise circumnavigation of Big Cumbrae on Sunday. Many boats were effectively pinned in Millport Bay on Sunday for an hour or more, unable to get round Farland Point (the SE corner of the island) and back to the finish line off the marina, due to the strong south going tide sweeping past the Marine Station.
The fast handicap dinghy fleet was won by LSC's Robbie Burns and Vicky Simpson in their RS200; the slow handicap fleet had LSC's Jon Bassett in his D-Zero in overall 2nd place, followed by numerous other LSC sailors.
Visitors took almost all the podium positions in the keelboat fleets, with LSC's John Kent 3rd in IRC Class 2, and Bob Byers / Carolyn Elder 3rd in the CYCA restricted sail class.
Ashore, social events got off to a great start on Thursday evening with the RNLI ceilidh, and continued over the weekend with the berth holders party, Saturn Sails competitors party, several music events, beer tasting etc.
Many thanks to the weekend's main sponsors, Scotts/Buzzworks, Saturn Sails, and Coastworks, plus Whyte and Mackay, Moet & Chandon, and Largs Yacht Haven. Particular thanks to the many volunteers from Largs SC and others who helped to make the event possible.
Dinghy results below. For keelboat results, see https://www.halsail.com/Result/Public/38208 and related pages (use the drop down boxes in the top left to select other fleets).
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