Saturday produced strong Southerly winds averaging 26kts with gusts of 36kts and above. Unfortunately due to the high winds it was not possible to race so the decision was made to keep all fleets ashore for the day.
Whilst the competitors didn't get afloat for racing they were enthralled by RYA Scotland's V.I.P. guests - Olympic sailors Luke Patience and Charlotte Dobson who gave inspirational talks and answered lots of questions from the young sailors about their experiences at the Rio Olympic Games and how they worked their way into Team GBR.
Opening the Regatta Week social programme is a ceilidh on Friday 26th August, to support the RNLI. All welcome - tickets £5 from LYH reception, or the RNLI shop at the lifeboat station on the Largs north promenade. Raffle, and a chance to win a bottle of malt whisky, and £50 cash. Bar in marquee; food available in LSC clubhouse.
Stuart MacDonald returned with more tales of his trip in "Beyond", filling in the adventures he left out in his last talks. This time, he covered New Zealand in more detail, then his adventures on the voyage to Fiji, and the idyllic (and sometimes hazardous) sailing there. About 40 members and guests enjoyed the buffet before the talk, with a further 30 or so joining in later for Stuart's talk. Stuart now plans to go to Ireland and Spain, then "somewhere"! Bon Voyage Stuart!