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  • 07 Dec 2021 9:10 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    Well done to Alastair Mackinnon (4th Topper), Rory Ferrier (3rd ILCA) and Roo Purves (5th ILCA), who all recently made the journey to Largs Sailing Club for the RYA Scotland Winter Championships. Even when the colder weather hits, these guys are still out there getting better and better and better.....



  • 08 Oct 2021 8:07 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    Well done to Jon Shaw, who scored a very impressive 25th in a 76 boat fleet at Stone Sailing Club.

  • 29 Sep 2021 2:57 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Roo Purves and Alistair Mackinnon who finished 2nd and 13th respectively in the Topper Class at the RYA Scotland Junior Champs at Loch Tummel. You can find the full results here.

    Great to see our Cadets and Junior sailors making a name for themselves on the circuit!

  • 19 Sep 2021 12:49 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    With nerves a jangling 3 of ELYCs finest yachts took to the race course, around marks A, B and the Poo buoy. The Poo buoy was chosen as mark T was removed by Mr Hill, never happened to Sir Ben in the America Cup.  Despite having a dodgy start kinsman held the early lead but was quickly overtaken by that solo around the Craig sailor,

    Having decided that a wee infringement of the rules had taken place at the start, Kinsman very sportingly did a 720 , or as close to that as possible as nobody on board could count that high.

    By this time Westaway was going out of sight closely followed by Mischief ably helmed by Mike Willis and crewed by another Mike. Rounding the outer limit team Kinsman decided to tack off shore as the navigator had waved his wet seaweed and decided that that was the way to go.

    Meanwhile Westaway and Mischief got further away on a port inshore tack .
    Team Kinsman felt that  they would catch them all at the Poo buoy. However due to some slight navigational errors ( must spin the compass or maybe the plates) they rounded the Poo buoy last ( sorry misprint should have said in 3 place).

    Unfortunately by this time Westaway was just a speck in the distance and with spinnaker flying was bearing down on the finish line. However, Team Kinsman were not out of it and decided that the kite had to go up, Rigg was like a ballet dancer on the foredeck , excluding tutu, whilst 1st reserve waiter Mr Lundy undid all the knots that seem to happen with all the ropes( sheets, halyards etc. To those nautical types  amongst you).

    Meanwhile , sportingly , Mischief decided to slow themselves down and this allowed Kinsman under full sail to pass them and finish a respectfully 2nd place. The sight of Kinsman under full sail brought a tear to many an old salt including the helm Mr Hughes.

    If you would like to hear more of Team Kinsman's exploits please subscribe  via our web site, or by cheque ,for limited time special offers .

    Mike Rigg
    First mate

  • 06 Sep 2021 9:41 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    ELYC were well represented at the Loch Lomond Sailing Club open dinghy regatta on the weekend of 4th/5th September.

    Roo in his 29er, Brendan & Ellen in their RS200, John & Laura in their RS200, Robbie & Nick in their Lasers and Scott in his Radial, all took to the Loch.

    Full Results

  • 29 Aug 2021 3:35 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    The 28th August saw the club host its annual closed & cadet regattas. With a total of 35 boats competing across two fleets, sailors of all ages took to the course in what proved to be a great days racing. Huge thanks to those who helped organise and run the event. Click for pictures of some of the more youthful prize winners.

    Cadet Regatta Results
    Closed Regatta Results

  • 18 Aug 2021 4:22 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Whilst we are having a great time hosting the Merlin Rocket UK Nationals, we mustn't forget that some of our intrepid members are trailing their boats up, down, left and right for their own classes National Champs.

    Roo & Oliver recently headed to the south coast for the 29er Youth Nationals at Mount Batten.

    John & Laura plus Brendan & Ellen are currently competing in the RS200 UK Nationals at Exe Sailing Club.

    Rory has just placed 1st in silver fleet of the ILCA 6 UK Nationals at WPNSC.

    Robbie Lawson is about to line up at the RS Aero UK Nationals at HISC.

    Jim Sinclair recently made his way tStaunton Harold Sailing Club for the Streaker Nationals which succumbed to 3 days of zero wind and glass-like conditions. Thankfully though, Staunton Harold Sailing Club have rescheduled the event for the 2nd and 3rd October.

    Well done to all so far and continued good luck to those still competing!

  • 13 Aug 2021 10:04 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    With the Merlins fast approaching, Yachts & Yachting have a great article which gives a preview of the event we are about to host.

  • 09 Aug 2021 9:39 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    Derek Braid has kindly provided some great shots of the coveted Burgh Trophy race which was held on Saturday 24th July.

    Congratulations to Bill & Grace Roberts who took the honours!

  • 16 Jun 2021 6:33 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Roo Purves and Oliver Bull who won the 29er class at the recent one-design Regatta at Largs. You can view a full event report here.

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