In from Sandy Mackay of the Scottish District.
In their second year of sailing, Kinghorn Radio Sailing Club were pleased and honoured to be asked by the Scottish District of the Model Yachting Association to host the Championship affectionately known as “The Woody’s” at their home water, Kinghorn Loch. This venue is a naturally formed “kettle hole” loch approximately 380 metres diameter with an 80 metre south facing pier ideal for radio sailing.Skippers from three corners of Scotland and one from south of the border (Birkenhead) gathered with their beautifully hand-crafted International One Metre (IOM) wooden yachts to race for the championship quaich. With fourteen yachts the obvious choice for the race officer was a single fleet and after a 15minute delay for an electrical fault with David Stewart’s transmitter the first race started at 10.15hrs. The racing conditions were overcast and cold, with a 6 to 8 mph east wind which was ideal for both venue and the largest #1 rigs.
More images and information about this event can be found on their District Website HERE
Great to get reports in from the MYA Districts, and even more fun to hear about the Scottish Woody’s.