The third and last Scottish District 2017 IOM Travellers event was held under the auspices of Paisley MYC at Greenock on 16th September. A poor turnout saw only 8 boats from 4 Scottish clubs taking part.
Full report from David Smith (pdf format) – photos in report
|4.||G Allison||Ayr Bay||Britpop||36|
Robert Rooney (RO), David Smith (Scorer), John Mason, Hugh Shields, Pat Johnston, John Mathieson
Race report by Pat Johnston
Beautiful weather on Saturday 2nd September greeted everyone attending the re-run of the RM Championships hosted by Ayr Bay. The event had previously been postponed and subsequently transferred to Greenock as Irvine was still weeded. The wind was classic Greenock, being light north-easterly flipping to moderate south-westerly and eventually flipping back to easterly at the end of the last of the twelve races that were completed. This contributed to the race team led by PRO Pat Johnston having an interesting day!
Four boats were entered. Unfortunately, Gordon Winton was unable to start having suffered electrical gremlins. This left John Taylor, Robert Rooney and Gordon Neil battling out the day. The boats were closely matched and by the lunch break after race six, the scores were level between John and Robert, each with three wins.
The afternoon belonged to John Taylor who magically found wonderful lifts at key moments and scored six more wins. This score might suggest a walk-over but in reality, all the races could have been won by any of the competitors with plenty of lead changes all afternoon, great battling and good spectator sport.
Final positions were:
1 John Taylor
2 Robert Rooney
3 Gordon Neil
The combined Scottish District 2017 IOM Championship and Travellers 2 event was held at Kinghorn on 10th June. 18 boats from 8 Scottish clubs took part .
Top placings were:
|2.||B Summers||Tayside||Buzz 2||21|
|4.||G Allison||Ayr Bay||Britpop||29|
Sandy Mackay (RO), Ali Law, Cathy Reid (Scorer) plus others
The Scottish District IOM Wooden Hull Championship was held at Forfar Loch under the auspices of Tayside RSC on 6th May. 13 boats took part.
Top placings were:
|1||S Taylor||Aberdeen||Corbie 5||31|
|2||I Dundas||Aberdeen||Corbie 5||41|
|4||A Law||Buchanness||Nip & Tuk||51|
|6||J Owens||Aberdeen||Corbie 1||78|
Boyd Baird (RO), Cathy Reid (Scorer), Bill Odger, Carl Burrows, Scott Graham, Keith Furnace
Photos by Bill Odger and George Whelan (click to enlarge)