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Silvers Marine Scottish Series - Overall

by Iain Hurrel 31 May 2016 11:44 BST 27-30 May 2016

Having a perfect regatta is never easy, and when, you add a regatta as prestigious as Silvers Marine Scottish Series to the mix, it's an almost impossible feat. However, Dara O'Malley and Seaword from Port Edgar Yacht Club achieved just that, taking not just their class win but also lifting the Silvers Marine Scottish Series trophy.

Sailing in the Hunter 707 class Seaword finished the weekend with a near perfect scoreline, so impressing Silvers Marine Scottish Series Event Chairman David Denholm and his committee, that they awarded them the top prize.

Other prizewinners were:

Callum Bell who takes home the Crawford McInnes Trophy for Best Under 25 Helm, sponsored by Hempel Paints.

Hempel Paints Youth Prizes went to: Callum Tait; Jake Miller; Janey Campbell and Tony Fitzgerald.

Rose Bowl awarded to the yacht which in the opinion of the Race Committee has given the best performance in the IRC handicap classes in the Series – Aurora

The Tarbert Shield awarded to the yacht which, in the opinion of the Race Committee has given the best performance in the CYCA handicap classes in the Series – Thrust

The Anchor Hotel Trophy awarded to the yacht which, in the opinion of the Race Committee has given the best performance of all competitors in the One Design classes in the Series: Seaword

The Lemarac Tankard awarded to the yacht which, in the opinion of the Race Committee has given the best performance of all competitors in the Restricted Sail classes in the Series – Brave

The Sinbad Trophy awarded to the best family yacht, regardless of class or results, as judged by representatives of the organising committee – Chaos

The Causeway Cup awarded to the entry from Ireland which in the opinion of the Race Committee gives the best performance of the IRC classes in the Series (other than the winner of the Sail Scotland Trophy and the Silvers Marine Scottish Series Trophy, if appropriate) – Something Else

The Sail Scotland Trophy awarded to the yacht normally based outwith Scotland which in the opinion of the Race Committee gives the best performance of all yachts in the Series (other than the winner of the Silvers Marine Scottish Series Trophy, if appropriate) – USA208 VXI Ovington Boats

The Silvers Marine Scottish Series Trophy awarded to the yacht which, in the opinion of the Race Committee has given the best performance of all competitors in the Series - Seaword

IRC Class 1

Having sailed a near perfect regatta, Rod Stuart and Bill Ram's Aurora secured a first and second place today to seal victory and end the regatta five points clear of Silvers Marine Scottish Series sponsor Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore's Eala of Rhu. And, with a second and a first today Prime Suspect and Charlie Frize take third spot. This has been a hugely entertaining battle to watch and, going into the final day, there was still all to play for.

IRC Class 2

This has been an incredibly tight class across the whole weekend and it couldn't have ended any closer with just one point separating the top three boats. John and Brian Hall pulled out all the stops on Something Else today to net a second and third which was enough to end the day on top of the table. They end the regatta on equal points with the brilliantly sailed Sloop John T and Iain Thomson, who came into Monday topping the leader board, but who failed to capitalise on their advantage. And we have to also give mention to Christine Murray and Triple Elf who sailed a great regatta to come in third overall.

IRC Class 3

Roddy Angus and Dan Challis continued their domination of this class today securing a first and a second in the day's two races to end the event a point and a half clear of second place, the very well sailed Lambay Rules and Stephen Quinn. And Darge Black McVey and Phoenix took a well deserved third place in the class.


There will be celebrations in Oban Sailing Club tonight as Richard Shellcock and Thrust top the table in CYCA 5. Their first and third today made sure they ended the regatta five points ahead of last year's class winner Alan Dunnet and Valhalla of Ashton. Having a great day out on the water today, taking a second and a first, saw John Corson and Salamander XXII end the regatta in third place.

CYCA Class 8

Well done to David and Karen Parker's Slippi Gin who slid into first place, winning their race today to end the weekend on top. There's been a real battle between Slippi Gin and Brian Robertson's Celtic Spirit who went into the final day leading the table. However, it wasn't their day and, with Owen Mcmanus and Jochr taking a second place, they made sure they ended up where they were last year, in second spot, with Celtic Spirit in third.

CYCA Class 9

Ken Allan and S Shearer's Brave have looked like class champions from the start of the weekend, with a perfect scoreline. They are worthy winners, with Silvers Marine Scottish Series sponsor Boyd Tunnock in Lemarac picking up second and Honey Bee and Iain Cameron in third.

Sigma 33

There were no surprises today in the Sigma 33 class with James Miller and Mayrise holding onto the top spot, ahead of Harper and Robertson's Leaky Roof 2 and Donald McLaren's Sigmatic.

National Sonata One Design Series

The first and third places of Douglas Paton and Edgy, were enough to edge their way to victory in the class today. This has been a very exciting class to watch all weekend as B Wiseman and Guy Neville's Virtuoso sailed an equally consistent race. Ross MacNeish and Old School had a good result to take third place overall.

VX One

In the end Brian Bennett and Ovington Boats had the upper hand, and securing two first places today go on take the class. Jono Shelley and Abracadabra ran out of magic and will have to be content with a solid second place ahead of the Lead Sled and Neal Piper in third.

Hunter 707

Class winner and Silvers Marine Scottish Series champions Dara O'Malley and Seaword just haven't put a foot wrong this weekend and, with two wins today end the series six points clear of John and Stewart Robertson's Cacciatore who were, in turn, six points clear of Neil McLure's Blue Funk.

IRC Class 1

1. Aurora, Rod Stuart and Bill Ram
2. Eala of Rhu, Jamie McGarry / Colin Moore
3. Prime Suspect, Charlie Frize
4. Zephyr, S Cowie / Ian Marshall
5. Forty Licks, Jay Colville
6. Roxstar, Findlay and Anderson
7. Local Hero, G and N Howison
8. Spirit of Janana, Bruce Douglas

IRC Class 2

1. Something Else, John and Brian Hall
2. Sloop John T, Iain Thomson
3. Triple Elf, Christine Murray
4. Now or Never 3, Neill Sandford
5. Animal, Kevin Aitken
6. Joie de Vie, S Blazkova / G Cahill
7. Carmen II, A Jeffrey / P Scutt
8. Fools Gold, Robert McConnell
9. Jabob VII, John Stamp
10. Tangaroa, Elizabeth and Des Balmforth
11. Eau J, Bruce / Fraser Harrison
12. Pure Attitude, Pure Latitude / M Gray

IRC Class 3

1. Trastada, Roddy Angus / D Challis
2. Lambay Rules, Stephen Quinn
3. Phoenix, Darge Black McVey
4. Jacob Jnr VIII, John Stamp
5. Happy, Iain Macdonald
6. Ted, Peter Doig
7. Wildebeest V, Craig Latimer
8. Satisfaction, Nicholas Marshall
9. Snap, Peter Whipp

CYCA Class 5

1. Thrust, Richard Shellcock
2. Valhalla of Ashton, Alan L Dunnet
3. Salamander XXII, John Corson
4. Enigma, M and H Morrison
5. Ceol Beag, Euan MacKenzie
6. First By Farr, Iain McNair
7. Delta Blue, Wallace S Cuthbertson
8 Saracen, Marc Ritson
9. Delinquent Alan Moore
10. Alba Volunteer, Ian Nicholls

CYCA Class 6

1. Farr e Nuff, John S Kent
2. Stargazer, A Campbell / Bilsland
3. Zebedee, G Wilson / L Downie
4. Thunder, Gordon Patrick
5. Oystercatcher, Murray Caldwell
6. Ravel's Bolero, Kenny Macdonald
7. Marisca, Alastair Pugh
8. Sirius, Richard Doig
9. Momo 3, Euan Cleland
10. Radioactivity, Oliver Epsom

CYCA Class 8 Restricted Sail

1. Slippi Jin, David and Karen Parker
2. Jochr, Owen Mcmanus
3. Celtic Spirit, Brian Robertson
4. Apache, George Brown
5. Argento, Ken Andrew
6. Windhound, D S Macnab
7. Golden Fox, Angus Cartwright
8. Leomaris of Clyde, Richard Gray

CYCA Class 9 Restricted Sail

1. Brave Ken Allan / Shearer
2. Lemarac, A B Tunnock
3. Honey Bee, Iain Cameron
4. Portia, Scott Crossley
5. St Bridget, Ian Nicholson
6. Vitale, George Reid / A Wilkie
7. Kiri, Reay Mackay
8. Ventura, Graham Cannell
9. Magnum, Iain Airlie;

Sigma 33 Class

1. Mayrise, James Miller
2. Leaky Roof 2, Harper and Robertson
3. Sigmatic, Donald McLaren
4. Miss Behavin, A Lennox / G Simpson
5. Squawk, Paul Prentice
6. Odyssey 2, Harold Hood
7. Vendeval, Colin Greer
8. Rajah, Roy Summers

National Sonata One Design Series

1. Edgy, Douglas Paton
2. Virtuoso, B Wiseman / Guy Neville
3. Old School, Ross MacNish
4. Wicked Wookie, Euan Aitken
5. Fiddlesticks, Ross Flatman
6. Scruples, Mr Chris Tait
7. Saraband, J Dickie / Robin Jarvis
8. Lola, John Anderson

VX One Series

1. Ovington Boats, Brian Bennett
2. Abracadabra, Jono Shelley
3. The Lead Sled, Neal Piper
4. No Quarter, Colin Fraser Tait
5. House of Fun, David Clarke
6. Battlecruiser, Tony Lewis
7. Ovington Boats 2, Matty Lyons

Hunter 707

1. Seaword
2. Cacciatore
3. Blue Funk
4. More T Vicar
5. Sharky
6. Chaos
7. Rammie
8. Valhalla
9. Mad Rafiki
10. Still Game
11. Wishful Thinking
12. Jalapeno

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