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Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships at Loch Earn Sailing Club

by Colin Tait 13 Jun 05:34 BST 11 June 2018
Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships at Loch Earn © Roger Wallace

The Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships took place on Monday 11th June at Loch Earn Sailing Club. LESC have been proudly running this event for Schools for 59 years and were delighted to welcome back Brooks Macdonald as the event sponsor. They very kindly supplied branded rash vests for all the competitors.

Prior to the Championships a training weekend was run by coaches who had all been previous Brown Cup entrants.

The event attracted 64 entrants this year representing over 28 Scottish schools. The event format consists of 3 races all to count with classes for Optimist, Topper & Handicap. School teams competing for the Brown Cup name their teams of 3 boats prior to the first race. This year there were 12 teams competing for the Brown Cup.

The weather was perfect for the event this year with a steady Easterly all day ranging from 6 mph to 12 mph by the last race. This resulted in three great races with plenty of action for the spectators in front of the race box.

The Brown Cup is unique in that as well as the squad sailors who are seasoned race competitors, many of the entrants were sailing a regatta for the first time. It was great to see a high standard throughout all the entrants and the hope is that some of our new competitors have now got the desire to do more regattas.

2018 Prize Winners:

  • Most improved sailor from training weekend: India Smith, Lathallan School.
  • 1st LESC boat: Eriskay McLellan, Morrisons Junior Academy.
  • 1st Junior School winner: Rory Gifford, High School of Dundee Junior school
  • 1st Optimist: James Gifford, High School of Dundee
  • 1st Topper: Daniel Scott, Arbroath High School
  • 1st Handicap: Harris Cartwright, Laser Radial, Lomond School
Brown Cup Scottish Schools Champions 2018:
  • High School of Dundee A team:
  • Anna Sturrock: Laser Radial
  • James Gifford: Optimist
  • Tom Mitchell: Topper

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