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Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club Annual Regatta sponsored by the Carron Fish Bar

by Niel Ritchie 16 Aug 2018 21:18 BST 11-12 August 2018
Aberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club Regatta © Genevieve Leaper / www.genevieveleaper.co.uk

The annual ASYC regatta was held on the weekend of the 11th & 12th of August. The event was attended by 42 boats with starts for RS400, Laser, Laser Radial, D-Zero, Blaze, Solo & Handicap.

On the Saturday, a light southerly breeze appeared in time for the first race which gently built over the afternoon. All fleets behaved impeccably with three races being completed at the first attempt. The conditions brought close racing and all to play for on the Sunday.

A BBQ was held after racing on the Saturday evening with a great atmosphere in the bar as the sailors debated the day's proceedings.

Overnight the breeze had filled in and Sunday looked like being a more interesting affair. As the fleet launched the breeze dropped and left a short swell with a strong rising tide. three races were run with quick turnaround to ensure the six race weekend format was completed, making the best of the conditions.

Overall Results:

RS400
1. Stewart & Sarah Robertson (Royal Forth YC)
2. Jon Gray & Amanda Henderson (Lochaber YC)
3. Bob & Nadia Yeamans (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)

Solo
1. Willie Todd (Largs SC)
2. Kevan Gibb (Largo Bay SC)
3. Keith Milroy (St Mary's Loch)

Laser
1. Peter Malcolm (Largo Bay SC)
2. Bruce Birell (Largo Bay SC)
3. Marcus Kirkby (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)

Laser Radial
1. Fraser Cowie (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
2. Alistair Colliar (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)

Blaze
1. Francis Neill (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
2. Andrew Grant (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
3. Iain Pittendreigh (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)

D-Zero
1. Jon Bassett (Largs SC)
2. Niel Ritchie (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
3. Martin Latimer (Largs SC)

General Handicap
1. Katie & Lynne Skinner RS200 (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
2. Matthew McLullich 4.7 (Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC)
3. Ben Birrell 4.7 (Largo Bay SC)

Thanks again to our regatta sponsors, Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven and we look forward to welcoming the fleets back in 2019.

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