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Scottish Topper Traveller at Nairn Sailing Club

by Alastair Coombs 14 Sep 2018 10:09 BST 8-9 September 2018
Scottish Topper Traveller at Nairn © Richard Coombs

Last weekend (1st/2nd September) saw the second Topper traveller in the 2018/19 Scottish traveller series at Nairn Sailing Club. A total of 17 Toppers assembled from all over Scotland and took part in the racing.

Saturday morning very still and even by the time of the 10:00 there was still not enough wind to race, however soon after launching the wind filled in slightly from the West.

Saturday's three races were in very light and fluky conditions with the third race of the day being a lottery as to whether you managed to stay in a patch of wind. Results across the fleet reflected the fluky conditions but Tom Mitchell and Jamie Briggs sailed consistently and managed a suite of first and second places respectively.

Following an early finish due to the committee boat needing to get into the harbour before the tide got too low; the club laid on beach games for us all – highlights were football, trolley racing, sandcastle building, tyre rolling and tug-of-war.

Sunday dawned windless as forecast but by the time we launched had started blowing from the West. Tom again managed to win both races that were run closely followed by Alastair Coombs with two second places. By the time the second race had finished, the wind had built up to a point where a significant portion of the fleet were capsizing and with the prospect of a ever building forecast the race committee called it a day.

Once the results were calculated the winner overall was Tom Mitchell, second place went to Jamie Briggs and third to Alastair Coombs. First girl was Eilidh McQueen closely followed by Nairn sailor Jasmin Robertson.

Thanks Nairn sailing club for hosting a great weekend. The Topper fleet are now looking forward to the Zone championships in Helensburgh at the end of the month.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stGBR47491Tom MITCHELLRoyal TAY YC-111114
2ndGBR46699Jamie BRIGGSLargs SC222-539
3rdGBR47344Alastair COOMBSLoch Venachar SC34-72211
4thGBR48264Eilidh MCQUEENHelensburgh SC433-6414
5thGBR46521Jasmin ROBERTSONNairn SC5544-618
6thGBR42670Tom IRVINGRoyal TAY YC7-957524
7thGBR40212Daniel SCOTTLoch Tummel\Royal Tay6883(RET)25
8thGBR46593Robbie LITTLEFIELDHelensburgh SC876-9930
9thGBR47952Katie MCNICOLLargs SC1010-118735
10thGBR33938Oliver BULLChanonry SC961411(DNC)40
11thGBR45527Matthew PARKASYC-14111313845
12thGBR47120Finley BRIGGSLargs SC1513910(DNC)47
13thGBR45400Mac LEVENASYC11121212(DNC)47
14thGBR46272Callum RUSSELLLargs SC12141514(DNC)55
15thGBR33683Charlie MCNICOLLargs SC13151615(DNC)59
16thGBR48060David BROMHAMNairn SC(DNC)DNC1016DNC64

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