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Musto Skiff fleet at the Scottish Skiff Nationals at East Lothian Yacht Club

by Ian Trotter 5 Jun 2019 20:28 BST 1-2 June 2019
Musto Skiff Northern and Scottish Series at East Lothian © Natalie Hilton

A seventeen boat Musto fleet were joined by seven other skiffs to give a healthy fleet of 24 boats. The forecast looked fantastic however forecasters get it wrong as often as they get it right.

So, we had the Sunday as forecast and Saturday was, to be quite frank, a waste of a Saturday. We were on the water for over 5 hours and managed to get an abandoned race in and a counter which was, to say the least, pretty random. A land and sea breeze fighting made it hard work for the OD and mark layers. Paul Rigg won the race, Jono Shelley second and Ian Trotter third.

Sunday dawned with a lighter wind than forecast but at least there was wind. The second race was sailed in pretty tough and trying conditions and was won by Jono, followed by Jamie Hilton and Dan Trotter third. This was all about to change for the third race; the OD changed the course position and the wind arrived with a bang; in fact, the gusts were over 20 knots making it great fun and very testing.

The race being won by Dan Trotter, Jono second and senior Trotter third. Some boats had found it hard going and started to go in but the hard core stayed out and had a great fourth race.

The race was lead by Alistair Conn until an untimely capsize on the last run which left a Trotter 1-2 (younger first) and Jono third.

The final race was a hard-fought affair and a Trotter 1-2 was again the result with dad beating son; Josh Moran getting third spot. Jono Shelley was last seen knife between teeth hacking away at his spinnaker which is now helping the sea birds on Bass Rock as nesting material.

Overall a great weekend and a well-deserved victory for Dan Trotter. Many thanks to ELYC and Ben, the OD, who tried his best on Saturday but in his own words 'would have been better off staying in bed'.

Special mention to the 800 guys who sailed very well to get amongst the Mustos making handicap racing fun in the Scottish Skiff series.

Overall Results:

PosBoat TypeSail NoPYHelm NameCrew NameClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1stMusto Skiff527849Daniel Trotter Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club‑1331138
2ndMusto Skiff526849Jono Shelley Largs Sailing Club3124(DNC)10
3rdRS8001171799James PentyEddie GraysonBeaver SC25‑83111
4thMusto Skiff546849Ian Trotter Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club4‑1032211
5thMusto Skiff593849Jamie Hilton Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club/DBSC5246‑717
6thMusto Skiff481849Josh Moran Ullswater77‑117425
7thMusto Skiff474849Alastair Conn Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club10475(DNC)26
8thMusto Skiff367849Paul Rigg East Lothian Yacht Club161510(DNC)32
9thMusto Skiff255849Andrew Scott Dalgety Bay Sailing Club‑1818149546
10thMusto Skiff552849Ben Yeats Chanonry Sailing Club141313(DNC)646
11th29er2275907Catriona ForrestEvie TynanDalgety Bay Sailing Club151698(DNC)48
12thMusto Skiff528849Ian Turnbull Ullswater895(DNC)DNC49
13th29er0907Niamh HarperAnna SturrockLoch Tummel Sailing Club91912(DNC)DNC67
14thMusto Skiff483849John Evans Derwent Reservior Sailing club611(DNC)DNCDNC71
15thRS8001115799Stuart KeeganSophie JohnstonDerwent Reservoir Sailing Club191510(DNC)DNC71
16th29er1157907Eoghan OosterhoornSuzie SturrockRoyal Tay21.5176(DNC)DNC71.5
17thMusto Skiff58849Euan Hurter Point Yacht Club11.58(DNC)DNCDNC73.5
18thMusto Skiff588849Adam Ovington Tynemouth Sailing Club11.512(DNC)DNCDNC77.5
19thMusto Skiff550849Jon Bailey Chanonry Sailing Club1614(DNC)DNCDNC84
20thMusto Skiff536849Kevin Holliday Chanonry Sailing Club17(DNC)DNCDNCDNC98
21stMusto Skiff500849Tom Conway Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club20(DNF)DNCDNCDNC101
22nd29er1342907Stuart FarmerOrrie RobertsonDalgety Bay Sailing Club21.5(DNC)DNCDNCDNC102.5
23rdMusto Skiff352849Bruce Millar East Lothian Yacht Club23(DNC)DNCDNCDNC104
24thMusto Skiff521849Iain Morton Chanonry Sailing Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC108
24thMusto Skiff374849Alistair Kerr Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC108
24thRS8001184799Michael MacmillanJamie MacmillanLoch Earn(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC108

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