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60th Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships at Loch Earn Sailing Club

by Colin Tait 11 Jun 2019 14:28 BST 8-10 June 2019
60th Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships at Loch Earn (L-R) Lee Crowe, James Gifford, Tom Mitchell, Rory Gifford and Morag Donaldson © Colin Tait

Brown Cup 1959-2019

The idea of widening sailing competition beyond club membership to local schools was the idea of Jack Brown, who was the Commodore of Loch Earn Sailing club from 1960-1962. LESC are very proud to have hosted this event for 60 years. This year Morag Donaldson, Jack Brown's daughter was invited to present the prizes. It was great to hear her tell the sailors & parents at the prize giving that her father would be so proud to see how the event has evolved.

This year Brooks Macdonald returned for the second year as event sponsor. Lee Crowe represented the company at the event. Brooks Macdonald kindly provided rash vests with the Brooks MacDonald logo, Brown Cup logo and past winners, for all the competitors.

The event kicked off with a two-day training camp. This year 37 sailors were coached by Becky Orr, Christine Wood, Tom Graham and Iain Duncan; all RYA qualified coaches and past Brown Cup sailors.

Monday morning dawned sunny with no wind and a none too favourable weather forecast. It was clear three races would not be sailed. Race Officer Craig Moffett stayed patient and waited for a breeze to fill in and swing easterly which it eventually did. 78 competitors eagerly left the beach allowing the 60th Brown Cup to be sailed and decided on one race.

This year three fleets competed: Optimist, Topper and Handicap. Schools declare their three boat teams at registration. This year fourteen School teams were competing for the Brown Cup.

Group Results:

1Dundee High A
2Lomond High School
3Bearsden Academy
4Largs Academy
5Lochgilphead High School A
6Dunblane High School
7High School of Glasgow
8Lochgilphead High School B
9Lomond Primary School
10Jordanhill School
11Balfron HS
13St leonards School
14Mackie High School

Topper Results:

SchoolSail NoHelmR1
Dundee High School47491Tom Mitchell1
Bearsden Academy47825Morven Wood2
Lomond School48264Eilidh McQueen3
The Glasgow Academy48366Max Vella4
Fortrose Academy48100Oliver Bull5
Larbert High School47503Ben Hale6
Robert Gordons College48568Connor Kennedy7
Largs Academy48085Elise Fitzgerald8
Jordanhill School46593Robbie Littlefield9
Largs Academy47775Finlay Harrington10
Herriots47606Dillon Mclellan11
Lochgilphead team C42656Olliver Summer12
Lochgilphead team C34511Ruth Neville13
Largs Academy47952Katie McNicol14
Ellon Academy45400Mac Leven15
Glasgow Academy30658Emma Vella16
Morrisons Academy44631Ella McLelan17
Bearsden Academy46098Euan Ferguson18
Cults Academy47343Alex Jennings19
Morrisons Academy31774Eriskay McLelan20
Jordanhill Schoolno nos.Nina Slowe21
Forfar Academy44505Drew Webster22
Lochgilphead team C42516Rose McCallum23
Lomond School41791Pippa Swigciski24
Lomond School45962Katie Hogg25
Herriots44531Alistair Mclellan26
Herriots4500Isla McLellan27
Milltimber Primary44782Finn Jennings28
Carnoustie High School10Andrew Thornton29
Largs Academy46272Callum Russell30
High School of Glasgow45152Alex Sevic31
Balfron High School12Ben Mackay32
Mackie Academy45527Shona Coull33
St leonards School48029James Mackenzie Page34
Carnoustie High School37564Ciara McDermott35
Burnside Primary16087Callum Greig36
Westhill Academy33083Daniel Clarkson37
Ellon Academy40857Finn Dixon38
Lomond School26620Zoe McEwanRTD

Optimist Results:

SchoolSail NoHelmR1
Dundee High School6503James Gifford1
Dundee High School6156Rory Gifford2
St Mary's PS, Bannockburn6220Ruaraidh Docherty3
Belmont Academy5088Tess Crooks4
Dunoon Grammar School205Macy Law5
Balfron High School6420William O'Keefe6
High School of Glasgow6269Alexander Cogan Sivarajan7
Largs Primary School5413Cara Russell8
Queensferry Primary5934Ben Homer9
Robert Gordons College6438Sophie Kennedy10
Lomond School5894Clementine Paratt11
Whitehills Primary6228Lyall Webster12
Lomond School77853Thomas Matthews13
Lomond School3002Beth McKenzie14

Handicap Fleet Results:

SchoolSail NoHelmCrewBoatPYR1
Arbroath High School2219Daniel ScottTom Irving29er9071
Lomond School175774Calum Bell Laser R11452
Bearsden Academy211256Christine Wood Laser R11453
Erskine Stewart Melville206941Andrew Homer Laser R11454
Alva Academy1324Stuart FarmerOrri Robertson29er9075
Lomond School201875Harris Cartwright Laser R11456
Albyn School207303Matthew McLullich Laser R11457
High School of Glasgow211012Gordon Cogan Sivarajan Laser R11458
Lochgilphead team A39195John Neville Laser10999
Dunblane High School203290Jennifer Wesley Laser R114510
Lochgilphead 149614Beri Frydman Laser R114511
Dunblane High School215271Fergus Wilson Laser 4.7120712
Dunblane High School189451Ross Coombs Laser 4.7120713
St Leonards School190691Alex Dumbreck Laser 4.7120714
Lochgilphead team A130537Calum Pollock Laser R114515
St leonards School181393Oscar Morris Laser 4.7120716
Fortrose Academy173342Robbie Baird Laser 4.7120717
Dunblane High School372Alistair CoombsSam Carr29er90718
Mackie High School981Isla ColliarNathan McCabeRS Feva124019
Jordanhill School6651Rebecca ShearerRosa SloweRS Feva124020
Mackie High School1665Matthew ParkIsla CoullRS Feva124021
Dundee High School1157Suzie SturrockRoss Mauritzean29er90722
Jordanhill School3571Lucie McBeanHannah CarrieRS Feva124023
High School of Glasgow4995Emily Shearer Pico133024
Balfron High School213657Scott Forbes Laser R114526

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