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Scarborough to Holland North Sea Race 2019

by Chris Clark 1 Jul 2019 15:20 BST 29-30 June 2019

The annual 210 mile yacht race from Scarborough to Ijmuiden, Holland, started to the sound of a West pier mortar gun at 10:00am on 29th June, with the line winner completing the course in just over 33 hours. Starting sailing upwind in generally light winds which built to strong westerlies giving challenging downwind conditions, crews endurance was tested especially for those sailing two handed.

The popular annual Scarborough to Holland North Sea Race is the largest Yorkshire offshore yacht race, and competed with the sights and sound of the Armed Forces celebrations taking place on the shoreline at the same time. 12 boats took part and came from Scarborough, Amble, Whitby, Hartlepool, and Bridlington, including 2 from The Netherlands.

First going South to Flamborough Head, boats turned South East across the North Sea. Hazards to avoid whilst sailing through the night include other shipping, gas rigs, traffic separation zones, and wind farms.

The finish line was at Ijmuiden on the Dutch coast, and on completion, crews sailed up the thirteen mile North Sea Canal to Amsterdam. Teams are planning a presentation dinner on Tuesday 2nd July at Turf Restaurant in the old sea port of Hoorn on the Markermeer.

The handicapping systems used were IRC - International Rating Certificate and SYC club Handicaps.

Overall Results:

Class 'North SEA IRC'
1st - Revenge, a Sigma 33, owned by SYC members Alan Smith and Steve Martin
2nd - Icon, a Sigma 33, owned by Whitby based Neil Williamson
3rd - Jäger, a Sentlin 1100, owned by Dick Koopmans of the Netherlands
4th - Out of Nowhere, owned by Amble based Simon Robertson
5th - Ruffian, owned by SYC members Pete McIntyre, skippered by Emma Nutt
6th - Crazy D, a Breehorn, owned by Pieter Parie of the Netherlands

Class 'North SEA SYC'
1st - No Angel, a SunFast 37 owned by Bridlington based SYC member Neil Henshaw
2nd - Whistledown II a First 32 owned by SYC member Lee Scaife
3rd - Troika, an SJ320 owned by SYC member Tony Nicholson
4th - Rascal, a Sigma 33 owned by SYC members Fiona and Mick Mullane

There were two retirements, Lady Ella and My Gal

Full entry list:

Scarborough Entrants:
Whistledown 11, owned by Lee Scaife with crew of John Richie and the Commodore, Rear Commodore and Hon Treasurer
Rascal: owned by Fiona & Mick Mullane
Ruffian: owned by Pete McIntyre and skippered by Emma Nutt
Troika: owned by Tony Nicholson
Revenge: owned by Alan Smith & Steve Martin
My Gal: Clive Murray

North East England Entrants:
Amble: Out of Nowhere, owned by Simon Robertson
Whitby: Icon, owned by Neil Williamson
Hartlepool: Lady Ella, owned by Darrell Sawyer
Bridlington: No Angel, owned by Neil Henshaw

The Netherlands:
Crazy D, owned by Pieter Parie
Jäger, owned by Dick Koopmans

Scarborough Yacht Club congratulate race winners Revenge and No Angel, note particularly that Crazy D crossed the line first though carried a bigger handicap, and everyone from the Netherlands and Yorkshire who took part.

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