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Scarborough Yacht Club Regatta

by Chris Clark 29 Aug 18:05 BST 24-26 August 2019
Monday racing gets under way after two wind-free days in the Scarborough Yacht Club Regatta © SYC

After two wind-free days that led to Saturday and Sunday cancellations, in brilliant weather the Pursuit race finally got under way. In light Northerly airs the third day of racing got under way at 11:30am. Nineteen yachts started, and there was one retirement.

Saturday and Sunday's racing got cancelled because of a lack of wind, which was a most unusual event. Monday racing was on a knife edge until several yachts ventured out to experiment as land-based wind indicators swung idly around zero. Out in the bay there was 3-8 knots available, sufficient for a short course race, and a return to harbour to avoid docking challenges because of an outgoing tide.

The weekend's racing was sponsored by James Stockdale Ltd, potato haulage, storage, and growing.

Competing yachts came from several North-Eastern clubs, with the route set up at the last moment to optimise the race in the light airs. The unusual conditions appeared to favour the Sonata class.

Scarborough Yacht Club congratulates Bruce and Matt of Far Out and both Scarborough teams and our visitors for their patience, and thank Jimmy and Tessa of James Stockdale Ltd for their sponsorship of the weekend and presenting our awards.


1. Far Out, a Sonata, owned by Bruce Temple and Matt Eade
2. Zeris, a Sonata, owned by Brian Sizer
3. Bee Sharp, a Sonata, owned by James and David Cliff
4. Vado, an Aphrodite 29, owned by Steve and Win Russell

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