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Spring Series and Commodores Cup races at Scarborough Yacht Club

by Chris Clark 30 Apr 19:51 BST 24-25 April 2021

The two races were a Scarborough Yacht Club (SYC) single class Commodore's 2 Cup on Saturday 24th April, and Spring 2, a four class race. Both had good turnouts as crews, relieved to be back on the water after lockdown, showed determination and enthusiasm to make each day an event.

Scarborough Yacht Club and the 707 Association welcomed back five students from Leeds University Sailing Club (LUSC) for the second year. They were Natalie Clarkson, Harry Tilling, William Setra, Sam Hughes, and Nicholas Murphy. The 707 Association have again lent their boat 'Miss Moneypenny' to SYC & LUSC for a full sailing year to encourage youth participation and sailing progression in Scarborough.

The university team will race against local crews in races over the next year in a one-design fleet where every boat is identical.

Local accommodation the Boatshed Hostel on Quay Street just off the harbour were fantastically supportive providing discounted accommodation for the five university sailors each weekend of the racing.

LUSCs Harry Tilling commented, "We are delighted to be able to get back out on the water and give our university sailors the opportunity to experience keelboat sailing thanks to Scarborough Yacht Club and the 707 association. After a lovely weekend of sunshine sailing we cannot wait for the rest of the season and to hopefully continually improve our performance as the weeks go on - and maybe get the course right next time!

"Having the opportunity to sail Miss Moneypenny allows us to give a variety of sailors the chance to experience keelboating - from dinghy sailors to avid yachters - and it is an extremely fun change from the freezing cold dinghy sailing we usually do.

"We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Scarborough Yacht Club, we are continually made to feel so welcome and we can't thank you all enough for your continued support and help!"

Racing took place in fine cool weather on both days, although unfortunately 'Miss Moneypenny' was disqualified on the Saturday race after passing a buoy on the wrong side.

IRC Class - Spring 2 - 25th April

1. Revenge, owned by A Smith, S Martin, P Coopland, and P M McQuillan
2. Dodjer, owned by M & J Stallard
3. Vado, an Aphrodite 29 owned by S & W Russell

Sonata Class - Spring 2 - 25th April

1. Sting, owned by G Dyson
2. Far Out, owned by K Temple

707 Class - Spring 2 - 25th April

1. A Grand Day Out, owned by S Bramham and R Littlewood
2. Black Sheep, owned by S Parker and T Clark
3. Just One More, owned by R Gray, N Taylor & P Jarret
4. Miss Moneypenny, owned by the 707 Association

SYC Class - Spring 2 - 25th April

1. Shileilagh, owned by P Thompson
2. Skullduggery, owned by P Barker and G Lenton
3. Rascal, owned by M & F Mullane

SYC Class - Commodores Cup 2021 Race 2 - 24th April

1. Revenge, owned by A Smith, S Martin, P Coopland, and P M McQuillan
2. Zeris, owned by D Flett
3. Humdinger, owned by R Pickard and G Walker

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