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Aberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2021

by Bob Yeamans 22 Aug 19:56 BST 14-15 August 2021
Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC Annual Regatta © Tony Ray

Following the easing of restrictions, it was good to see 13 visitors joining a healthy local fleet for the annual ASYC regatta held in Stonehaven bay. The ten strong D-Zero class looking to use this Northern traveller event as a warm up for the nationals the following week, even tempting three English boats to make the long journey north.

With a good forecast for the Saturday, and not so much for the Sunday, it was looking to be a bit of a squeeze to get in as many of the eight planned races on the Saturday. With a force 3-4 wind coming off the shore from the north west, there was plenty of shiftiness to keep the competitors on their toes during the racing. Despite this, it is still amazing to see how the top sailors keep finding a way to the top of the fleet.

A significant shift to the North put a small hold in the proceedings after race three, but maybe that was just nature's way of letting everyone stop for a few minutes and allow the fleet to watch a pod of dolphins make their way through the bay. (Some even observed the SIs and made sure they crossed the finish line upwind!)

Race 4 was completed and then ashore for the usual BBQ and beers.

Sunday dawned, and a glassy North Sea met a few weary heads, and the inevitable hour-long postponement was sounded. Following the short wait, the decision was made to launch to meet a small but promising southerly wind, which was not in anyone's forecast. By the time all had made it to the racecourse, this has slowly built to a nice force 3, and holding steady.

Despite the threat of the wind disappearing, it held to allow another four short races to be completed, with very little changing from the overnight leaders. The father and son combination winning their respective fleets, ensuring that it was a trip worth making.

The class winners were confirmed as the following:

  • D-Zero - Nick Craig (Scottish & Northern Traveller)
  • Blaze - Ian Pittendreigh (Blaze Scottish Championships)
  • ILCA7 - Peter Malcolm (Scottish & Masters Championships)
  • ILCA6 - Scott Logan (Scottish Championships)
  • Gen. Hcap. - Adam Craig
  • RS200 - Daniel & Colin Scott (Scottish Traveller)

The club would like to thank all the numerous volunteers that put in a lot of time and effort to ensure the regatta would be back on after a years absence, and also to thank Survitec for their support.

D-Zero Results:

1Nick CraigBurghfield111111116
2Ian BaillieDalgety Bay2422222612
3Jon BassettLargs4334333217
4Niel RitchieASYC3253464420
5Billy McCarlieLargs5549656328
6Scott MunroASYC9695547532
7Gordon StewartNHEB SC6777875739
8Liz PotterWest Kirby7866788842
9Mick GreenRossendale8988101091052
10Stuart MossLargs101010109910957

Blaze Results:

1Ian PittendreighASYC111311116
2Andrew GrantASYC2331233213
3John DeaconASYC6622322617
4Phil RoseASYC3244444320
5Tom DuffASYC4655666632

ILCA 7 Results:

1Peter MalcolmLargo Bay111121116
2Ian FitzgeraldPort Edgar2223122211
3Hamish McLullichASYC3432434318
4Rob AndersonASYC4344343421
5Gavin BaillieASYC5555555530

ILCA 6 Results:

1Scott LoganEast Lothian121221218
2Matthew McLullichASYC412112128
3Drew WebsterASYC2333333317
4Sam CarrollASYC3444555525

General Handicap Results:

1OptimistAdam Craig Burghfield121111116
2Laser 4000Alastair MackayFinn JenningsASYC3123352314
3RS200Daniel ScottColin ScottLoch Tummel23424.545519.5
4OptimistLyall Webster ASYC5556234221
5RS200John RoachImogen RoachASYC4437667427
6RS200Alastair CollierJoe RoachASYC6775799638
7RS200Ditta NeumannGerry ParkASYC81064878740
8OptimistFinn Richie ASYC151515154.523948.5
929erNathan McCabeMatthew ParkASYC9.5688108101049.5
10Laser 4000India SmithAlex JenningsASYC1299109106851
11RS FevaJoe CarrollFindlay CormackASYC11131091111111163
12Laser 2000Tom WhiteGuy SmithASYC71111111515151570
13Laser BahiaMark Leiper ASYC13815151515151581
14Laser 2000Andrew BurnsJacob BurnsASYC9.51215151515151581.5

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