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James Watt Dock Marina sponsor Etchells Scottish Championship

by Colin MacDonald 29 Jul 2022 16:24 BST 6-7 August 2022
Clyde Etchells Fleet © Alastair Khaliq

James Watt Dock Marina have teamed-up with the Clyde Etchells Fleet and agreed to sponsor the Etchells Scottish Championship 2022, which will be hosted by the Royal Gourock Yacht Club over the weekend of the 6th and 7th August 2022.

Building on last year's event there are expected to be an entry of 15 boats with a total of 50 crew members competing in up to six races over the two days.

The racing will take place in the area of water between Gourock Pier and the Cloch Lighthouse. There will be close competition on the water as all the boats conform to a 'One-design' class, which mean they are matched to each other. It is then down to the sailing skills of the helm and the crew to see who can be first around the course.

Graeme Galbraith, James Watt Dock Marina Manager, said he is "delighted to be able to support such an active class of yacht on the Clyde and is really looking forward to the Championship."

Reigning Scottish Champion Geoffrey Howison added, "The support from James Watt Dock Marina is greatly appreciated and will help ensure the event will be a great success."

Colin MacDonald, Royal Gourock Yacht Club Watersports Secretary also commentated, "it is a pleasure to host the James Watt Dock Etchells Scottish Championship and we look forward to welcoming all the competitors, volunteers and supporters."

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