Laser SB20 Scottish Championships
The 2011 Laser SB3 Scottish Championships was held over the weekend of 17th/18th September at GSS North Clyde Regatta. This event was run by the Clyde Cruising Club out of Rhu.
The weekend kicked off with the arrival of the travelling competitors, rigging and launching before retiring to the free bar in the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club. This provided by the sponsor, GSS Plant.
Two teams to note made the journey up from Sunderland to be at the event. A special thanks to Dave Atkinson (Kit Off) and John Outhwaite (Baloo) for making the effort. The new Scottish SB3 owners, Allan Lennox and team (GBR3038) showed up having never hoisted the kite and were instantly on the pace.
Saturday morning started light with the wind building and settling at around 10 knots for the first race. Superfly took the first race with Baloo and The Young Pretender close behind. The breeze further increased for the second race and Baloo took the win with Superfly second and Kit Off in third. The third race started in good breeze, but immediately dropped and became patchy. With some boats completely becalmed and others in good pressure. Baloo came off best in the end with their second win of the day with The Young Pretender finishing second.
There was another social event at the RNCYC including a BBQ and live band.
Sunday morning started off with more settled weather. There was a bit of a wait for the breeze to fill in and for some Navy traffic through the race area. Due to the unsettled breeze, only one race was run. This was won by Superfly with Prostate Cancer Charity second and The Young Pretender third.
1. Superfly GBR 3074 7 pts
2. Baloo GBR 3057 11 pts
3. The Young Pretender GBR 3202 14 pts
4. Prostate Cancer Charity GBR 3081 17 pts
5. No Name GBR 3038 17 pts
6. Kit Off GBR 3044 19 pts
Overall, a great fun regatta was had by all. Thanks once again to GSS plant for sponsoring the event, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club for hosting the social events and Clyde Cruising Club for running the races.
Focus is now on the preparation for the 2012 Scottish Championships to be held at Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, Tarbert, Loch Fyne on the 1st-4th June.
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