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MYA Scottish District IOM Travellers 1 – 18th May 2024, hosted by Tayside RSC at Forfar Loch

Fourteen skippers travelled from all over Scotland with representatives from Aberdeen, Buchanness and Tayside in the north-east, Kinghorn near the Firth of Forth, and Ayr Bay, Greenock and Paisley on the “west coast”. Eleven different IOM designs were present in the fourteen strong fleet with construction types including seven wooden planked hulls, five fibre glass and two 3D printed boats.

On a very sunny day, the forecast was for a light easterly breeze but when the race team arrived, Forfar Loch was more like a mill pond with no wind. However, right on cue the forecast breeze started to appear at 11.00. Following the skipper’s briefing RO Boyd Baird got racing under way at 11.15. The wind held up well throughout the day with warm sunshine. Fifteen races were completed with the last race finishing at 16.30 following a great day’s racing conducted in a very friendly but competitive atmosphere.

Tich Summers took overall victory, Stuart Teasdale was second and third was Ian Dundas. Fourth, fifth and sixth were all on equal points requiring to be split on countback to the number of 2nd places gained. It was noteworthy that twelve skippers recorded at least one top 5 race result. At the prize giving Tich thanked the race team for an extremely well-run event and Forfar Sailing and Water Sports Club for again opening up their full facilities and providing exceptional catering throughout the day.

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Results – click here

Photos (copyright Steve Menhinick)

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