22nd September 2018
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Excellent start to Lerwick Regatta

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The Lerwick Boating Club 113th annual regatta is under way with some fine sailing from youngsters in the Geordie Leith Memorial Cup race this evening.

Three under 15s Mirror dinghy races were held tonight with eight boats on the water.

Jonathan Goudie and Bobby Fullerton took first place with a second and two firsts sailing Foraness.

Second place with one first and two second places went to Joe Fraser, sailing with various crews of Callum Fraser, Calvin Fullerton and Magnus Watt.

Meanwhile, it was very close for third place but Bobby Laurenson, sailing with James Bell took the spot with a fifth place and two third place finishes.

Lois Philips keeps a keen eye on the sails. Photo: Kevin Jones.

James Phillips keeps a keen eye on the sails. Photo: Kevin Jones.

Fourth overall with a third place and two fourth places went to Brendan Lowe who shared a crew with Lois Phillips.

Fifth was Ruth Morris, sailing with Sophie Morris, with a fourth place and two fifth place results.

Commodore John Manson said it was “a really good race” and an excellent start to the weekend, which also includes traditional music and presentations.

Shetland Models race tomorrow as do Mirror dinghies and yachts.

More dinghy races follow on Sunday.

“It’s good to see so many young sailors who are starting their sailing careers,” said Mr Manson.

More in next week’s Shetland Times.

About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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