“A beautiful morning for anything but sailing” was the general comment on the flat calm conditions at the Uyeasound Regatta on Saturday morning as boats gathered from Lerwick, Whalsay and Yell to boost the local fleet.
However, the wind picked up to a fresh south-south-easterly and by 11am 11 dinghies, four maids and two Picos were off.
The first two races were sailed back to back, after which the crews went to the hall for a tasty lunch. After lunch the bairns’ sports, treasure hunter and various other activities were held and the third sailing races were set off in a Force Three southerly wind. It was a welcome sight to see again, 17 sails in the Uyeasound Harbour and special thanks are due to all the crews who arrived to take part.
After well over 100 years of sailing from the Westside Pier in Uyeasound and coping with lack of water there, the new pier proved a great boon to everybody con-cerned.
In the evening the prize-giving was held at the hall and many folk were thanked for their help. A presentation was made to mark Duncan Sandison’s 71st year of sailing.
The band Big Robbie and Friends were raring to go and finished off a successful day – as only they can.
Dinghies – Ernahoul Trophy: 1 Storm (Steven Brown); 2 Rock & Roll 2 (Colin Tait); 3 Aggro (Geordie Sandison).
Johnson Trophy: 1 Rock & Roll (Shaun Tait); 2 Storm (S Brown); 3 Aggro (G Sandison).
Hunter Cup: 1 Aggro (G Sandison); 2 Storm (S Brown); 3 Rock & Roll 2 (C Tait).
Maids – Sandison Trophy: 1 Ara-moana (Albert Priest); 2 Armeria (Tammy Williamson); 3 Tek-Sing (Mark Arthur).
Smith Cup: 1 Armeria (T Williamson); 2 Ara-moana (A Priest); 3 Atalanta (Hosea Moar).
Club Cup: 1 Armeria (T Williamson); 2 Ara-moana (A Priest); 3 Tek-Sing (M Arthur).
Picos – Eric Mouat Shield: 1 Balta (Mark Ferguson); 2 Fletts (Will Patterson).
Performance trophies – Clivocast Cup: Armeria. JAS Memorial Cup: Ara-moana.