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Fresh winds at Aith Regatta

Fresh winds at Aith Regatta

17/07/2009, by in Sport

Fresh winds and close competition made the Aith Regatta exciting for both sailors and spectators last weekend.The regatta should have begun with the race for the Ollie Manson Trophy (the Pie Race) on Wed­nesday night but winds gusting up to force eight were not the best rowing conditions.Th... Read more...

Successful day against the odds

Successful day against the odds

03/07/2009, by in Sport

The 113th Sandwick Regatta began on Friday evening with the lightest of airs from the north-east.The first Shetland Model race for the Tait Trophy was sailed on a triangular course starting at the “week” buoy, beating to Cunningsburgh, then a run back to the Muckle Taing, followed by a ... Read more...

Willum and Neil secure points series

Willum and Neil secure points series

26/06/2009, by in Sport

Last Friday saw the culmination of the first dinghy points series of the year.Only six of the intended 10 races were sailed due to the early season weather.In the first race a strong breeze got the eight boats under way.Race officer David Grant ran a good race, which saw Scott Nicol­son... Read more...

Square sails out in force at Walls

Square sails out in force at Walls

26/06/2009, by in Sport

The Walls Regatta Club held a very enjoyable midsummer square sail event on Saturday.Three boats raced in a light wind, which although steady in strength, shifted in direction from north-west to north-north-east.The first race saw several changes of positions between Braakin Wind (David Thom... Read more...

Double win for <i>White Lightning</i> in dinghy races

Double win for White Lightning in dinghy races

19/06/2009, by in Sport

The Shetland Dinghy Champion­ships, incorporating the Shetland Fireball Nationals, were sailed at the weekend in Lerwick.Sixteen dinghies entered and Saturday morning saw the com­petitors take to the water on a beautiful but very calm day, in a variety of boats from a Laser 4.7 up to an Olympi... Read more...

<i>Movin On</i> does just that to take first two races

Movin On does just that to take first two races

29/05/2009, by in Sport

The first sailing of the season at Brae got under way on Sunday.Jim Tait and his Movin On crew matched the blustery conditions and out­sailed their competitors to win the first two yacht races of the season.The late start to the season had been caused by unsailable conditions on the previo... Read more...

Joe’s majesty proves vital in Brae racing

Joe’s majesty proves vital in Brae racing

20/06/2008, by in Sport

THE MAJESTIC Cynara, skip­pered by Joe Irvine, won her first race of the season by powering through the force seven conditions at Brae on Saturday.On a night when some competitors decided to remain in the marina and all the other yachts on the water struggled to race in wind gusting to over 30 mi... Read more...