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Flying Fifteens are getting more popular

Flying Fifteens are getting more popular

08/10/2010, by in Sport

Since 2002 there has been a steady increase in the numbers of Flying Fifteens sailing in Shetland. Although the class is relatively new on the local scene, it is well established internationally, being a keelboat of 20 feet overall length (“Flying Fifteen” refers to the boat being 15 feet on th... Read more...

A great weekend on land and sea

A great weekend on land and sea

30/07/2010, by in Sport

Reawick and District Boating Club’s 78th Regatta got off to a good start last Thursday night with the eela competition. As the boats set off to fish the sun was still shining, and the fish seemed to be patchy and quite sparse with some very light baskets weighing in.(more…) Read more...

Good sailing order of day at Baltasound

Good sailing order of day at Baltasound

30/07/2010, by in Sport

Among all the festivities in Unst, the Baltasound regatta was sailed last Saturday in a strong force 5-6 southerly wind. A course within the voe involved tacking from pier to Ordale and from Hamar to Skeotaing three times around the figure of eight course. (more…) Read more...

Sailor Kirsten does well in national event

Sailor Kirsten does well in national event

23/07/2010, by in Sport

Three weeks after her family hosted one of the crews in the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Yacht race, young Lerwick Boating Club sailor Kirsten Napier found herself following their route south to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for the sailing events in the London 2012... Read more...

Break with tradition as regatta goes to Aith Voe

Break with tradition as regatta goes to Aith Voe

11/06/2010, by in Sport

Tradition was broken for the first time ever at the weekend when the Sandwick regatta was held at Aith Voe Pier in Cunningsburgh due to the anticipated restoration of the historic stone pier at Sandsayre. Due to the much easier passage by sea, three of the Sandwick Maids set of from Sandsayre for ... Read more...