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'East v West' Trophy

 
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Andrew



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: 'East v West' Trophy Reply with quote

This event was resurrected yesterday (10th October) by the Inverleith Model Yacht Club. Formerly sailed for by Marbleheads the racing was restricted to IOMs although during the day there were approximately 15 yachts to be seen on the water. The 3 races had an average of 10 entrants representing East and West + 1 gentleman sailing under the Wick banner. As this was the first race run by IMYC in donkey's years at Inverleith it was very much a question of putting the event on and seeing who turned up - but the response was pleasing and there was a lot of positive comment from the other park users who seemed delighted to see yachts being raced. A follow up event for IMYC members is scheduled for 24th October and with the increasing amount of interest being shown in model yachts a full programme is being looked at for next year.
Typically yesterday was the one day this year when there was little or no wind and to make matters worse the pond level was low causing various people to run aground during the racing. Nevertheless the event was a real joy to participate in and congratulations go to Jim Nicholson for winning 2 of the 3 races.
Mention should also be made of Dannie Colquhoun's magnificent A class having its first sail in many a long year and Chris Mackenzie's beautifully restored wooden IOM. Please excuse the inevitable swan - it did NOT win!

Andrew


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So very pleased it went well Andrew and thanks for the post and wonderful pikkies!!

Sounds like deep keel yachts may have a bit of a problem with the lower than usual water levels. Strange how some folk can never remember how to shut a valve Rolling Eyes Quite why it had to be opened in the first place defeats me. Errant shopping trolleys perhaps??

Iain
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