Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Polarised and non-polarised readers for sailors

RS300 Scottish Nationals at Prestwick

by Alan Henderson on 29 Jul 2013
.. .
At the RS300 Scottish Nationals, David McCardle showed excellent consistency, along with grit and determination, to take the Scottish RS300 title from a quality fleet at Prestwick. The whole weekend was characterised by light changeable winds and beautiful sunshine in which the race management team did an excellent job to run six closely fought races.

The series of six races saw four different winners, and the whole fleet swapping places during races. McCardle got the perfect start in race 1 with a win, followed by newcomer Tom Whiteside. This was to be prophetic for the event as a whole, but more of a surprise was Alistair McLaughlin (Storky) who has stepped out of his Musto Skiff, and came last in the first race! He was on a very steep learning curve as he then proceeded to win the next two races to leave him in pole position overnight.

With more of the same in terms of weather on Sunday all was to play for, and in race 1 Cattanach and Beveridge showed the way, until Beveridge fell into a wind hole, and Cattanach fell into the sea. David Sinclair won that race and was looking good in race 6 when wind filling in from behind left him at the back of the pack.

Going into the final race it was between McCardle, Storky and Whiteside for the trophy. Whiteside and Beveridge got away well, but an OCS for Storky saw him fall out of the running. McCardle managed to overhaul Beveridge with a couple of legs left, and finished behind Whiteside. It was so close that nobody could figure out who had won during the sail ashore, but when the scores were added up we had a deserving new Scottish Champion. Well done too to Tom Whiteside and Storky, newcomers who showed some old hands how to do it.

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

RS 300

403

Prestwick

David McCardel

1.0

(3.0)

2.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

11.0

8.0

RS300

374

Prestwick

Tom Whiteside

2.0

2.0

(4.0)

3.0

2.0

1.0

14.0

10.0

RS 300

527

Prestwick

Alistair McGlaughlin

(10.0)

1.0

1.0

7.0

3.0

6.0

28.0

18.0

RS300

416

Prestwick

Neil Beveridge

4.0

4.0

(5.0)

4.0

4.0

3.0

24.0

19.0

RS300

503

Prestwick

David Sinclair

3.0

7.0

(8.0)

1.0

5.0

4.0

28.0

20.0

RS300

450

Sunderland YC

Mark Henman

5.0

5.0

(7.0)

5.0

6.0

5.0

33.0

26.0

RS 300

336

Prestwick

Mark Taylor

6.0

9.0

3.0

6.0

7.0

(12.0 DNS)

43.0

31.0

RS300

507

Prestwick

Alasdair Catanach

9.0

6.0

6.0

8.0

8.0

(12.0 DNS)

49.0

37.0

RS300

508

Prestwick

Alan Sinclair

8.0

8.0

10.0

9.0

9.0

(12.0 DNS)

56.0

44.0

RS300

437

Prestwick

Malcolm Downie

7.0

(12.0 DNF)

9.0

10.0

10.0

12.0 DNS

60.0

48.0

RS300

521

Prestwick

Eamon Rankin

(12.0 DNS)

12.0 DNF

11.0

12.0 DNS

12.0 DNS

12.0 DNS

71.0

59.0

RS300 website
Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82upffront 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

SAP 5O5 World Championships - A light touch required
The opening day of the SAP 505 Worlds at Weymouth fully tested the fleet of 140 boats in light airs. 2016 SAP 5O5 World Championships - The opening day of the SAP 505 Worlds at Weymouth fully tested the fleet of 140 boats in light airs. The two hour delay to allow the wind to build to the minimum six knots required to start had clearly allowed some competitors to develop excess adrenalin.
Posted today at 8:28 am
2016 RS800 European Championship - Day 5
The final day of the RS800 European Championship provided the best sailing conditions The final day of the RS800 European Championship provided the best sailing conditions yet: the North wind was very weak and the temperature well in to the mid 30s by 1000hrs. It wasn’t long before the Ora arrived and all the talk, in the boat park, was about how Big the day would be and could anyone stop the McEwens running away with the trophy
Posted today at 5:23 am
RS Feva Worlds Santander – Brits, Swedes and Kiwis take top four o'all
Final days ‘winners’ were Charles Elliott/Ethan Miles who racked up a healthy 20pts, so imagine how it fared for others! The fat lady arrived a little late but then sang lustily. A champion was born. William Pank and … from Norwich School sailed smart and fast all week and were crowned fully deserving champions.
Posted on 30 Jul
Jim Hunt seals second OK Dinghy world title after difficult final day
Jim Hunt sealed his second OK Dinghy World Championship title in Quiberon, France, after a very difficult final day 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship - Jim Hunt (GBR) sealed his second OK Dinghy World Championship title in Quiberon, France, after a very difficult final day for both organisers and competitors.
Posted on 30 Jul
29er Worlds - Damage control on first day of Finals in Medemblik
It was about damage control on the first day of the final series of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik It was about damage control on the first day of the final series of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. Gwendal Nael and Lilian Mercier from France won this game and have taken over the lead, followed by their fellow countrymen Benjamin Jaffrezic and Chauvel.
Posted on 29 Jul
RS Feva Worlds – Brits dominate top 10 after Day 4
The sun and thermal breeze arrived late but turned out for a glorious day on the water. It was a guilt edged day after a ‘not so promising’ start at the 2016 PA Consulting and Allen RS Feva Worlds in Santander. The sun and thermal breeze arrived late but turned out for a glorious day on the water. Race 2 of the final series (i.e. first race of Thursday) was set off in a very gently building seven – nine knots
Posted on 29 Jul
2016 RS800 European Championship - Day 4
Day 4 of RS800 European Championship was a simple affair: we launched, the Ora arrived and we sailed two fantastic races Day 4 of the RS800 European Championship was a simple affair: we launched, the Ora arrived and we sailed two fantastic races in a glorious 14-16 knot breeze and then came ashore and had a pasta party and a couple of beers. OK you want to know the detail? Well here goes...
Posted on 29 Jul
2016 RS800 European Championship - Day 3
Day 3 of the RS800 European Championship gave the fleet the opportunity to catch up the race schedule Day 3 of the RS800 European Championship gave the fleet the opportunity to catch up the race schedule, so after a leisurely morning spent tinkering with boats and enjoying a light lunch (or late breakfast for some), the fleet entered the water just before 1300hrs to sail three races.
Posted on 29 Jul
Tight battle for top spots on penultimate day of the OK Dinghy Worlds
Race seven got away under black flag with a pin end bias allowing those that end to tack and cross the fleet. Race seven got away under black flag with a pin end bias allowing those that end to tack and cross the fleet. First out was Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Mats Caap (SWE). Caap led around the top mark, but Hansson-Mild took the lead offwind and led to the finish to find his sail number on the black board for a black flag starting penalty, along with five others.
Posted on 28 Jul
Smith and Needham take title by a squeak at 505 UK Nationals Regatta
Like a cat playing with a mouse, the wind knocked the fleet from side to side before showing a bit of tooth and claw With three races scheduled, the slightly earlier start time of 11am seemed to surprise a few competitors and many would have missed the start of the first race of the day and the third in the series had it not been for a short postponement due to a wind shift in the original starting sequence.
Posted on 28 Jul