sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Moth victory at Scottish Skiff Championships

Moth victory at Scottish Skiff Championships

Thirty-two boats turned up at Dalgety Bay SC on Saturday 11 October for the Scottish Skiff Championships, with competitors travelling from the South coast and the Highlands to compete in the event. With the wind blowing 20 knots and some vicious gusts coming through PRO John Robertson postponed racing for 45 minutes to allow the sea state to flatten after the tide turned.

The fleet got away in an orderly manner before the breeze really kicked in as they reached the first windward mark. Paul Hignett in his new blade rider moth and Ian Renilson in his musto skiff mastered the conditions best to be first and second with Robbie Wilson (musto skiff) just getting the better in the hare and tortoise competition with Hugh and Helen Watson (laser 4000) to get third and fourth.

Following a delay whilst the rescue boats sorted out some of the competitors who had gear failure the start sequence for race 2 got underway. A large squall caused the committee boat to start to drag its anchor led to the PRO sending the fleet ashore. With the squalls not abating the race committee decided to call it a day early.

Sunday dawned cold and windless leading to an hour’s postponement allowing a force 3 westerly to fill in. Race 2 started with the flood tide under the fleet but with 4 races to sail the fleet was remarkably well behaved and got away cleanly for no recalls for the whole weekend. Paul Hignett continued his dominance of the event with another win followed by Renilson then Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman (49er) third.

In race 3 whilst Hignett disappeared off into the horizon and was off upsetting the cats who started 3 minutes in front, the competition for the minor placings started to hot up. With 4 different musto skiffs leading their class at different stages with a few strong puffs and some large shifts Ian Renilson was able to make his way through the fleet for second with John Evans pipping Gavin Homer to get third.

With the tide turning race four turned out to be the most tactical for the fleet with the choice of going inshore to avoid the tide or further offshore for more breeze and using the shifts to make gains. Chris Pickles made the best of the conditions of the more traditional boats to be second followed by Robbie Wilson who used the shifts to make a large gain on the leading musto skiffs to get third.

With the tide now rapidly ebbing, race 5 got underway with a drag to the shore and some close tacking before the fleet had to make the call for the layline to the windward mark, with some losses to be made by those who under-stood their layline. Chris Pickles again used the advantage of the upwind pace of the 49er to get second from Gavin Homer in a Musto Skiff.

With the rapid turn round of results it was obvious that Paul Hignett had won but once the sums were done Ian Renilson was second and Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman third.

Scottish Skiff Championship - Overall Results:

1st Paul Hignett, International Moth (Loch Venacher SC)
2nd Ian Renilson, Musto Skiff (Dalgety Bay SC)
3rd Chris Pickles & Matt Sharman, 49er (Yorkshire Dales SC)




by Gavin Homer

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49829

7:09 AM Thu 16 Oct 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,


Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT