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15 Musto Skiff's descended on ELYC (North Berwick) along with 100+ boats in other classes to enjoy the best way to celebrate the Queen's jubilee: a foam up in 20 knots and big seas.

There were a number of relatively new owners in the fleet who get a big commendation for venturing out at all.

Day 1 was hard on the body, but as it turned out was just a warm up for big Sunday. Fast out of the blocks in Race 1 were Jamie Hilton, Jono Shelley and Ian Pittendreigh with Alistair Conn making up significant ground from a slow start as the race continued. Some confusion at the end of the second lap meant that the lion's share of the fleet believed that they had finished with only 2 boats rightly continuing for a third lap. Jamie took the bullet followed by Ali Kerr.

The wind built further across races 2 and 3 and some sort of a pattern emerged at the front of the fleet with Ali Conn hitting form and taking two bullets followed by Jamie in race 2 and Jono in race 3. Close behind were Jon Modral, Jethro Gebbard, Ali Kerr and Ian Pittendreigh all showing good pace and contributing to the very tight racing. Race 4 was the Bass Rock race - about a 10 mile round trip to an 'elegant' volcanic plug populated by thousands of Gannett's - it's not every day you do that in a Musto! After three hard races and with an increasing breeze, cramp was a major factor and lead to some serious attrition within the fleet. Jamie was first to the rock followed by Jono, Ali Conn, Jethro and Jon - a worthwhile upwind slog that T'd up a 5 mile downwind sleigh ride to the finish in big waves and big breeze. Capsizes took there toll on some of the fleet and it was Jamie who came out victorious followed by Ali Conn and Jethro.

Sunday dawned sunny but windier and with a steeper North sea swell. After a short hold ashore the (brave members of) the fleet were released to play in epic conditions. Everyone took a bath at some point across the days 3 races. Jamie and Ali Conn showed their pedigree and shared the bullets in the first two races to line up a last race show down. Ian P had an excellent first race finishing third and Mark Goalen took third in the second of the day. Ali Conn showed more incredible downwind pace in the last race to secure overall victory from Jamie in second, Jono in third and Ali Kerr fourth.

A big thanks go to the ELYC race committee and rescue cover for a superb event in challenging conditions. The next event on the Scottish Skiff circuit is Largo Bay on 23 & 24 June.

Overall Results

1st Ali Conn (Derwent Reservoir)
2nd Jamie Hilton (Datchet)
3rd Jono Shelley (Aberdeen & Stonehaven)
4th Alistair Kerr (Aberdeen & Stonehaven)
5th Jethro Gebbard (Derwent Reservoir)

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