Sunday sailing cut short on Silvers Marine Scottish Series day 3

The wind was the main winner on day three of Silvers Marine Scottish Series proving so tricky that, despite the persistence of the excellent race officials, only one race was completed.   However, the Scotland’s Commodore Cup team’s boats are making the most of the Scottish Series and it’s still too close to call who will win the class as we go into the final day.  As it stands, at the close of day three, Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore’s Eala of Rhu are tied on ten points, and only one point adrift is Rod Stuart’s Aurora.  And you can’t discount Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar who are just three points behind in fourth place.  … Read more

Sunday sailing cut short on Silvers Marine Scottish Series day 3 – written by us for the Herald for publication 26 May

The wind was the main winner on day three of Silvers Marine Scottish Series proving so tricky that, despite the persistence of the excellent race officials, only one race was completed.   However, the Scotland’s Commodore Cup team’s boats are making the most of the Scottish Series and it’s still too close to call who will win the class as we go into the final day.  As it stands, at the close of day three, Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore’s Eala of Rhu are tied on ten points, and only one point adrift is Rod Stuart’s Aurora.  And you can’t discount Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar who are just three points behind in fourth place.  … Read more

Weather is the winner in Day 3 of Silvers Marine Scottish Series – written by us on behalf of Scottish Series for their blog

The weather was the biggest winner in day three of Silvers Marine Scottish Series with the fleet only able to complete one race.  And it was down to the persistence of the race officials who managed to even get one race down.   In IRC Class 1 it is still too close to call between the Commodore’s Cup team.  Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore’s Eala of Rhu are still tied on ten points with Rod Stuart’s Aurora just one point behind.  And don’t discount Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar who is still only three points adrift on 14 points.   Over in IRC Class 2 John Corson in Salamander XXI has a two point cushion … Read more

Silver’s Marine Scottish Series underway

The first of four days racing in the Silvers Marine Scottish Series got underway yesterday (Friday 23 May) in what promises to be one of the most intensely fought regattas of the sailing calendar.   In IRC Class 1 Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar took an early lead, with both boats battling for position.  However, an incident later on in the race saw Roxstar leading Zephyr round the wrong marker and both boats had to go back to get back on course.  This navigation issue combined with tactical sailing conditions resulted in racing being much closer than first imagined.  However, the day belonged to Zephyr with Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore in Eala of Rhu … Read more

Perfect conditions for Day 2 of Silvers Marine Scottish Series – written by us on behalf of Scottish Series for their blog

Day two of Silvers Marine Scottish Series provided the perfect sailing conditions for racing with easterly winds blowing between 9 – 15 knots.   Today boats across all classes sailed on the same course which made for a very colourful spectacle both on and off the water.  But, as yet, there is no clear dominating force in any class, which makes for very exciting racing.  In IRC Class 1 the Scottish Commodore’s Cup team occupy the top three positions.  Aurora’s Rod Stuart told us that he had a great day today and he is ‘delighted at the effort of his crew out on the water so far’.  While in IRC Class 2 John Corson’s Salamander XXI has a comfortable lead … Read more

Champagne sailing to celebrate 40th Scottish Series – written by us for the Sunday Herald published 25 May

Day two of Silvers Marine Scottish Series provided the perfect conditions for the fleet.  But as always there were some notable performances.   Alan Dunnet’s Valhalla of Ashton, which has sailed in every Scottish Series, had an excellent first two races on Saturday scoring a third and a first.  And in IRC Class 1, the three Commodore Cup boats, Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore’s Eala of Rhu, Steve Cowie with Zephyr and Rod Stuart’s Aurora fill all the podium positions, but no-one is, as yet, dominating the class.   The wind which was blowing a leeward 9 – 15 knots provided the perfect conditions for being out on Loch Fyne.  And as all classes sailed on the same course, they … Read more

Silver’s Marine Scottish Series underway – written by us for the Herald published 24 May

The first of four days racing in the Silvers Marine Scottish Series got underway yesterday (Friday 23 May) in what promises to be one of the most intensely fought regattas of the sailing calendar.   In IRC Class 1 Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar took an early lead, with both boats battling for position.  However, an incident later on in the race saw Roxstar leading Zephyr round the wrong marker and both boats had to go back to get back on course.  This navigation issue combined with tactical sailing conditions resulted in racing being much closer than first imagined.  However, the day belonged to Zephyr with Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore in Eala of Rhu … Read more

Silvers Marine Scottish Series – day one wash up! – written by us for the Scottish Series blog

Day one of the Silvers Marine Scottish Series got off to a slightly later start than billed due to light winds.  IRC Class 1 left Gourock at 10.30am and, from the start, Steve Cowie’s Zephyr and Jonathan Anderson and Murray Findlay’s Roxstar made the running.   Conditions seemed to favour the boats which chose to start from the Gourock shore and the other boats which had elected to start from offshore found they had to come back in, which cost them considerable time.   But it wasn’t all plain sailing at the front as Roxstar led Zephyr round the wrong marker, on the wrong course which meant both boats had to go back and get on the right course.   … Read more

Racing underway in 40th Silvers Marine Scottish Series

Racing has started in the Silvers Marine Scottish Series.  Due to start at 10.00am, the start was delayed due to light winds. The boats which chose to start from the Gourock side had the advantage over the those who went offshore who are now having to come in and finding they’ve lost a lot of time.   But just over half an hour into the race and Zephyr and Roxstar are already out in front – the battle in Class 1 has already started!   Racing has also started in the Sonata and sports boat classes.   We’ll be updating this blog over the Series, look out for our regular updates and make sure you follow us for all the … Read more

Happy silver jubilee year Savills Kip Regatta!

  This weekend, 10 and 11 May, will celebrate the 25th birthday of Savills Kip Regatta.  And with a high quality field already confirmed it looks like ’ve got a great two days of sailing ahead. we   Not only do we have some of the best known names in Scottish sailing signed up but we can also look forward to seeing Scotland’s Commodore’s Cup team in action.  All members of the squad will be on the water at Kip with Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore with Eala of Rhu, Rod Stuart and Bill Ram with Aurora and Steve Cowie with Zephyr.   But don’t discount the rest of the pack as they will be pushed hard by Jonathan Anderson and … Read more