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.  Steve Cowie said how delighted he is at the performance of the three boats across the series adding that they’re all battling it out and, as yet, there’s no clear winner.

 

In the other classes the battle in IRC Class 2 is between John Corson in Salamander XXI and Robert McConnell’s Fools Gold.  Only two points separate the boats and, with all to play for tomorrow, this will be a fiercely fought battle.

 

Craig Latimer’s Wildebeest IV have a five point lead, in IRC Class 4, over Tim Ellis in T M Racing and J Dryburgh and R Pilcher in TJIG IV.  Wildebeest IV won the race today and must be feeling confident going into the last day of racing.

 

In the Sigma 33’s Donald McLaren’s Sigmatic still heads the pack with Harold Hood’s Odyssey II, who won the race today, lying in second a point ahead of Griogair Whyte’s Close Encounters.

 

In the Sonata’s Red Hot Poker has a comfortable six point cushion over the pack.  The real battle in the Sonata class is between Mark Taylor’s Saraband and Mark Bradshaw’s Mostly Harmless who are both tied on 20 points.

 

Classes in CYCA 5, 6, 8 and 9 took part in Malin Waters Round Inch Race.  In CYCA 5 Ian Macdonald and Significant took first with Richard Shellcock and Thrust and Brian Robertson in Celtic Spirit.  Line honours went to Sir Arnold Clark’s Drum who looked magnificent with her spinnaker up.

 

Going into the final day of Scottish Series and it’s still too close to call, Monday promises to be an exciting finale to the 40th Series.

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