After a week of racing in very mixed weather the 2014 West Highland Yachting Week trophy was clinched by Helensburgh Sailing Club’s Paul Scutt and Alan Jeffries in Carmen II.


This was the 67th sailing of West Highland Yachting Week, a regatta which races from three bases on the west coast over the week, Craobh Haven, Oban and Tobermory, and is held in great affection by the racing community.


Having scored five firsts across the regatta, the Scutt and Jeffries team, in Class 0, led the 2014 series from the first day, and were unstoppable despite a valiant effort from Patrick Shellcock in Thrust.  And the final day saw the fleet race from Tobermory to Lismore Lighthouse, in the Tobermory to Oban Passage Race, in south easterly winds of between 12 – 20 knots.


Having added another win to their scorecard today, Carmen II was declared the overall winner of the West Highland Week Yachting Series at a presentation in Oban on Friday evening.  The team also won the MacBrayne Centenary Challenge Cup and British Waterways Trophy.


Class 5 winner Cool Bandit 2 won the Angus Meldrum Trophy and Iona Shop Trophy and George Scrivener’s Joint Venture was presented with the Oban Bicentenary Trophy.




Class 0: 1:  Paul Scutt and Alan Jeffries, Carmen II; 2:  Patrick Shellcock, Thrust; 3: Ian MacLachlan, Polaris


Class 2:  1:  Scott and Nicola Chalmers, Sunrise; 2 John Mill, Lorca J; 3: Danny Sinclair, Keeley


Class 3:  1: John MacKenzie, Stoirm Mhor; 2: Brian Robertson, Celtic Spirit; 3:Graham Anderson,  Lucky Ned Pepper


Class 4:  Steve Williams, Mystic Sun;  2:  Anne Campbell, Ajax;  3: Stevie Andrews, Alchemist


Class 5:  1: Craig Anderson, Cool Bandit 2; 2: Boyd Tunnock, Lemarac; 3: Harper and Robertson, Leaky Roof II



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