RACING 2013

SCOTTISH SERIES 2013

Greg Pitt June 02, 2013

Saturn Sails Win Overall At Scottish Series.

The Scottish Series run by Clyde Cruising Club on Loch Fyne was held over the Bank Holiday weekend from 24th to the 27th of May. Although the number of entries was slightly down from last year, the racing was close throughout all classes and sailed in a variety of winds from 3 to 28 knots.

It was a successful year for Saturn Sails customers. Winner of IRC Class 3 and awarded the Overall Trophy was Iain Laidlaw’s J97 'Jaywalker'’ which was sailed by Iain's usual team with Robert Stone on the helm. They counted an impressive score line containing only one 2nd place and the rest race wins. 'Jaywalker' has a full wardrobe of Saturn D4 mainsail and headsails along with one of Saturn Sails new series of downwind asymmetric spinnakers.

Winning CYCA Class 6 was Alistair Bilsland's Grand Soleil 34 '‘Stargazer' who was flying new Saturn Sails and showing great pace in all wind strengths. They won the class by 9 points from Alan Dunnet's Swan 36 'Valhala of Ashton'. Mentions have to go to Rod Stuart'’s Elan 410 'Eos'’ and Ian Thomson's every present 'Sloop John T' both finishing 3rd in tightly contested IRC classes 1 and 2.

Well done to all Saturn Sails customers competing at the Scottish Series and best of luck for the rest of the season. Keep a look out for more images that will be posted on our Facebook site. Thanks to Neill Ross for all these images.

ICEBREAKER 2013 (run by Fairlie YC & Clyde Marina)

Greg Pitt April 21, 2013

On Saturday 13th April a keen fleet of 10 boats lined up for the first shake down of the season. The weekend is run as a training weekend with coaches being allowed to give advice and board boats to help the crews get back in the swing of things. Racing was only possible on the Saturday due to the strong winds forecast on Sunday.

In all but the first race on Saturday the wind was a steady 16knots, which combined with the short windward/leeward courses set by race officer Peter Wright really tested the boat handling and starting strategy of the crews . The most consistent boat in the fleet was Rod Stuart's 'Eos' who finished equal on points for the lead but missed out by countback . Just behind 'Eos' was Port Edgar boat 'Absolutley 2' who showed great boat speed and some of the best boat handling skills of the weekend. Both boats use suits of Saturn Sails and we look forward to seeing how they perform during the season.