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Annual New Year Races

2019 is rapidly approaching, so come on down to Largs Yacht Haven or Kip Marina for our annual New Year Race. 

We can’t promise that it will be warm, but it will be fun!


The New Year Race at Fairlie – Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Crews should meet in Scotts at Largs Yacht Haven at 10.30am.  Full details will be announced then.


The New Year Race at Kip - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Crews should meet at Kip Marina Reception at 10.30am. Full details will be announced then.

This race is sponsored by TUNNOCKS, courtesy BOYD TUNNOCK (‘Lemarac’)


Don’t worry if your boat is laid up for the winter, we’ll provide as many crew berths

as we can on the competing yachts.

The Races are sailed in one white sail class. Courses and start time to be agreed at the pre-race briefings,

taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions.


Eileen Rae

Vice Commodore






The 2018 Autumn Points Series concluded today in glorious weather conditions. Clear blue skies and a steady, if light, northerly breeze of 7 to 9 knots.

With the C mark conveniently situated into wind, RO Peter Wright was able to set three windward/leeward races along the Largs shore.

In Class 2, Mark Bradshaw’s Sigma 33 ‘Busy Beaver‘ withstood a strong challenge from Ben Shelley’s Extrovert ‘Lady X’, with ‘Busy Beaver’ edging it with two firsts to ‘Lady X’s’ one. This was enough to give Mark victory in the Class by a single point.

A first, a second, and a third was enough for Peter Judd and Andy Holmes ‘Lock n Load’ to achieve a four point margin of victory in the Etchells Class. The Race Academy’s ‘Extravaganza’ finished off an impressive Series in second place.

The Overall Winner’s Trophy was awarded to ‘Lock n Load’.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Kip Marina and Largs Yacht Haven, and to Largs Sailing Club for their hospitality.

Overall Winner – ‘Lock n Load’     The Holt Trophy

Class 2 Winner – ‘Busy Beaver’    Largs Yacht Haven Trophy

Etchells Winner – ‘Lock n Load’   Marion’s Chalice

                                                             Mark Bradshaw         Andy Holmes             Carolyn Elder                Peter Judd


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