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Despite a disappointing turnout for the annual Port Bannatyne Race, twenty one club boats made the trip to Port Bannatyne, and enjoyed an entertaining evening of Petanque in the rain, and the clouds of marauding midges.


Fiona Rae presents the Sponsor's Sultana Cake   

The Petanque tournamet was again won by  Twenty Two. Not the Smiths this time, but by a couple of

lassies from their crew, who claimed they'd never played the game before. Well done.


Following the Petanque Competition, we were hosted by Isle of Bute Sailing Club in their Clubhouse, a hearty meal

featuring mini pies in four flavours from our sponsors, Bells, was enjoyed with peas, beans, and chips.

A very convivial evening was enjoyed by all attending. Thanks to our hosts IBSC, for their hospitality, and again to

our sponsors.   

The Passage Race Class 1 was won by Craig Anderson's Cool Bandit 2, and Class 4 by Flambuoyant. It took some

time for the smile to leave owners Graeme Randall and Alan Arkison's faces, as it was their first victory with their

new boat.

Good luck for the rest of the season!!






NEWS RELEASE on behalf of the SSI Board.


As a result of a challenging financial environment, the board of directors of The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) has agreed to merge the SSI with the sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae in order to sustain a Scotland wide event resource for the future.  The new arrangements will ensure the SSI continues to work closely with RYA Scotland, clubs and classes to provide world class event support through out Scotland.

Utilising the marketing support available through Inverclyde and RYA Scotland, the SSI will continue to seek to bring sailing events to Scotland making the most of Scotland’s naturally varied locations and the world class championship facilities in Largs.

Continued support will include race management training, event consultancy and physical resources to enable clubs all across Scotland to benefit from the world class water sports event management experience held within the SSI. Coordination of race management training will be undertaken by RYA Scotland and will enable more courses to be delivered across Scotland. The physical resources will be accommodated by sportscotland in its facilities at Cumbrae & Inverclyde, in Largs and will be available for hire in 2017.

Further details on how to access the support and resources available will be found on the Cumbrae Website in 2017. www.nationalcentrecumbrae.org.uk

The SSI Board is confident that these changes will secure the skills, experience and resources of the SSI for the future and will ensure Scotland continues to attract events to our shores.




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