The new venue at Gott Bay proved to be very popular with everyone who attended. The shore events were well attended, with SUP races, Kayak races, a sandcastle and sand art competition as well as throwing the fisherman’s welly which was very popular with kids and grown-ups alike. The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust had an interesting stand with information on whale and dolphin recording. It was great to see so many people on the beach all having fun in the sun.
For the first time in a number of years a separate dinghy race was held. It was great to see members of the new Tiree Maritime Trust’s sailing club taking part, with many only having started sailing May this year at our community sail training weekend. A special mention should be made of our youngest sailors Gabby Le Roux sailing with her dad Paul and Roxy Le Roux skippering the dinghy with her mum Sarah the acquitted themselves admirably in their first sailing race.
There was also a good field in the open sailing and traditional Tiree dipping lug boat classes. With a close inshore course the spectators were able to get a great view of Tiree’s distinctive sailing boats in action.
Tiree Maritime Trust would like to give a big thank you to everyone involved in this year’s Regatta. We would like to thank Kris and Aisling at the Lodge Hotel for their generous sponsorship of the event; Wild Diamond for running the shore races; William-Angus Maclean, Tim Dunlop and Steph Tanner for providing safety boats; everyone who helped out on the day and everyone who joined in and made it a great Regatta.
We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the many years of sterling support for the Tiree Regatta provided by the sadly recently departed Johnny Johnston and Angus Munn. The continuing success of the Regatta is due, in no small part, to their efforts.
Tiree Regatta 2016 Sailing Results
Micheal Holliday and Jack Lockhart
Paul Le Roux and Gabby Le Roux
Roxy Le Roux and Sarah Le Roux
Alun Jones and Jackie Jones
Open Sailing Class
Mamie Jean II
Traditional Tiree Dipping Lug Class
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Tiree Regatta.
Tiree Annual Regatta Saturday 30th July 2016
(In front of the Lodge Hotel) Everyone Welcome
Dinghy Race (1pm)
Lug Boat Race (3pm) Shore Events Including
Sand Castle Competition
Come along and join the fun.
Events and timings are weather dependent and may be subject to change.
Just a reminder Tiree Maritime Trust are having an ‘open afternoon’ at the Noust in Scarinish tomorrow (Friday 27th May). Come and see our award winning boathouse and our beautiful dipping lug boats. Tea and Cake available. 3pm-5pm
We put our shiney new fleet of training dinghies to great use this weekend when Tiree Maritime Trust took part in the Worlds Largest sailing race Bart’s Bash. This annual fundraising event takes place all over the world on the same day and this year over 9000 people took part sailing at 468 venues in 62 different countries. We may have been one of the smallest venues, but we still managed some excellent sailing and attracted some high profile support on Twitter from Olympic Sailor Luke Patience – @TireeMaritime @BartsBash amazing!
The Tiree Results were as follows
Andrew ‘Sandy’ MacIntosh
15 Min 38 Sec
16 Min 24 Sec
21 Min 7 Sec
The worldwide results (www.bartsbash.com/results) are not all in yet, but provisionally Sandy is lying 968th in the world!
Took our new dinghies out for a practice sail today. We’re looking forward to taking part in the world’s largest sailing event Bart’s Bash tomorrow (Sunday 20th September). We’ll be meeting at Loch Bhasapol at 09:30. Should be fun as the forecast looks a bit breezy.
The forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) looks like strong southerly winds and rain. With regret we’ve concluded that it wouldn’t be safe to take traditional dipping lug boats out in such conditions. We know that a lot of folks were looking forward to the Regatta as they do every year and we’re sorry to disappoint but this year the weather has been set against us.
Ever hopeful we are planning an evening sail on Friday 21st August – we’ll update with details nearer the time.
At least the wind and kite surfers are having fun…
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