MYA Scottish District 2021 Wooden IOM Championship

Greenock, Saturday 9th October 2021

Report by Richard Rowan

Photos by Alan King Photography

Eight skippers from throughout Scotland brought their wooden hull IOMs to Greenock for the MYA Scottish District 2021 Wooden IOM Championship in the face of an adverse weather forecast - 2.5 days of yellow weather warning for heavy rain finishing at lunchtime and a southerly wind direction which is not a good direction at Greenock. However, it didn’t really turn out like that - travelling conditions were relatively good, the wind direction had enough west in it to enable a good course to be laid with the only downside being fairly constant rain through the morning session ...the complete opposite of the weather on the Hampshire coast!........Read the full report here

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A compilation of some stills and a collection of videos from the National Championships held at Fleetwood in August this year, is now available for your delectation on the MYA YouTube channel. You can watch it here:

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Scottish District 2021 IOM Travellers 3 Race Report Report by John OwensPhotos by Bill Odger.

The event was hosted by Aberdeen MYC at Forfar Loch. All boats were check-weighed by Steve Taylor (the IOMGBR Class Technical Officer) fully rigged for sailing with #1 rig and batteries as part of registration.At 09:45 under a blue sky, RO John Owens assembled the skippers for the customary Skipper’s Briefing. The forecast variable wind direction and strength would be challenging for good course setting and the indulgence of participants

was requested. In addition, the eight skippers were reminded that all incidents should be

resolved (politely and promptly) on the water although the MYA Scottish District SSI’s

include the option for post-race Arbitration to try to avoid a full Protest Hearing.

A standard (for the Scottish District IOM Traveller’sevents,) windward-leeward course

was set with the first race starting just after 10:00 with a westerly beat in very light airs. Regrettably, during the races, some boats were affected by weed which continued throughout the day. Davie Stewart (30) with his wooden Corbie 1 sailed into a hole on the final beat of race one and was pipped by a bow-bumper to 1stby Richard Rowan (85) sailing his green Cheinz.....for the full report and stunning pics see here:

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