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: https://mya-uk.org.uk/districts/scottish/2021-scottish-district-iom-travellers-3-results/