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Go Racing - The Last Blast!

28 Aug 2019 5:59 PM | Millar (Administrator)

The 26th August marked the closing of a highly successful season of "Go Racing", which has been running throughout the summer on Monday evenings.

Designed to help both adults and children confidently participate in club racing activities, Go Racing is open to anyone who holds a minimum of RYA Level 2 / Stage 2 certificates or equivalent.

The Go Racing evenings are structured with an onshore briefing, multiple short handicap races followed by an onshore de-brief. Over the course of the season the team, led by Iain McGonigal, cover a wide range of sailing and racing areas to help you gain confidence around the race course. The team is made up of club volunteers who are themselves, active and experienced club racers.

This season saw a well attended Spring series which consisted of 17 races and 28 competitors. Hot on its heels was the Go Racing Summer series, which brought us 9 exciting races with an incredible 42 competitors!

The final races on the 26th August were dubbed "The Last Blast" where it was all to play for between Rory Ferrier, Roo Purves and Fraser Davidson for top spot. With an amazing 24 boats arriving at the start line it was obvious that this group of keen racers were determined to make the most of the last two Monday evening races this years series had to offer.

Rory Ferrier did just enough to fend off Roo Purves to add to his Spring Series success earlier in the year, with just 3 points separating the pair after all races were run.

Its not all about being the quickest though, with a variety of achievements being rewarded with spot prizes during the series.

You can view pictures of the Last Blast and the prize giving which followed in this album. You can also view the final results here.

Well done to all who participated in Go Racing this year! We cant wait to see you all out at the start line for Saturday racing!

A huge thank you to all the club members who helped make Go Racing this season a huge success.

Best Laser - Max Barbour

Most Improved Sailor - Struan Ferrier

Best Wolf (not a sheep) - Mel Richardson

Never Gives Up - Alastair McKinnon

Fastest Recovery - Jamie Cowan

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