All change at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series
Clyde Cruising Club, organisers of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, today announced changes on and off the water at this year’s event, creating a festival of sailing for competitors and spectators alike.
This year’s Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series will take place over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend from Friday 1 June to Monday 4 June in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, on Scotland’s stunning West Coast, a week later than usual.
The focus is on quality racing with three race areas on the broad waters of the Loch providing racing for IRC classes, One Design classes and CYCA (Scottish) Handicap classes (with and without spinnakers). Those taking part can also expect to see:
-New courses for all classes providing variety and alternatives to standard windward/ leeward courses
- The introduction of a single daytime Inshore Coastal Race on Sunday 3 June for IRC classes
- The Round the Island Race on Sunday 3 June is open to all yachts with CYCA handicaps to join the Scottish Series yachts in CYCA classes to race for the day
In addition, the RS Elite Class Association is hosting the Scottish leg and first of their four Grand Slam Events at the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, while the Laser SB3 Class Association will hold their Scottish National Championship during the event.
Organisers also anticipate a hive of activity shoreside by concentrating activities on the north shore of Tarbert, where yachts will be berthed. Among various entertainment line-ups, visitors will see the marquee back in full swing. The new shoreside marquee complex will include a bar where competitors can meet, relax and socialise post racing. The daily prize-giving will also be held in the new marquee complex. Competitors and visitors can expect to continue experiencing the hustle and bustle of Tarbert throughout the Jubilee holiday weekend.
John Watson, Commodore of Clyde Cruising Club, commenting on the changes said: “We anticipate this year’s Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series to be even more exciting than in previous years. It will be great to see the likes of last year’s winner, Jackaroo from IRC 3, returning to defend his trophy and previous winners returning hoping to wrest it back.
“We hope for more than 100 entries and 1000 crew and supporters again this year and think the changes being made to the event structure will promote a festival of sailing on and off the water.
“We would encourage more sailors from across the UK and further afield to consider entering the event and past competitors to continue to return to the stunning waters of Loch Fyne to soak up the wonderful atmosphere Tarbert has to offer.”