While Geoff and Andy struggled with their boat, Paul White in Flora nipped past to take the lead, closely followed by....
The sea looks remarkably calm in these picture - it wasn't, and the wind added to the fun by gusting suddenly and veering steadily from southeast to south. It was a great race, and Geoff and Andy's efforts were rewarded when, after the handicaps were applied, they were declared the winners of the yachts section, followed by Paul in second and and Hanno in third, with Tom taking the Glashven trophy.
There were two other matters of note. A new trophy, the Carraig Plate, has been donated by Alasdair and Morven MacLachlan in memory of Margaret and Malcolm MacMillan, founder of the 'revised' Regatta which was first raced in 1984. The plate was awarded this year to Tom Colville of Kentra for his single-handed sailing of his Drascombe Coaster over many years at the West Ardnamurchan Regatta. And, finally, despite the disappointment of the cancellation of all inshore races, the Regatta Committee'e evening ceilidh, featuring the ever-popular Gunna Sound, was probably the best we've seen in Kilchoan in many years.
Full results of the sailing were:
Ellan Vannin Handicap for Ormsaig Cup & Tankards:
1st Geoff Campbell, 2nd Tom Colville, 3rd Hanno Hodgkin
New Zealand Cup: 1st Tom Colville, 2nd Bob Heasman
Glashven Cup: 1st Tom Colville
Challenge Cup: 1st Geoff Campbell, 2nd Paul White, 3rd Hanno Hodgkin.
Many thanks to Chris Gane for the photos.