Change of date proves suc­cess­ful

The Oban Times - - Sport -

A YACHT club’s an­nual race proved to be a suc­cess, de­spite a change of date.

Lochaber Yacht Club held the yearly event on the week­end of Au­gust 22 and 23.

The re­gatta is nor­mally held in June over a week, but a de­ci­sion was taken to move the dinghy race to a date later in the sum­mer and on a tighter timescale.

Domh­null Mon­to­gomery of the club said: ‘This change seemed to be pop­u­lar with the mem­bers, with a good turnout. Dinghy rac­ing was held on the Satur­day and Sun­day and the keel­boat rac­ing took place on Sun­day.’

On the Sun­day af­ter­noon com­peti­tors, spec­ta­tors and or­gan­is­ers en­joyed a bar­beque, fol­lowed by an award cer­e­mony that saw prize win­ners re­ceive their tro­phies.

Re­sults: Simp­son tro­phy for fast hand­i­cap dinghies, Keith Fal­coner and Lucy Bal­lan­tyne; Bri­tan­nia cup for slow hand­i­cap dinghies, Ben Len­non; Ju­nior cup, Ruar­idh Poll; M M Cameron - the Keel­boat tro­phy, Domh­null Mont­gomery, Sine Mont­gomery and Alex Fran­cis.

PRIZEWIN­NERS: From left: Ben Len­non, Lucy Bal­lan­tyne, Keith Fal­coner, Ruar­idh Poll, and

Domh­null Mont­gomery

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