Eala of Rhu clinches top spot at Scot­tish Se­ries

The Oban Times - - Sport -

TARBERT once again played host to four days of fiercely com­pet­i­tive sail­ing for the 43rd Sil­vers Marine Scot­tish Se­ries.

Congratulations are due to Jamie McGarry, Colin Moore and the crew of Eala of Rhu who not only won class one, but also won the cov­eted Scot­tish Se­ries Trophy and the Scot­tish IRC Cham­pi­onship.

Hav­ing been a very close con­tender in pre­vi­ous years, they are fit­ting win­ners this year in a hotly con­tested class.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing on equal points with Ir­ish boat Forty Licks, McGarry counted four firsts to three for Forty Licks, win­ning Eala of Rhu the class.

On win­ning the Scot­tish Se­ries Trophy, Jamie McGarry said: ‘Af­ter com­ing so close in pre­vi­ous years, I am de­lighted with the per­for­mance of the boat and the supreme ef­fort put in by the crew to win the trophy.’

Jamie McGarry has also been the head­line spon­sor of Sil­vers Marine Scot­tish Se­ries for the past three years, and com­mented on how much he had en­joyed the se­ries and be­ing part of its con­tin­ued growth.

He con­tin­ued: ‘I’d like to give a spe­cial men­tion to the warm wel­come and hard work put in by the Tarbert En­ter­prise Com­pany to make the shore side part of the event such a huge suc­cess, greatly con­tribut­ing to the over­all suc­cess of the whole event.’

Scot­tish Se­ries event chair­man David Den­holm re­flected on the cham­pi­onship: ‘The Clyde Cruis­ing Club is de­lighted that the Sil­vers Marine Scot­tish Se­ries en­joyed some cham­pagne sail­ing in stun­ning Loch Fyne off Tarbert. Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore’s Eala of Rhu were with­out doubt wor­thy win­ners of Sil­vers Marine Scot­tish Se­ries 2017 and the Scot­tish Na­tional IRC Cham­pi­onship.’

Photos: Marc Turner

Win­ning crew on board Eala of Rhu. In­set: Jamie McGarry hold­ing the Scot­tish Se­ries Trophy with some of his crew.

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