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