Lochaber Dinghy Hill Race

The Oban Times - - Sport -

AN­OTHER successful Lochaber Yacht Club Dinghy Hill Race has taken place.

The course crosses Loch Linnhe from LYC, as­cends Meall an t Slam­main (467 me­tres) be­fore re­turn­ing by the same route. It’s said to be sim­i­lar to the Meall an t- Suidhe race but with thick heather, and sea water.

First run­ner back was Nick Sedgewick of LAC in a time of 28:37, a new record. Amanda Black­hall was first lady and first FV 40 in sev­enth po­si­tion. Kenny Lang won the MV50 cat­e­gory in fourth.

Niall Macbeath took the MV40 prize in sixth. Nine­teen run­ners from a num­ber of clubs/ lo­ca­tions com­peted, the fur­thest be­ing Canada. Well done to all who took part.

Sailors and run­ners en­joyed the sail, or mo­tor­boat ride, across in good con­di­tions. The sail­ing race from the op­po­site shore was rather one-sided as the wind had dropped and only one boat had re­mem­bered their pad­dles. Paul Big­gin (LYC) and crew took first place, Matt Lin­guard (LYC) and crew took a cred­itable sec­ond. No records were bro­ken. It is hoped to run and sail the race again in 2018.

A spokesper­son would like to thank Cona­glen Es­tate, Lochaber Em­broi­dery And Print­ing (LEAP), Tesco, all mar­shals, timers, helpers, res­cue boat crews and es­pe­cially ev­ery­one in­volved with ca­ter­ing.

The LYC web­site shows de­tails for sail train­ing and events, all wel­come – come down for a chat Thurs­days af­ter 6pm – www.lochaber-yacht- club. co.uk.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jon Gay 07588 531399 or jon­ga­yarchi­tect@google­mail.com.

Pic­ture An­thony MacMil­lan Photography.

The win­ners of the Lochaber Dinghy Hill Race, a joint race with Lochaber Yacht Club and Lochaber Ath­letic Club. Pic­tured are Nick Sedgewick win­ner of the race in a new record time.

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