Sail­ing fleet gear­ing up for an­nual Round Mull Race

The Oban Times - - Sport -

SAILORS are gear­ing up for this year’s Ard­fern Yacht Cen­tre and Owen Sails-spon­sored Round Mull Race, which starts to­mor­row (Fri­day July 7).

Run by Oban Sail­ing Club and gen­er­ously sup­ported by the spon­sors and Dave Stur­rock pro­vid­ing the com­mit­tee boat in the form of MV Unity, the is­land cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion will see more than 40 boats com­pet­ing over the week­end, mak­ing it one of the most pop­u­lar events on the West Coast. T Bar­bour Fu­els also sup­ports the event.

The fleet races 100 miles over three stages – Oban to Tober­mory, Tober­mory to Bunes­san and Bunes­san to Oban, with stopovers and après sail events in Tober­mory and Bunes­san. The Mish­nish Bucket prize for the first leg is pre­sented at the Mish­nish Ho­tel in Tober­mory on the first night. In Bunes­san, af­ter leg two, a ceilidh and din­ner dance will be held at the vil­lage hall, rais­ing funds for the Ross of Mull His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The Bunes­san Hall Tro­phy is the main prize for this sec­tion of the race.

With three classes for fast, slow and medium hand­i­cap as well as a dou­ble-handed class and one for re­stricted sail, the event en­cour­ages all sailors to take part.

A lo­cal seafood buf­fet pro­vided by Forteith Re­frig­er­a­tion and Heat­pump So­lu­tions, fol­lowed by an in­for­mal get-to­gether will take place in Oban Sail­ing Club tonight (Thurs­day) pre­ced­ing the race.

Once again Di­men­sion Polyant will be gen­er­ously sup­ply­ing ‘good­ies’ for com­peti­tors.

Ma­jor prizes in­clude The Tor­ran Rock, pre­sented to the mono­hull with the best cor­rected time over­all re­gard­less of class; the Royal Bank of Scot­land Tro­phy to the mono­hull re­gard­less of class with the best on points over all three legs; and The Brian Shell­cock Memo­rial Tro­phy to the mono­hull re­stricted sail class with the best cor­rected time over all three legs.

The main tro­phies are awarded at the OSC prize-giv­ing in Novem­ber.

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