The Clyde Cruising Club is delighted to officially announce the dates for Scottish Series 2015: 22-25 May the second UK bank holiday. As ever the event will be held in the popular and picturesque village of Tarbert on Loch Fyne.
The organising committee is also very pleased to announce that Silvers Marine, headline sponsors from 2014 have agreed to come back for a second year. Silvers is a well known and historic brand on the Clyde and beyond. The yard has long been known for its capabilities for build, repair and maintenance of yachts. This tradition has been extended and secured with the purchase of Silvers by parent company GSS in 2014.
Jamie McGarry, Managing Director of Silvers, regular contender and winner of Class 1 in 2014, said “Silvers Marine is very excited to be sponsoring the CCC Scottish Series for the second time. Building on the success of the 40th anniversary regatta we are hoping for an even bigger turnout in 2015 especially from our friends farther afield in Ireland and the rest of the UK. Scottish boats have enjoyed the hospitality and efforts of our neighbours many times in the last few years and now we hope to return the compliment. “
The Silvers Marine Scottish Series organising team is working hard to continually improve the event. To that end we have taken on board feedback from our survey over the summer. One particular innovation that has been helped greatly by the capabilities available through Silvers Marine and their sister company GSS is a series of pre-laid marks strategically placed around Loch Fyne that will allow the race management team to set some interesting and challenging courses no matter what the fickle weather on Loch Fyne. Stuart Childerley, Race Officer for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores Cup, will be race officer on the IRC/CYCA big boat course whilst Alan Cassels and David Kent will run the White sail/one-design/sportsboat IRC classes. Stalwart Johnnie Readman remains as PRO.
For 2015 all Spinnaker classes will revert to racing in Loch Fyne on Day 1 whilst the white sail class and passage race only classes will start their event in Largs on Thursday night with a buffet supper followed by a passage race to Tarbert on the Friday. Once again in 2015 the Clyde Challenger Passage race to Tarbert and the Round Inch Race on the Sunday will be open to all comers as stand-alone races.
The Notice of Race and entry forms will be published soon but in the meantime we hope you will put the dates in the diary and we look forward to seeing you all in Tarbert in 6 months time.