SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST SCOTTISH DRAGON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
Great results for RFYC members competing at this event…
Photographs of the event
Julia Bailey Claims Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Scottish Championship In Largs
Twenty of the top International Dragon crews are gathered in Largs for the 2015 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup. First launched in 1927, the International Dragon is the world’s leading international keelboat and this week’s regattas have attracted competitors from as far afield as Japan.
After three days and five thrilling races the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Scottish Championship concluded on Monday evening with the trophy being awarded to Julia Bailey, Keith Tippel, Will Heritage and Pedro Andrade sailing GBR720 Aimee, who won three out of the five races. Julia’s nearest rival was Martin Payne from Cornwall sailing GBR789 Bear with crew Gillian Hamilton and Donal Small, while in third place overall and winning the Corinthian Scottish Championship, for all amateur crews, Patrick Gifford of Angus sailing GBR515 Basilisk with his son Michael and Martin Spall.
For London based Julia her victory was particularly sweet as she noted, “My Grandfather Machlachlan would have been very proud to know that his granddaughter had won the Dragon Scottish Championship.”
One Tuesday morning the fleet will begin racing for the Edinburgh Cup, which was presented to the class by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1938 and is awarded annually to the British Open Dragon Champion. Racing will continue until Friday with up to six races scheduled.