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Scilly’s Redwing Dinghies In Looe For Annual Championships

Scilly’s Redwing Dinghies In Looe For Annual Championships

Scilly’s redwing sailors are in the Cornish resort of Looe this week, representing the islands in the annual championships. Around 240 of the traditional wooden dinghies were built starting in the 1930’s and a lot have been destroyed or rotted away. But in the last few years there’s been significant interest in restoring and racing […]

Second Attempt For This Year’s Round The Island Race

Second Attempt For This Year’s Round The Island Race

Sunday will be second time lucky for the Round the Island Race organisers. Last weekend’s long-standing annual sailing challenge was called off on the morning of the event on Sunday because the winds were too strong. Scillonian Sailing Club Treasurer Ian Sibley says the forecast looks better this time. Ian says anyone with a yacht, […]

Penzance Sailing Club Holding Annual Scilly Race This Weekend

Penzance Sailing Club Holding Annual Scilly Race This Weekend

Penzance Sailing club hopes to dispatch nineteen boats to Scilly this weekend. It’s their annual Penzance, around Scilly and back, or PASAB race. The event has been running since 1978 and is made up of three legs – over to Scilly, around the islands on Sunday and back to Cornwall on Monday morning. In previous […]

Redwing Wins Annual Tresco Tack Sailing Race

Redwing Wins Annual Tresco Tack Sailing Race

Seven boats raced over to Tresco on Sunday afternoon for the Scillonian Sailing Club’s annual ‘Tresco Tack.’ The entrants set off from Bacon Ledge before a downwind leg to The Crow, a beat up to Nut Rock and onto New Grimsby, where there was a nail biting finish. Ian Sibley and Fran Clark were first […]

Scilly’s Redwing Sailors Do Well In Championships

Scilly’s Redwing Sailors Do Well In Championships

Isles of Scilly sailors did well in this year’s Redwing Championships, held in Brittany for the first time. Three of the iconic red-sailed vessels were entered from the islands, with Keith and Ned Buchanan coming third overall in their newly built boat, Shag. They also picked up a trophy for winning one of the six […]

Good Season For Young Sailors Comes To A Close

Good Season For Young Sailors Comes To A Close

The Junior Sailing Club’s season ended yesterday and it’s been a successful season with 39 young members enrolled and 30 children sailing regularly. Despite the weather, members and their families turned out for the ‘pack down’ when the boats are stowed away for the winter. Each child received their levels certificate and Sean Gilbert was […]

Ideal Conditions For Tresco Tack Sailing Race

Ideal Conditions For Tresco Tack Sailing Race

Eleven boats sailed to Tresco from St Mary’s yesterday as the Tresco Tack race took advantage of the ideal sailing conditions. 22 sailors were on the water for the event, which Sailing Club Commodore Mark Underwood says was ”a great turn out” for the end of season race. There was some close sailing at the […]

Tresco Tack Could Become Part Of Sailing World Record

Tresco Tack Could Become Part Of Sailing World Record

Scilly Sailors will be taking part in an international fundraiser on Sunday and if enough people turn out, they could help set a world record. The Scillonian Sailing Club is holding their closing race of the sailing season, the Tresco Tack, and they’ll be joining 746 clubs who’ll have members out on the water in […]

Redwing Wins Round-The-Island Race

Redwing Wins Round-The-Island Race

45 boats entered Sunday’s Round-the-Island Race, the biggest event in Scilly’s sailing calendar. Keith and Ned Buchanan won the race. They completed the St Mary’s circuit and cut across to St Agnes in their Redwing, Ballerina, in 1 hour 25 minutes. Keith says he was “quite determined” to claw back the title from 2013 winner […]

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