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Scilly’s Unique Sailing Challenges To Feature In Popular Yachting Magazine

Scilly’s Unique Sailing Challenges To Feature In Popular Yachting Magazine

Scilly’s appeal to the sailing community will be featured in a popular yachting magazine this summer. Dick Durham from Yachting Monthly has been touring the islands’ waters to get a feel for their unique challenges and what they offer to enthusiasts. Dick, an experienced sailor, says on the chart, Scilly looks quite daunting with hundreds […]

Third Time Lucky For Tresco Tack Event

Third Time Lucky For Tresco Tack Event

  It was third time lucky for the Tresco tack sailing race yesterday. Last year the event was called off and a more limited event held, because of weather and the St Mary’s to Tresco event was also cancelled in 2011. But yesterday was described by the Club’s Mark Underwood as “a great sailing day“ […]

Scilly’s Redwing Fleet Set To Grow

Scilly’s Redwing Fleet Set To Grow

Scilly’s growing Redwing fleet is set to get even larger with the arrival of two new boats from the mainland. Enthusiast Keith Buchanan says the traditional wooden sailing dinghies are due to arrive on the islands today, carried over by another vintage sailing boat, the trading ketch Irene, which sailed in last night. One of […]

Harbourmaster Hoping For ‘Stunning’ Maritime Gathering

Harbourmaster Hoping For ‘Stunning’ Maritime Gathering

The St Mary’s Harbourmaster is hoping that sailing vessels, old and new, will come to Scilly for a maritime gathering in May, which could become an annual event. Dale Clark says St Mary’s has been added to the itinerary of the Old Gaffer’s Association tour of Britain for the first time. They sail vessels with […]

New Committee Members For Scilly Sailing Club

New Committee Members For Scilly Sailing Club

There are some new members on the Scillonian Sailing Club committee following their AGM. Celia Hicks and Be Coombes were voted on at Wednesday’s meeting held at the Old Town Inn. It follows the resignation of Clare Lewis, Becky Pearson and Truan Hick. The meeting was held earlier than usual to ensure a good start […]

Lottery Grant Helps Younger Islands’ Sailors

Lottery Grant Helps Younger Islands’ Sailors

The Commodore of the Scillonian Sailing Club says a grant from the Scilly Lottery will help get more young sailors out on the water. Funding of £1,980 from the lottery will allow the club to buy four new launching trolleys for their dinghies and five junior-sized harnesses for use on Redwing vessels. Mark Underwood told […]

Traditional Sailing Boats To Visit Scilly

Traditional Sailing Boats To Visit Scilly

The Old Gaffers Association, so called because they sail vessels with traditional square-shaped ‘gaff-rig’ sails, rather than modern triangular types, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.

They’ll be stopping off on the islands during the weekend of May 11th and 12th as part of their tour.

Tresco Tack Postponed Due To Weather

Tresco Tack Postponed Due To Weather

The Tresco Tack sailing race from St Mary’s to Tresco fell victim to the wind yesterday. Mark Underwood of the Sailing Club says the forecast indicated that the return could have proved problematic. There was a healthy turn out for the race briefing at the Sailing Club at 10am but Mark says all agreed that […]

National Redwing Championships 2012 Final Results

National Redwing Championships 2012 Final Results

See all the results of the National Redwing Championships 2012 here   From Radio Scilly Sailing club treasurer, Iain McCulloch talks to Keith Buchanan and James Fletcher                      

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