Scottish Series

While waiting for the work to finish on the Wee Pier, the Vice took time off to race aboard a 43ft McGruer, an 8 Metre cruiser/racer, built in 1947 and the first from the yard after the war, in the Scottish Series, based at Tarbert Loch Fyne.

With nine races, seven to count, Kelana posted a series of consistent mid (OK, below mid-fleet results) and one first place finish. Mixing an old wooden boat with 100 plastics, the cream of the Scottish fleet, you have to be lucky and smart to save your time, and we were scratch boat.

The long and windy passage race would have given Kelana another place but for the loss of a primary winch, ripped off the coaming under the load of a bar tight genoa sheet. She was up and running next day for the final two races of a series that took place under blazing sun and generally light to moderate winds. Perfect, in fact.

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