Saturday, August 4, 2018

J/Crews Love Scottish Series

J/109 sailing offshore J/109 Crowned Overall Champion
(Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Scotland)- Congratulations to David Kelly and the crew of the J/109 STORM that won the coveted overall Clyde Cruising Club's Scottish Series Trophy. Having won their class the previous year, to come back and do so again, is an outstanding achievement by STORM’s crew sailing their boat perfectly.

As well as the overall trophy, David Kelly walked away with the Rose Bowl Trophy for best boat in the Luddon IRC fleet and The McIver Salver Trophy (owned by the Mudhook Yacht Club).

In a very competitive Makars Mash RC35 Class, Kelly was pushed by fellow countrymen Brian and John Hall sailing their J/109 SOMETHING ELSE, finishing only 4 points STORM.

David Kelly was absolutely delighted with the crews' performance at this year's Scottish Series with the class and the overall win. "This is probably some of the best racing around. I've been coming here for the last twelve years and will be back again next year; we have been targeting this event for a while and are really chuffed to win it overall; this crew has done an amazing job."

Team STORM had one simple quote to sum up there Scottish Series victory, "we're not here to win, we're here to take over."

Scottish Series Event Chairman, David Denholm, commented, "The Clyde Cruising Club Scottish Series enjoyed some brilliant sailing in stunning Loch Fyne off Tarbert with superb Bank holiday weather. David Kelly's STORM crew are, without a doubt, worthy winners of CCC Scottish Series 2018 and the IRC Scottish Championship. The crew looked particularly pleased to have won a gallon of Bruichladdich whisky!”

The CAUSEWAY CUP- awarded to the boat from Scotland that has given the best performance of all boats in the IRC 1 Series- went to Alan, Bruce and James Douglas in their Irish-based J/133 SPIRIT OF JACANA.

Other J/crews also had outstanding performances. Winning IRC 3 with no scores worse than third was the J/92 SAMURAI J. Then, the J/24 AYESHA took third in IRC Class 4. A great series for J/Crews overall! Add to Flipboard Magazine.