Perth Sailing Club 60th Anniversary Race to Dundee.

posted 3 Jun 2009, 11:50 by Tracey Nettleship   [ updated 3 Jun 2009, 11:51 by collin fullerton ]
The weather gods were kind to us on Sunday 31st May when 10 dinghies started out from the Club after a delayed start due to the lack of wind. However, by Newburgh the sea breeze filled in and the fleet were able to beat down river so that eight out of the ten starters finished. The other two had retired, as they had planned, at Newburgh and Wormit.

John Ferguson must be congratulated and thanked for all the effort he put into organising and promoting the race, so that we had entrants from Newburgh, Wormit and the Royal Tay clubs as well as a sailor from Forfar.

The club is also grateful to the members who gave up their time to man the safety boats, Bill Inches, Bill Montgomery and Sandy Rodger with his daughter Jennifer, while on shore John Ferguson, Ann Watson, Jennifer Williamson and Tom Nettleship acted as timekeepers and observers.  Newburgh provided a cruiser ‘The Answer’ who escorted the fleet to Dundee.

After a great sail downwind the night before, the Commodore followed at the tail end using the iron topsail in his small keel boat, back to his mooring at Wormit.

Very many thanks to all those who made the race possible, especially our sister clubs on the Tay and many congratulations to all the competitors.

Sun burn, tiredness and the logistics of getting all boats to their homes meant a very long day and the presentations of awards will take place at the barbeque on Saturday evening.

Malcolm Moore