As one of the most popular one-design small keelboats in the world, the Flying Fifteen is proving to be very popular at many clubs throughout Scotland. The class there are trying to encourage boats here to head north. With the fleet expanding in bigger numbers every year, a travellers series was proposed for the 2010 season with the main aim of encouraging club sailors, who tend to only sail at their own events, to feel welcomed and encourage to travel to similar local events.
The Scottish Travellers Series with Saturn Sails and Henri Lloyd as principal sponsors provides everything from standard 4 race weekends to passage racing in the spectacular scenery of the west coast of Scotland. Five events are to be held with four of them counting towards overall results along with prizes of "Furthest travelled" and "Most improved" being amongst others awarded.
Graeme Galbraith of Saturn Sails who himself actively campaigns his own boat "ffunky chicken" says "I think that the Travellers Series is going to be very attractive for club sailors in Scotland, northern England and hopefully Ireland. What will make this a unique series is the great locations anyone taking part will race at. One event has had us surfing through the Doris Mhor for the last two years, which anyone who is used to sailing on lochs or lakes should definately experience!
A warm welcome, great prizes and an unrivalled social scene should make this a series that Flying Fifteen owners shouldn't miss in 2010
- Monklands Sailing Club Regatta 27th 28th March (TBC)
- Glencoe Boat Club Annual Regatta 25th 26th June
- Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club Round Shuna Weekend 21st 22nd August
- Holy Loch Sailing Club Polaris Regatta 11th 12th September
- Loch Lomond Sailing Club Keelboat Weekend 2nd 3rd October