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James Allan
After nearly eight years as chief executive officer of RYA Scotland, James Allan has decided to leave to pursue the next chapter in his career. His last day in the role was Friday 30 September. The regional body for boating…
Sails up at Loch Tummel Sailing Club in central Scotland for RYA Scotland’s Late Summer Championships 2022
Loch Tummel Sailing Club hosted the RYA Scotland Late Summer Championships aimed at youth and junior pathway classes over the weekend of 24-25 of September. There was close competition in the Optimist, Topper, ILCA, 420, Feva, Techno and iQFOiL classes,…
Charlie Frize on his Corby 33 Banshee
The 2022 Vantage Health and Life RC35 Championships is a wrap! Another very close season with tight racing in a great variety of locations and conditions.  The season started with a great turnout of 10 boats at Kip Regatta, where one…
Tight racing on the Forth among the 707s at the RYA Scotland/British Keelboat League Youth Weekend on 3-4 September
The RYA Scotland/British Keelboat League Youth Weekend at Port Edgar Yacht Club took place over the weekend of 3-4 September with 54 youth sailors out experiencing 707 keelboat racing on the Forth. “The consensus from everyone involved was that it…
Brian Pahlmann
Brian Pahlmann joins the team at RYA Scotland as the regional development officer (RDO) for the North of Scotland and the Islands. Hailing from the United States and with a strong background in community sports and active lifestyles, Pahlmann is…
Double-handers on the water at Largs, 18-19 June 2022
As part of the RYA Regional Junior Championships, RYA Scotland hosted Scottish youth and junior sailors at Largs Sailing Club in testing conditions this past weekend of 18-19 June. High west and northwest winds dominated the weekend, with volunteers and…
Scotland’s Boat Show last took place in 2019
Scotland’s Boat Show has been cancelled for 2022, with organisers citing mounting costs and a shortage of boats for sale, as Marine Industry News reports. The event had been set to take place this October at Kip Marina, Inverclyde —…
The victorious Final Call II crew at Kip Marina
A win in the final race for the appropriately named Final Call II in Kip Regatta at the weekend clinched an overall first in the RC 35 division for John Minnis’s Archambault 35 from Royal Ulster and Royal North of…
Racing at the Hunter 707 Sprint Championships in 2019
RYA Scotland are looking to identify a team of young sailors from Scotland to go to the British Keelboat League Championship Finals in Southampton in September 2022. An online information session on Tuesday 24 May at 7pm will set out…
Our Isles and Oceans Ambassadors leaving Tobermory
The Our Isles and Oceans’ group of inexperienced sailors witnessed upwards of 30-knot winds in the Sound of Mull in Scotland today. The Our Isles and Oceans 68-foot Clipper Round the World racing yacht set sail from Tobermory Harbour this…
Drones were used to capture overhead images of dolphins in the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation
Pregnancies in bottlenose dolphins can now be determined from images captured by drone, according to new research. As the Irish Examiner reports, marine scientists from University of Aberdeen and Duke University have flown drones over the Moray Firth Special Area…
Shirley Robertson (left) and Caffari will be sailing in a newly delivered Sun Fast 3300
Two of Britain's most decorated female sailors will be teaming up for the upcoming 2022 Double Handed Offshore Season. Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson will be sailing together throughout 2022 in the UK Double Handed Offshore Series, racing a new…
Dun Laoghaire’s Saskia Tidey (right) and Scotland’s Charlotte Dobson racing in the Olympic Regatta in Tokyo this past summer
The 49erFX partner of Dun Laoghaire’s Saskia Tidey at Tokyo 2020 has spoken of her fond memories of competing at the highest level as she called time on her Olympic career. As previously reported on, Charlotte Dobson was among…
The 30m anti-slip pontoon at Montrose Port will service crew transfer vessels for the Seagreen wind farm project
An Irish company has installed a new pontoon for the servicing of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, as Marine Industry News reports. Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, which is headquartered in Banagher in Co Offaly, was contracted to provide for…
John Minnis (right) and Jeff Flannigan at the Clyde Cruising Club prizegiving
The North Rotunda in Glasgow was the swanky venue for the Clyde Cruising Club’s Annual Prizegiving last weekend and there to pick up his prizes won at the Scottish Series way back at the end of May was Royal Ulster’s…
Perfect sailing conditions on Dublin Bay for the Royal St. George hosted Millennium Trophy Team Racing event in J/80 keelboats
The Royal St. George Yacht Club were the convincing winner after 24 races of the J/80 Millennium Bowl Team Racing event at Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the weekend. Saturday saw Dublin Bay Race Officer Barry O'Neill complete 18 races that…

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