SAILORS representing clubs from as far afield as the Isle of Man were among those taking part in the East Lothian Yacht Club’s annual open regatta over the weekend.

Winds were light off the coast of North Berwick on Saturday and brisk on the Sunday.

The club’s commodore Nick Roche sent an e-mail to the club volunteers thanking them for their efforts.

East Lothian Courier: Lasers and Aeros rounding one of the race marks. Picture: Derek Braid

He said: “Lots of hard work, planning and training paid off to deliver eight high quality races over two days, with East Lothian Yacht Club winning four out of the seven classes.

“Our new race officers got to hone their new skills, our mark team dusted off the rust and delivered pin sharp courses to the degree.

“Well done to our cadets and new racers for taking part in their first regatta.”


Mr Roche went on to add: “Thanks to everyone who volunteered.

“Our wonderful beach team who made everyone feel like royalty, our photographer for the wonderful memories, our café crew for fuelling us up and the excellent chilli, our lunch team for the wonderful wraps, our race committee and results team got the results online in record time, our rescue team and rib drivers, the bar crew for making everyone feel welcome. Special mention to our regatta chair Angela Yates."

East Lothian Courier: Start of one of the Scottish Skiffs class. Picture: Derek Braid

RESULTS – Saturday:

Yachts: Hamish Thomson (East Lothian Yacht Club); Laser: Iain Fitzgerald (Port Edgar Yacht Club); Laser Radial: Scott Logan (East Lothian Yacht Club); Aero: Ffinlo Wright (Isle of Man Yacht Club); Streaker: Jim Sinclair (East Lothian Yacht Club).


Scottish Skiffs: Jamie Hilton (Dalgety Bay Sailing Club); RS200: Brendan Lynch and Ellen Clark (East Lothian Yacht Club).

Full results can be viewed at

East Lothian Courier: RS200s sailing downwind with spinnakers flying. Picture: Derek Braid