LARGS Regatta Festival, sponsored by Largs based Saturn Sails, was blessed by glorious sunshine but unfortunately a lack of meaningful wind.
In IRC class 1 leader over the two races on day one was Jonathan Anderson’s J122 El Gran Senor followed closely by the Swan 40, Sloop John T (I and G Thomson) with sponsor Greg Pitt on board. A consistent performance from the Egythene 24 Crystal Clear (C McGaughey) gave them a win in IRC 2.
In the Etchells one design class second sponsor Coastworks steered Excalibur into equal first with Dom Todd’s Hammer of Ashton.
The only boat to finish in the CYCA Restricted Sail class was the classic Fife yacht Piccolo (M Maiden).
In the dinghy classes the good turnout of D Zeros dominated the results with Alistair McLaughlin taking top prize, with the RS200 sailed by Robbie Burns and Vicki Simpson leading the Bravo fleet.
Once ashore the fleet was treated to live music sponsored by Scotts Largs, a sparkling Moet and Chandon party and tasty street food. Local bands Crisis and The Goodfellows entertained a packed crowd.
The second day of Largs Regatta Festival 2019 is the ever popular Round Cumbraes Race with 55 keelboats and 40 dinghies completing one lap of Great Cumbrae in 28°C!
Prizes were awarded by Greg Pitt from on-site Saturn Sails: Yacht of the Weekend was awarded to Old School (G Galbraith) dominating Class CYCA 4 with Alastair McLaughlin taking the Dinghy of the Weekend Trophy as well as the overall best performance prize.