The Frostbite Race

This year's Frostbite Race will be held in brilliant warm sunshine and moderate winds on 10th October.  Returning to usual form the start is off Largs Marina at 10.45am and will, we hope, involve a tour round the Cumbrae and ideally a figure 8 around both Cumbraes.  The Race Instructions and Entry Form can be downloaded here 
Ideally some informal post race socialising would be good but it is up to participants to organise that themselves

The Ladies Race

The 2015 Ladies Race was held on the Sunday after the Rothesay Race. The Race Secretary still thinks that having a round the cans pursuit race is a daft idea but everyone appears to have enjoyed it so it will probably be continued into 2016.  Since we have had two consecutive postponements of the Ladies Race due to unsuitable conditions at Tarbert in May perhaps we should consider making the Autumn Muster the fixture for the Ladies Race. Or maybe just keep it as a moveable thing. Anyway the race this year was well attended and was won by the mighty Tulla Mhor, Val and Dugald Glen's highly impressive Arcona 43.  Apparently the Glens were not sparing anything as some other competitors were treated to a glimpse of her keel.  The finish order was as follows:

1. Tulla Mhor
2. Aquaholic
3.Out of the Blue
7.Black Pepper
8.Kerrera Moon


2015 Autumn Muster

Here are the results as processed by hand by Martin Yuill

As you can see the race of combined classes was won by Tom Hutchison in Aquaholic, he having dropped into Class 3 as there were no other class 2 entries. Second place went to Pondskater after some delay retrieving his committee boat anchor.  We assume therefore that the club will be spared the expense of engraving the Class 1 and 2 trophies.

These are all photos from the start. Later a large group assembled in the Victoria Hotel, Rothesay and Stewart took the following pictures mainly while in happy anticipation of the meal.

The next, and final sailing event for 2015 is the Frostbite Race although it has been brought forward substantially to 10th October, much reducing the risk of any temperature-related risk to the extremities. Returning to convention the start is from Largs with possible variations from the usual Round Cumbrae course.