Sailing season comes to an end in Forfar


As the sailing season draws to an end the final two races of Forfar Sailing Club’s Frostbite Series, held on Sunday, were wet and wild.

The first race started off rather blustery as five boats set off. Malcolm Heron and Graeme Knox (Lasers) had a good battle and finished only five seconds apart.

Jim Green and Tony Walker sailed their Solos very much in their own race trying to survive the gusting winds. Unfortunately the winds caught out David Smith and crew Angus Beyts in David’s Firefly, causing them to capsize and a forced retirement. 

The second race was a lot wilder than the first. Malcolm and Graeme for the first two laps again had a good close tussle until the winds became stronger, which favoured the gorilla Knox and saw him win.

However, it became too much for Malcolm forcing him to retire. Tony Walker sailed cautiously and gained a valuable second. David and Angus came third. Jim unfortunately got caught out by the blustery winds and capsized on a rather hairy run.

Members are reminded that there is a club clear-up on Sunday, November 3.