Helensburgh SC Traveller and Ben Ledi event

The penultimate event of 2019 at Helensburgh SC.

Briefing 11.30

First race 1300

3 races back to back.

As usual 1 discard for the travellers series but no discard for the Ben Ledi Trophy.

Event Details


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Notice of Race


Event Categories

Scottish Series

Sailing Instructions


Venue Address

Rhu Road Lower,
G84 8QT


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Helensburgh SC Traveller and Ben Ledi event - Report

HD Sails Solo Scottish Travellers at Helensburgh SC September 2019

The latest round of the HD Sails Scottish Solo travellers was held at Helensburgh SC on September 7th 2019. This also incorporated the Ben Ledi trophy which is effectively the champion of Scotland and allows no discards!

 15 boats arrived from all over Scotland to find sun and a light breeze. The race officer took us down the Gareloch but then brought us back up the loch where there was more wind, but close to the shipping channel. Somehow he managed to get 3 races in with little delay despite a wind that swung nearly 90 degrees during the afternoon. We also had a nuclear submarine going past to contend with. 

 With the tide flooding the decision up the beats was to go left and avoid the worst of the tide or go right for more breeze, it was never the same each lap.  The wind was patchy all afternoon but never really disappeared. 


 Stuart Gibson from CCC Bardowie seemed to have no problems with this and comfortably won all 3 races. Allan Jeffrey from the home club was second with a 3, 2, 4 and Robert Signer third. Unusualy the lack of discard for the Ben Ledi made little difference with the top 2 being the same, but Malcolm Worsley from Royal Tay being third. 

 At the prize giving HD sails t-shirts were given to the top 3 as well as the usual prizes. Many thanks to all at HSC for putting on a great day. The final event and AGM is at Loch Ard SC on October 5th. 


Helensburgh SC Traveller and Ben Ledi event - Results