Thirty yachts battle in the bay

Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club regatta
Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club regatta

Conditions throughout most of the week for the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club’s 157th annual Regatta had been favourable with sun and good breezes, however the picture changed on Friday and Saturday.

Strong winds and choppy seas greeted the fleet for the two races on Friday which were the last to count in the Regatta series.

Consequently the racing was fast and, as ever, fiercely contested. Unfortunately the wind strengthened to gale force on the Saturday which led to the cancellation of the Guy Shackles Trophy race which had been scheduled to conclude the week at sea.

This year, a total of 30 yachts took part in the Regatta, competing for the club’s fine trophies.

The RYYC is the only club on the east coast to organise a full week of racing interspersed with social events off the water.

The week’s prize-winners across the five classes were as follows:

National Squib: 1st: Perkers, 2nd: Ghost, 3rd: Kaizen

Perkers also won the Squib North of England Championship Trophy

Yorkshire One Design: 1st: Blackie, 2nd: Iolanthe, 3rd: Mona

Class A Cruisers: 1st: Starchick, 2nd: Aquaholic, 3rd: Vision

Aquaholic also won the Filey Coastal Race for combined entries in Classes A and B Cruisers

Class B Cruisers: 1st: FiFi Bardot, 2nd: First Fling, 3rd: Sundance

Contessa 26: 1st: Tessador, 2nd: Daisy Dog, 3rd: Contessa Juliet

Daisy Dog also won the Filey Coastal Race in the Contessa 26 Class

Thirty trophies were awarded at the prize-giving party on the Friday evening and YOD Blackie carried away the Commodore’s Rose Bowl for the best performance by any yacht in all classes.