First day’s action from the Scottish Series

Miss Behavin : A Lennox, G Simpson, HSC, Sigma 33. Photo: Marc Turner/CCC

THE 42nd Silvers Marine Scottish Series got underway, with Tarbert as its base, on Friday May 27, with over 110 boats taking to Loch Fyne to battle it out over four days of fierce competition. At the end of day one, it was Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore in Eala of Rhu who topped the IRC Class 1 table.

IRC Class 1 is one of the most competitive classes in the regatta and the class didn’t disappoint with some very tight racing across the day.  But it was a great start for Silvers Marine Scottish

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Tarbert gears up for Scottish Series


THE Scottish Series, Scotland’s premier sailing event, arrives in Tarbert over the weekend of May 27 – 30, and there will be a variety of races on Loch Fyne to suit different yachts and sailing enthusiasts.

And there is plenty of entertainment in the village for racers and spectators alike.

A great weekend is in prospect.

Full story in the May 27, 2016 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Argyll man has sailing endeavours recognised

Alasdair Finlay

An Argyll man has had his yachting endeavours recognised by HRH Princess Anne.

Toward Sailing Club member Alasdair Finlay was recognised at the annual Royal  Yachting Association (RYA) Volunteer Awards.

Read the full details in the Argyllshire Advertiser edition of January 2 2015 (out December 31 2014) also online at

Ardfern sailor dreams of place on British team

Tom from Ardfern

A sixteen-year-old sailor from Ardfern is knocking on the door of the Great British junior sailing squad after a rollercoaster year of competitions.

Tom Graham has been ranked 11th in Great Britain amongst under-19 boys after 2014 was filled with a series of highs and lows for the teenager, who only started competing seriously three years ago.

Read his story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 21 2014, also online at

Mid Argyll sailor is European champion

Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini,Laser Standard,GBR 202453

Mid Argyll’s sailing sensation Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed an emphatic European victory at the 2014 Under 21 Laser European Championships.

The 20-year-old, from Bellanoch, concluded the six-day regatta counting nine top three finishes across the 12-race series held in Torbole in Italy. He finished 24 points ahead of his nearest rival, fellow British sailor Jack Wetherell.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 25 2014 – also on line at<a href="

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Scottish Canals reveals ‘gateway’ plan for Ardrishaig


Ardrishaig is set to benefit from more than £1 million investment as Scottish Canals outlines plans to transform the village into ‘the sailors’ gateway to Scotland’.

Steve Dunlop, chief executive officer of Scottish Canals, was in Ardrishaig on Tuesday, February 4 2014 and told people the village has the potential to become a cultural, heritage and tourism hub of Argyll.

Find out more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 7 2014, also available on line

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Tarbert welcomes Scottish Series

There was plenty of excitement on the shore side of Tarbert Harbour as the Scottish Series yachting regatta got underway.

There were art workshops, whisky tasting sessions, water walkers and lots of traditional food to enjoy as locals and visitors alike awaited the return of the competitive sailors,  who took to the water over three days.

For a full report on the Scottish Series race and pictures from the event see the Argyllshire  Advertiser, May 27 2103 and on line at

Sailor Lorenzo is nominated in Scottish sports awards


Lorenzo Chiavarini

A SUCCESSFUL 2012 has seen local sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini nominated for the Best Up and Coming Scottish Sports Person award. Continue reading Sailor Lorenzo is nominated in Scottish sports awards

Tarbert sailor helps crew to win Scottish Series trophy


Tarbert celebrated a local hero at the conclusion of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series on Monday, June 4 2012. Continue reading Tarbert sailor helps crew to win Scottish Series trophy

Crinan Classic Boat Festival 2011

Crinan was a hive activity as the annual Crinan Classic Boat Festival took place.
The event, now in its fifth year, began on June 30 and finished on Sunday, July 3, 2011. An informal celebration of wooden sail, motor, fishing and rowing boats, the festival catered for all the family. With a family ceilidh, mini highland games and free trips on the Vic 32, people poured into Crinan to enjoy the hospitality and great weather.


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