Twenty-two boats have taken part in the Loch Long One-Design National Championships.

After a busy few days of sailing on the Clyde from July 24-29, the Clyde Cup was won by the father and son team of Alan and Robbie DeVenny, of Cove, in Electra (109).

Electra set the pace by winning the first three races and then sailed with consistency to record a third and two fourths to record a low overall score of 10 points, once a discard was factored in.

It was a year for family sailing and runner up was Cove’s Alan Harper, crewed by daughter Rachel in Capricorn (66) with two race wins to their name and an overall score of 16 points.

The Harper team just edged out the husband and wife duo of Alan and Erin McLeod by a single point. They finished a point ahead of Moonshine (102) helmed by Annie Burden and crewed by Eric Robertson. Duncan Farquhar, with the help of Andy Glendinning and John Fitzgerald, completed the top five in Sula (84).

The top visiting boat was George and Patrick Hill on Skye (142) securing the coveted traveller’s trophy just ahead of Bruce and Claire Johnson in Hussar (110), who also scored a fine race win.

Meanwhile, Peter and Jeanette Redshaw in Doodie (133) received the Vanduara trophy for the most improved boat during the regatta.

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Jimmy’s Cup for Endeavour was awarded to newcomer Tom Walker in Judy (77) who showed great determination around the course and the James Powell Cup for best white sail boat went to Charles and Liz McDowell in Eden (138).

The Clyde Cup was first presented in 1953 and welcomed a fleet comprising 11 local boats and 11 boats which made the almost-500-mile trip north from Aldeburgh in Suffolk, with four previous winners among them.

It was a milestone year as the event also marked the 85th anniversary of the Loch Long Class as well as the 50th anniversary of the host club.

A total of six races were successfully completed and race officer Murray Caldwell set some fantastic windward-leeward courses. The majority of the races were sailed in wind of 10-18 knots and the competitors were treated to a mixture of wind directions and weather conditions. This made for tight racing and was reflected in the results, with one of the races won by inches, and there were two dead-heats further down the fleet.

The week was rounded off with a prizegiving and buffet at Cove Sailing Club and Cove Commodore Wells Grogan thanked all those involved in putting on such a successful regatta. It was great to see new boats joining the fleet this year and both the sailing and social events meant that a good time was had by all.