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Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2015 - May 22-25


  21 April 2015

House of Bruichladdich says 'cheers' to Scottish Series

Silvers Marine Scottish Series is delighted to announce the return of one of its most popular sponsors, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, for this year's regatta. Not only that, but The Botanist will be joined by Bruichladdich, the renowned Single Malt whisky from the same distillery.

With just over four weeks until the 41st Silvers Marine Scottish Series, places are filling up fast and this partnership is an indication of the level of support for the regatta from industry leaders.

Having headlined as a sponsor for the first time last year, The Botanist was a very popular addition to the Scottish Series list of sponsors.

Silvers Marine Scottish Series Chairman Dane Ralston welcomed the announcement saying, "I am thrilled The Botanist has chosen to support Scottish Series again this year and that we will also welcome Bruichladdich to our family of supporters. Sponsorship support is crucial for the future of Scottish Series, and to welcome such well known names to the table is wonderful news. We are very much looking forward to working with Bruichladdich to make this a long and fruitful relationship."

Dane continued, "We are delighted with the number of entries and we are looking forward to an excellent weekend of racing on some of the best sailing waters in the country."

Of course, not only is the House of Bruichladdich a local sponsor, given its distilleries on the island of Islay, but the brand fits very well with the ethos behind Scottish Series. Both brands strive for excellence and innovation, they have deep rooted historical links and, of course, both rely on the natural assets of Scotland.

As Bruichladdich master distiller Jim McEwan says:
"We believe in innovation and progress, in constantly striving to produce a spirit with intergrity and provenance. A spirit to put a smile on your face wherever you are and to help you close your eyes and quietly dream of Islay."

So whether you're a competitor or a spectator, Scottish Series promises to be an exciting weekend of racing on the water or a great few days shoreside.

So tomorrow is 5 weeks until we all start heading up to Tarbert for the 41st running of Scottish Series. As of today we have 99 entries so one more required for the magic 100! Who will that be and what special prize will they get courtesy of some great new sponsors that we will announce next week??!!!
Hope you are all getting ready to go!!!

Sign up now for a great deal on Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2015

With just over seven weeks until the 2015 Silvers Marine Scottish Series,
organisers are delighted to announce that they are already knocking on the
door of having 100 entries across all classes. And it's a great time to dip
your toe into taking part in a regatta with some very special offers for
boats who sign up in April.

Enter the popular White Sail class before 1 May and receive 20% off your
entry fee courtesy of Clyde Challenger. With two classes, the Clyde
Challenger Passage Race on Friday and The Inch Race on Sunday, the White
Sail class is a great way to involve the whole family in a regatta.

And, as an added incentive, Tarbert Harbour Authority has pledged to offer
20% off berthing for boats, across all classes, entering Silvers Marine
Scottish Series if paid in full directly to THA before 1st May.

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Silvers Marine Scottish Series Chairman Dane Ralston explained why
excitement was building for the 41st Series saying, "Last year we attracted
100 boats to Tarbert, this year, with almost two months until the launch of
this year's regatta we are already looking to smash this. We'd love to see
150 take part this year out on the waters of Loch Fyne and, thanks to
support from Clyde Challenger and Tarbert Harbour Authority, we are able to
pass on some of our enthusiasm to our competitors.

"Silvers Marine Scottish Series is a major event in the yachting calendar in
Scotland and we're keen to encourage more people to take part. Thanks to
Clyde Challenger sponsorship we can attract those sailors who, want to take
part in a regatta, but also cruise in company. The White Sail class at
Scottish Series is the perfect introduction to racing.

"And, Tarbert Harbour Authority is further demonstrating their commitment to
the regatta by offering all boats a discount on their berthing fees.
Silvers Marine Scottish Series is shaping up to be an excellent event and I'm
really looking forward to getting it underway."

Glen Porter from Clyde Challenger said, "The team at Clyde Challenger,
Scotland's Iconic Clipper 60 Ocean Racing Yacht are delighted to continue
their sponsorship of the Scottish Series white sail fleet in 2015. We look
forward to seeing a wide range of family and cruising yachts join us for
this great event in May."

J70 class announce Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2015 as Northern Area Championship!

The J/70 UK Class Association is pleased to announce the inaugural J/70 UK Northern Championships will take place as part of the Silvers Marine Scottish Series 2015, Scotland's biggest sailing regatta. Traditionally held in the stunning location of Loch Fyne, the event is hosted by the Clyde Cruising Club over the Spring Bank Holiday from Fri 22nd to Mon 25th May.

The rapid expansion of the J/70 fleet across the country means that we are expecting a substantial number of entries for what will undoubtedly be some hugely fun and competitive racing. Competitors are excited that the championships will span four days, with 12 races being undertaken. The fleet are treating the event as essential practice for British teams hoping to compete at the 2015 Worlds Championships, taking place in La Rochelle this July.

action from the 2013 J70 Nationals   Photo © Rick Tomlinson /

The Scottish Series is the premier yacht racing event in Scotland. It takes place annually and traditionally is held on Loch Fyne over four days at the end of May. The event is organised by the Clyde Cruising Club which was established in 1909 and is the largest sailing club in Scotland with over 2000 members.


Spinlock IRC Single Event Rating (SER) TCC

For 2015 Silvers Marine Scottish Series will accept SER TCCs, and we hope that if you do not wish or need to get a full Spinlock IRC certificate, the option of racing with a SER TCC at a reduced cost will encourage your participation in this event.
The Spinlock Single Event Rating TCC is an initiative by the RORC Rating Office for 2015 for occasional IRC racers. If you are thinking of doing just one or two IRC events this year then the Spinlock IRC SER TCC may be for you. Please have a look at the the RORC Rating website to see whether it would fit your racing plans.

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