Animal Takes The Silverware at Pelle P Kip Regatta 2019
The Pelle P Kip Regatta took to the water under cobalt blue skies from Kip Marina with boats and crews arriving from all over the UK and Ireland to take part in the first major regatta of the Scottish sailing season.
The 2-day event provided wonderful racing weather for the fleet with Debbie Aitken’s RC35 ‘Animal’ celebrating in the sunshine after taking the coveted Overall Winner’s trophy.
The Pelle P Kip Regatta is sponsored by Pelle P, the Swedish clothing company based on the lifestyle of Pelle Petterson and his accomplishments as a top-level sportsman. Pelle’s sailing career has given him two Olympic medals and dozens of World Championship medals in sailing races. He is a two-time challenger in the America’s Cup and the talented designer behind the iconic Volvo P1800 sports car famous for being driven by The Saint on TV!
The Pelle P sponsorship continues to add excitement to Kip Regatta and an increasing array of prizes for the winning boats and crews including class prizes and high quality Pelle P crew jackets for the overall winners.
Royal Western Yacht Club under commodore Ross Lang and his race team, headed by Principle Race Officer Johnny Watson, provided excellent racing throughout the weekend with closely fought contests across many classes. Both RWYC & Kip Marina would like to thank the many volunteers who officiated during the event on various boats and ribs and without whose help it would not be possible.
The results from each class are as follows;
Saw Rod Stuart’s ‘Aurora’ take first place from Jonathan Anderson’s ‘El Gran Senor’ with Ewan Mackay’s ‘Wild Haggis’ in third place.
Saw Debbie Aitken’s Animal take first place from Pat Kelly’s Storm followed by John Stanley-White’s ‘Blue Jay’ in third place
Roddy Angus ‘More Misjif’ took first place from the Thomson brothers ‘Sloop John T’ followed by Ian McNair ‘First by Farr’.
Cameron Still’s ‘First Edition’ took first place from John Aikman’s ‘Expresso’ followed by The Corson’s ‘Salamander’.
Saw John Kent ‘Farr E Nuff’ take first place from Ally & Amanda Paton in ‘Jammin’ followed by Nick & Anna Marshall in ‘Satisfaction’.
Griogair Whyte took first place in ‘Close Encounters’ from Alan Harper in Leaky Roof II followed by James Miller’s ‘Mayrise’.
Dom Todd took first place in ‘Hammer of Ashton’ from Holmes & Judd in ‘Lock n Load’ followed by Tom Lang’s ‘Defiance’.
On the shore side, Saturday night’s Pelle P Party in The Chartroom saw the biggest attendance yet as crews and spectators enjoyed an incredible atmosphere thanks to the live music from Jimallywhy plus the popular Street Food being served on the patio.
Sunday’s prize giving was well attended, with the prizes presented by Sven Johannson representing sponsors Pelle P.
Heath Gairns, Marina Master at Kip Marina said, “The Pelle P Kip Regatta was a fantastic success again this year and we would like to thank Pelle P for their continues sponsorship. We would also like to thank Royal Western Yacht Club for their race management, all the staff here at Kip Marina and of course the competitors who all combined to produce an outstanding regatta and a showpiece event for sailing in Scotland – see you next year!”
For full results visit Pelle P Kip Regatta 2019 Results
Images courtesy PFM Pictures