Savills Kip Regatta 2015
Kevin Aitken and his crew sailing the First 36.7 Animal have taken the top performance Overall trophy for this year’s regatta.
Sailing in IRC Class 2, the largest and arguably the most competitive class at the regatta Aitken and his team won the class by a single point ahead of John Corson’s Salamander XXI.
Andrew Perratt of Savills UK also took the opportunity at the prize giving to announce their continued support to make it the 10th consecutive year of headline sponsorship.
After a very successful sunny and bright Saturday with 3 full races completed, the race committee elected to have the fleet race round fixed marks off Kip on the Sunday.
With strong gale force winds predicted for later on Sunday afternoon only one race was completed in the wet and squally southerly wind.
The regatta has been a great warm up for Scottish series in a fortnight’s time getting crews working together and testing the boats throughout the various conditions.
One area that will definitely have many worried though will be the navigators as a number of boats missed a mark on the course on the final beat to the finish including the whole Sigma 33 fleet! Only last year’s class winner Allan Harper in Leaky Roof got it right and took the win, but it wasn’t enough to give him a class win.
Full results available HERE

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Victoria and Clementine Perratt of sponsors Savills with Commodore Peter Dixon and the Savills Kip Regatta Overall trophy