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Big breeze sailing makes for yachting week’s 70th success


A WEEK of good breezes for the 91-strong West Highland Yachting Week (WHYW) was the icing on the cake for the regatta’s 70th anniversary celebration.

And Irish visitor, the kenspeckle Nicholson 43 Magdaleyne, revelled in the conditions to lift the best performance of the fleet overall taking home the Peter Cocks Trophy. With a run of firsts and two seconds, Michael Petticrew’s classic showed the rest of the highly competitive class five a clean pair of heels throughout the week.

It was fitting that the event’s major sponsor, Boyd Tunnock, with his Moody 38 Lemerac, pushed Magdaleyne into second place on the Tobermory to Oban race sponsored, appropriately, by Thomas Tunnock Ltd. Boyd’s team pulled out all the stops to take an excellent win.

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