The crème of Scottish Women's team racers – nine university teams: Aberdream, Bardowie Beasts & Ruberduckies (Strathclyde), DUSC 1 (Dundee), Edinburgh Gals, Glasgow 1 & 2, St Andreas and UHI Purple - were in Oban for the 2018 Scottish Student Sailing Women’s TR Champs over the weekend of 3rd & 4th – well, mostly on the 4th November. The Beasties of Strathclyde and St Andreas fought out a close final. “Sailing the Finals against St Andrews, whilst the sun was setting, made the win...(was) … extra special” for team captain and Strath Commodore, Sophie Taylor.

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St Andreas’ captain Emily Hill spoke of the “…great opportunity for our new female helm and crews to gain more experience”, something which is so vital for so many sailors who have not necessarily had the opportunities, funding or support to learn and attend high level youth race training.

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In addition, for a new club (just two years old), University of the Highlands and Islands Wind and Wave Club, supported by Oban Sailing Club, was an enormous learning experience for both. “We will be hosting more events like this in the future”, declared UHIWWC Commodore, Joe Penhaul Smith.

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