Scows get out on the water for the first race of this season

The first race of the season at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club saw 10 Scows arrive at the starting line.

The first boat to show its nose was Peter Donaldson’s, who had a blistering start and led the race for some time before being overhauled by Dave Hirst, Andy Ramsey and Dare Barry. Old campaigner Andrew Portiouse was also in contention for some time, until his untimely capsize put a end to his hopes.

The eventual winner was Happy Dave (Hirst) followed by Dare Barry and Andy Ramsey.