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Added March 2017 - A series of 3 winter talks from the guys at the front of the Scottish 707 fleet- Upwind, Downwind and Starts.

Talk 1
Talk 2
Talk 3

25th March 2017

2016 Results
Excel spreadsheet showing
all results for 2016

8th February 2017

2017 Application Form

18th January 2017

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The 707 class rules have been updated for 2015

8th September 2015

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28th June 2014

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14th February

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2017 Nationals Poster

UK National Championships 2017

Port Edgar Yacht Club will be welcoming all of the 707 teams to what should be a bonanza event on the Forth estuary near Edinburgh. The waters of the Forth are great for sailing with just enough tide and interesting options to create tremendous courses and great sailing conditions.

We are aiming for 12 championship races over 4 days, and for good-wind reasons, these will be held away from the bridges in good established event areas.

However we have also proposed a 'Bridge Race' as a pre-event race. This will take place under the three iconic Forth bridges. It should really be some spectacle.

This year we are aiming for at least 30 boats to be on the start line. There were twenty two boats at the last event on the Forth under the auspices of Royal Forth YC. We move slightly up river to Port Edgar for his event. A fleet this size obviously produces 150+ competitors and therefore a fun social is also guaranteed.

In true Scottish generosity it currently looks like we have arranged for:
On-site, free camping
Free lift-in and out, and Free berthing .................

More details on the Calendar page.

Entry form and full details on the Port Edgar website.

Poster full size download (pdf)

16th March 2017

707 Seaword

2016 Results Table

Below is a link to download the 2016 results in Excel spreadsheet format.

All results for 2016

8th February 2017

Happy New Year

Now the January blues are nearly over we can start looking ahead at the 707 sailing season.

We have a lot planned for this year and would love to see all the 707's that are owned out on the water racing this season. The 2017 calendar is now on the website so please starting getting the events down in your own diaries. If any assistance is required getting to events, whether that be travel, accommodation or crew please let me know and we would be happy to help.

The 2016 agm minutes have been issued via email and are on the 707 website.

Membership was due on the 1st January the fees have now changed and is £30 per boat per year or £10 per event for hired boats. The Membership form for 2017 is on the website. All boats who join this year will get new coach roof stickers to make the boats look tidy and to advertise the class. These will be issued by the area reps to save on postage, but please contact either myself or Julia if you aren't near an area rep.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the water.

Andy Hughes

18th January 2017

2017 Event Dates

Event dates for 2017. Please check with the relevant club website for confirmation.

23rd Edinburgh CupPort Edgar YC Scottish Traveller Series Event
29th-30th Eastern ChampionshipsRoyal Corinthian YC Burnham
13th-14thSavills Kip Regatta (Scottish Championships)InverkipScottish Traveller Series Event
26th-29thScottish SeriesTarbert - Clyde Cruising ClubScottish Traveller Series Event
29th June - 2nd JulyUK National ChampionshipsPEYC/PEW
29th July - 5th AugustCowes WeekCombined Cowes Clubs
6th-13th AugustFalmouth WeekCombined Clubs Falmouth
19th-20th AugustNorthern ChampionshipsTees & Hartlepool YC
26th August - 2nd SeptemberBurnham WeekCombined Clubs Burnham
16th-17thPort Edgar Watersports' Sprints Slam Port Edgar WatersportsScottish Traveller Series Event
30th September - 1st OctoberBanff EventBanff Sailing ClubScottish Traveller Series Event
Southern Championships TBC

18th January 2017

Richard Plowright

Richard George Plowright-sadly passed away on Saturday 22nd October after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor just five weeks earlier.

Richard was the other half of a long sailing partnership with myself, lasting over twenty five years, and we were appropriately nicknamed "Little Rich" and "Big Rich"

Many of you will remember him at the helm of "Sin Bin" now renamed "Rammie", and his Osprey "One Jump Ahead" Richard was fearless on the water, and he was always at his best - in the heaviest and roughest conditions.

He started with a 11Plus at Filey SC in 1958, and went on to sail an Enterprise & Osprey there- and later a Streaker which he sailed at Ripon SC .He won many prizes in the Osprey and Streaker and was a popular member of each fleet and club. He then joined Scarborough YC where we shared "Sin Bin" He finally achieved his personal ambition and put together a fine 43 ft yacht from Arcona and called it "Lionheart" which he sailed on the south coast.

If I could sum up Richard in one word-it would have to be "LAUGH" everywhere he went, everything he did, whether on or off the water-was always of the highest standard, but he was always laughing. He was a great person to be around and to mix with. He will be sadly missed by all his Family, friends and sailing colleagues

Thankyou Richard for the great times we had.

Richard Littlewood

9th Novemeber 2016

John Lewis

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Lewis this week.

As well as being known by everyone as the landlord of the White Harte, he was one of the original 707 fleet in Burnham.

He was a greatly respected and regular Wednesday night competitor as well as National and Regional events. He last sailed "Baby Beluga" in July when he entered the Nationals at Scarborough. His name appears on many Trophy's and Cup's, both junior and senior.

8th October 2016

Scottish 707 Traveller Series Results

24th September 2016


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2016 AGM Documents

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Rachel Alvarado's
YouTube videos

Added March 2017 - A series of 3 winter talks from the guys at the front of the Scottish 707 fleet- Upwind, Downwind and Starts.

Talk 1
Talk 2
Talk 3

2012 Northerns
Spinnaker Rigging
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Class Rules

The current class rules can be found here (pdf file)