Port Edgar Watersports Sprint Slam – 21st/22nd September

Twenty boats entered the 2019 edition of the Port Edgar Watersports 707 Sprints Slam event, which takes the increasingly popular short course sprint format, with a 3-2-1 start sequence and 20 minute races. The format really emphasises boat handling and close quarter racing, with little or no waiting around between races. Fourteen races were sailed in total, with six of the boats winning races and … Continue reading Port Edgar Watersports Sprint Slam – 21st/22nd September

Royal Forth Yacht Club One Design Weekend – 24th/25th August

Nine 707s turned out for Royal Forth Yacht Club’s annual One Design weekend, alongside Dragons, H Boats, and Squibs. A mixture of local boats and travellers from the rest of Scotland enjoyed some fine one design racing and excellent hospitality in Granton. The first day got off to a slow start, as the boats drifted around in the sunshine waiting for the breeze to fill … Continue reading Royal Forth Yacht Club One Design Weekend – 24th/25th August

Northern Championship at Scarborough Yacht Club – 3rd/4th August

Crews waking up to an early start on Saturday were sorry to note the complete lack of wind. The sea looked like oily glass with not a breath of movement. Due to tidal constraints once we left the harbour we were out through the tide so as the RO and mark layer tried their best to find wind the 707s had to drift up and … Continue reading Northern Championship at Scarborough Yacht Club – 3rd/4th August

2019 National Championship at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club – 27th-30th June

The 707 National Championship 2019 was took place at Tees & Hartlepool Yacht Club from 27th – 30th June. Last year’s champions SeaWord narrowly retained their title from 2018, but the increasingly competitive fleet made it far from plain sailing this year. The event will be fondly remembered by all participants for the legendary hospitality on offer at Tees & Harlepool YC, and perfect sailing … Continue reading 2019 National Championship at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club – 27th-30th June

June Forth Regatta at Port Edgar Yacht Club – 8th/9th June

Ten 707s turned out for the June Forth Regatta – a new event for this season hosted by Port Edgar YC. A mixture of local boats and travelling crews contested some incredibly close one design racing, with variable conditions keeping the racing close and tactical. Despite some challenging conditions all seven scheduled races were completed over the weekend. Racing got under way on Saturday as … Continue reading June Forth Regatta at Port Edgar Yacht Club – 8th/9th June

2019 Scottish Series – 24-27th May

The 707 Fleet was the largest at the Scottish Series with sixteen entrants in this one-design, ultra-competitive boat. The weather conditions ranged from breathless to blowy, suiting different crews over the days and meaning many crews got to return home with some glassware. The top six boats swapped places constantly with the mid-fleeters of course having their moments of glory and leading at some point, … Continue reading 2019 Scottish Series – 24-27th May

Galbraith Edinburgh Cup at Port Edgar Yacht Club – 23rd/24th April

Sixteen 707s descended on the Forth for the 2019 edition of the Edinburgh Cup, kindly hosted by Port Edgar YC and sponsored by Galbraith. Due to popular demand this season opener for the 707 Traveller Series was extended to a full weekend regatta, having been a one day event in previous years. As with previous incarnations the event was sailed with no discards favouring consistency … Continue reading Galbraith Edinburgh Cup at Port Edgar Yacht Club – 23rd/24th April