Strathclyde Police Recreation Association
Police Regattas & Results

This regatta is now a PSUK Sailing Section recognised event.



Update 13/05/15:  Update from Laura Davison:

The North British Police Sailing Championship is now just under a month away! Interest has been good this year with a lot of you taking advantage of the early bird offer. There is still time to enter, please let me know if you are hoping to attend so I can keep caterers up-to-date with numbers. I have attached the entry form and event description.

I know there are some forces who wish to attend but are struggling with availability of charter boats. If are struggling to find one please let me know so I can see if I can help. Likewise, if you know of any available or obscure companies, please let me know so I can pass this on.

A couple of people have approached me looking for berths, please let me know if you are looking for crew and/or if you are available to crew.

Could I please ask all those who have trophies from previous years to ensure they can get back to me in time for the event?

I hope all boats are back in the water with no issues and you are all managing to get out practising!

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Best Wishes


Update 30/03/15:  Early Bird Discount ends on 13th April. Event Description & Entry Form below.


SUNDAY, 7th TO SATURDAY, 13th JUNE, 2015

This event is supported by the PSUK Sailing Committee

SUNDAY, 7th JUNE, 2015.
Yet again yachts can gather at Troon Marina during the weekend, taking advantage of a special berthing offer of £15 per boat per night all weekend. Committee boat Ilha do Mel will be around Sunday evening and hopes to welcome old and new faces.

MONDAY, 8th JUNE, 2015.
Start outside Troon Harbour and then race or cruise in company - around the Holy Isle if wind allows - to a new destination for the event: Ardrossan. Ardrossan Marina is welcoming us with a discounted rate of 20% off berthing fees. There is an Asda across the road from the Marina to stock up on supplies for the week. An evening welcome reception will be held within the Italian bistro Cecchinis, with a buffet at around 1930hrs.

TUESDAY, 9th JUNE, 2015.

A start will be made outside Ardrossan Harbour Ė with cognisance paid to the Ferry - with a nice long race or cruise to Tarbet, Loch Fyne where a finish will be in place. Overnight berthing will be within the harbour and has been pre booked. A 10% discount is available on the berthing. In the evening you will be free to sample the delights of Tarbert.

WEDNESDAY, 10th JUNE, 2015.

Start outside the harbour entrance at Tarbert, race or cruise in company in the Loch Fyne area and finish outside Tarbert Harbour. Some new courses have been prepared this year and we hope to sail further north, wind allowing. During the evening it is hoped that all buccaneers will avast and say ahoy in the Marquee for a Pirates of the Caribbean themed BBQ Ė bring your own grog. I hope to see all ye scurvy lot in full regalia! Iím anticipating the BBQ to be around 15 pieces of gold per head. Treasure for the best dressed crew!

THURSDAY, 11th JUNE, 2015.

Assemble your crew to depart Tarbert for a couple of races through the beautiful Kyles of Bute to Rothesay Bay. Berthing has again been booked within the harbour and again a discount is available. The evening will be free for you to enjoy the offerings of Rothesay, with the possibility of a pontoon party if the weather allows (well, last yearís was so successful!).

FRIDAY, 12th JUNE, 2015.
We will start in Rothesay Bay and have our final race or cruise to finish outside Largs Marina, where berthing has been arranged for the night. Once again, our final evening will be spent in Largs Sailing Club where a hot buffet will be available and we will have the all important prize giving.

SATURDAY, 13th JUNE, 2015.
Farewell, collection of wandering crew and Home.

Please note Laura has issued this document in advance to provide as much notice as possible, it is subject to alteration should the need apply. Full race courses will be issued nearer to the event or at the Skippers briefings, which will be at 0900hrs each day or as notified, on the pontoon near to the committee boat Ilha do Mel, before she leaves the marina to take the start position. As normal the starting times are a guide only and may be altered at the briefing.
Any queries please donít hesitate to contact Laura. There are no handicap limits, fast and slow handicap yachts/courses will be accommodated as required, as will white sail racing and cruising in company. The Fleet may be split into fast and slow/spinnaker and white sail fleets although both fleets may sail the same course during some races.
The Clyde handicap system will be used.

Whilst the event is titled as an offshore event, this being itís traditional title, it is classed as an inshore event and the compliance with the carrying of safety equipment commiserate with an offshore event is not mandatory, although I would encourage all skippers to carry such safety equipment as to make their individual yachts suitable and safe for this event.

Please enter as soon as you can or at least confirm to Laura your intention to attend.

Disclaimer of Liability
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RSS rule 4, Decision to Race. The organising authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta. Each participating boat crew shall arrange to be insured with valid third-party insurance with a minimum cover.

Standard RYA racing rules will apply and those wishing to cruise in company will be welcome to come along.
As in previous years, protests will be frowned upon and any infringements should be settled in a sportsman like manner on the water, the protest fee will remain at £1,000,000.
Marina fees and charter will be at your expense although I have arranged discounts in respect to berthing fees.
The event will follow the normal pattern of being very social and hopefully fun for all.
Please also distribute this information or copies to any interested parties within your respective organisations. The team look forward to meeting you all again and hopefully there will be a few new faces, many of you intimated your intention to return and enquiries have already been made.


North British Police Championship Shield. Open to all yachts competing providing they have a partial serving or retired police crew of at least 50%. Other crew members can be quests.

Scottish Police Offshore Championship Rose Bowl. Open to all yachts crewed by Scottish Police officers of which 50% must be serving or retired. Other crew members can be quests.

The Donald Galbraith Trophy. Open to all competing Irish yachts and awarded for the best performance.

The Bell Trophy. Best individual performance of the week

Resource Cup. Open to all yachts competing in the Slow fleet

Resource Cup. Open to all yachts competing in the Fast fleet.

The Portavadie Trophy. Open to all yachts competing and awarded for the most improved performance on the previous years.

The Anchor Hotel Trophy. Open to all competing yachts and awarded to the winner of the Tarbert race.

The Invitation Plate. Open to yachts invited to the event from other organisations and awarded to the best performing invited yacht or in absence thereof at the discretion of the race committee to any other competing yacht.

The Entertainment Plate. Open to all competing yachts and awarded for the yacht crew who are the most hospitable or contribute most to the spirit of the event.

The Lancaster Cup. Awarded to the best performing Lancaster yacht

The King George Cup. Awarded to the best performing English yacht

Various other awards may be made depending on incidents occurring during the event. Any yacht may offer up a trophy or circumstance which may merit such an award.

The following trophies seem to have currently gone missing and will be awarded if they return:

The Porthole. Open to all competing yachts and awarded to the winner of the longest race
The Lynsey Gilmer Trophy. Open to all competing yachts from a non Celtic nation and awarded for the best performance.
The PSNI Trophy. Open to all competing yachts that have, with the exception of one member, a crew of serving officers.
The Starlight Trophy. Reason for award to be decided. (Will be open to all yachts attending)

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(Word file)
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Laura Davison

Mark Enhancement Recovery Officer
Scottish Crime Campus
Craignethan Drive
Gartcosh G69 8AE



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