We have a resurgence of 707s in our midst! After the sad demise of 707’s in Scarborough over the last 6 years or so from 11 down to 5 boats), we now have new teams and new enthusiasm.
Scarborough YC is one of the only clubs on the East Coast to offer winter sailing. November- March we have the Autumn and Winter series with 6 races per series run every two weeks on a Sunday. This is without doubt some of the best sailing of the year! Conditions are generally on the limits with large swell and big winds.
Having attained fleet status the 707's enjoy their own start and recently racing has been changed to ensure races are held on a windward leeward course where possible.
Recent years have seen best turnouts in the Autumn and Winter series. and the sailing through the winter has helped keep the fleet active and competitive. Occasionally it has meant sweeping snow off the decks before setting off, something those softie southerners will know little about!
We now have a 707 fleet out in every race and we are the only boats to achieve speeds of 15knts on the race course! The smiles on the face of every 707 sailor in the club after racing prove how much fun the boat is to sail!
Shameless & Humdinger are two new boats with rookie crews to our gang. They are learning the ropes and loving the journey.
Out two fastest boats - Black Sheep and a Grand Day Out are coming to Hartlepool in June for the Nationals.
Moving forward we are encouraging the 707’s as much as possible and we look forward to the Northerns in Scarborough on 3rd & 4th of August! We will put on a great weekend of racing. We will look after any crews wanting to store boats after the nationals to compete in Scarborough.
We have even secured discounted rates at one of the best hotels in town.
Scarborough fleet contactRudi Barman firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartlepool and Tees Yacht Club - home to the very competitive 707 Sharky and our Northern 707 Rep Micky Early. In 2019 they will also host the 707 Nationals.
Sunderland Yacht Club - there are now two Club-owned 707s based at the Club and we are hoping this can develop into another fleet? If interested - please contact Micky Early email@example.com