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They were tough in those days!

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The Scottish Series can trace it’s roots back 50 years to 1975 when the Clyde Cruising Club, with Tomatin Distillers as sponsor, first held a ‘Comet Wheel Series’ at Tobermory. The series took boats round the Mull, via Belfast Loch, and on up to Tobermory where 3 Olympic triangle races were held before the fleet departed on a final ‘shortened’ 60mile offshore race from Tobermory to Armadale on Skye. Phew!

Tomatin maintained their support and the event was renamed the Tomatin Trophy Series for the following decade. 1976 took the series to North Wales and the following year the Gourock to Campbelltown to Tarbert format was introduced and continued through to 1982 when the Campbelltown stop-over was dropped in favour of a race direct to Tarbert.

The photo shown here is an early prize giving from this period – anybody know where it is??