The last race of the 2008 Fife Regatta was something of an anticlimax in terms of the results, as the finishing order was identical to the order of both classes before the race. With a steady south easterly breeze and an occasional glimmer of sunshine on the historic King’s course there were no obvious upsets in the order of events. A running start off Largs Yacht Haven gave the big boats positions at the first mark generally in line with their place in the fleet. Altair won class 1 with a convincing four firsts and discarding a fourth. Second was Moonbeam just 2 points behind with four seconds and Halloween took the last spot on the podium with 12 points after discard.
The weather was a little kinder to the small boats today with no one retiring. Mikado was the clear winner in class 2 counting 3 firsts and a second with a third as her discard. The second place in class 2 was hard fought with the Truant and Rosemary III both on 10 points. The Truant took it because she had a better discard. Viola the star of the regatta (at one hundred years old this year) came in a creditable fourth in class 2. No doubt many insurers will be greatly relieved that these wonderful boats, recently described (rather inadequately) as the vintage Bentley’s of the sea, had no severe weather or collisions. Let us hope that they will all grace our shores once more in 2013.