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Tech Team on Tour: Scottish Series

1/6/2017

The Harken Tech Team's Alun and Ben made the long trek up from Lymington to picturesque Tarbert on the Scottish West Coast for the Scottish Series over the Late May Bank Holiday Weekend.

At any regatta, great technical support and maintenance is essential to keep crews safe and competitive out on the water. Every year Harken's Tech Team brings their regatta van to Yacht Havens and Harbours up and down the country Working in conjunction with local chandleries to provide expert advice and product support to sailors throughout the event.

Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne was stop two on this year's 'tour'; supporting the popular Scottish Series event - now in it's 43rd year - in particular the exciting new RC35 box class. To celebrate Harken UK's new partnership with the RC35s, the boys dolled out Harken goodie bags to skippers from the class.

The Scottish Series kicked off in blazing sunshine and record temperatures hitting 30 degrees. The action on the water was even hotter, with racing in the nine fleets ferociously competitive. Two days of ultra-close racing and one postponement due to lack of wind meant sailors had lots of tweaking to do. The Tech Team had a busy few days servicing gear and advising sailors on upgrades to give them the edge over their competition. 

"When crews need spares, replacements or advice it needs to be there and then. Being on the ground and able to speak with sailors face-to-face is what it's all about!" explains Alun Hughes from Harken's Tech Team 

The Tech Team look forward to doing it all again next year!

 

Missed the Scottish Series? Catch the Tech Team van at these events:

8 - 15th JulyPanerai British Classic Week 
9 - 14th JulySolo Nationals
29 July - 5th AugustCowes Week
6th AugustFastnet start
5th - 11th AugustTopper Nationals
18th - 25th AugustFireball Europeans and Nationals
19th - 27th AugustDartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing week
27th - 30th SeptemberFlying 15 Nationals
27th - 30th September505 Nationals 

 

 

 

 

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