Irish yachtsman gears up for Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series

Winner of the 2006 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series (formerly Bell Lawrie Scottish Series) Anthony O’Leary from Crosshaven in County Cork is gearing up for this year’s competition.

O’Leary will be returning to take part in Scotland’s premier yacht racing event for the seventh year. He recently took home in the Big Boat Class at Rolex Commodores Cup (2008) and won the Bell Lawrie overall trophy in 2004 and 2006. This year Anthony hopes to regain the overall winners Brewin Dolphin trophy with his boat ‘ANTIX beag’.

The 2009 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, which is supported by EventScotland, takes place during the bank holiday weekend from Friday 22 May to Monday 25 May in Tarbert, Loch Fyne on Scotland’s picturesque West Coast. There are 14 classes on three different race courses as well as pre-regatta Tarbert Inbound Races, which set off from Bangor, Northern Ireland and Inverkip on the West Coast of Scotland. The Scottish Round the Island Race looks set to be popular amongst the CYCA fleet again this year.

Commenting on the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, O’Leary said,

“The Scottish Series is a fantastic sailing competition in a magnificent location, that’s why I have participated for the last seven years. The Scottish waters are challenging which makes this competition very exciting.

“It’s a fantastic weekend event and when you come off the water from a great day's sailing you can relax and soak up the shoreside entertainment. As you’d expect, the Scottish hospitality is second to none.”