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30 August 2010
Pigs can fly- "Oink" wins Wilson Pursuit Race in fine style

Nairn sailing club enjoyed a highly competetive pursuit race on Saturday, with all competitors finishing the two hour race within a very creditable 15 minutes of one another . The fleet of seven boats was led home in fine style by the first class 8 "Oink" helmed by Mary Peart. To achieve this, Oink (the boat with the fastest handicap) had to overtake the entire fleet on a course that stretched across the Moray Firth to the East Riff navigation buoy and back to Nairn. The moderate north westerly breeze suited Oink as her skipper mary and well drilled crew made the best of the testing conditions. The outward leg into the wind was made particularly exciting when a commercial ship cut across the race course and briefly divided the fleet into two, causing some of the boats to take evasive action. With the wind behind her, Oink revelled in a fine spinaker run back to Nairn and was too quick for the second placed Ovni 365 "Alouette" of Ken Killham and the third placed Superseal "Eleanor" of Donald Harcus.




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