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Long Hope regatta

The 1953 regatta
Picture added on 07 November 2005
Could the dinghy in the picture be the Lyness naval one with Commander Errol Bruce standing?.
Added by Fred Johnston on 30 January 2008
You might be right there Fred . Looks like a naval dinghy. My first thoughts on
that picture were of Ray and Jack, their dinghy carried quite a bit of sail, but
the crew in the picture left doubt in my mind. I have a vague memory of Errol Bruce sailing a dingy to Scrabster from Lyness, and I think one of the MFVs escorted him.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 31 January 2008
I think he was in a race with a Mr Henderson from Scrabster Mains.
Added by William Watters on 01 February 2008
Sorry for the spelling mistake. It was Mrs Henderson. Finger trubble
Added by William Watters on 01 February 2008
I'm wondering if the wee boy on the helm is Peter Bruce, the son of Commander Bruce. Peter sailed a boat at the Longhope regatta in either 1953 or 54, and went on to be a great ocean going yachtsman in his own right. I think it was Mrs Henderson who raced Cdr. Bruce across the Firth William, but I think she was Miss Vickers then. Mind you, I am not certain.
Added by Fred Johnston on 01 February 2008
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