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Orkney Sailing Club - points racing

Date is a guess. N637 is a Merlin Rocket using a National 12 mainsail. It's been suggested the boat is Njord owned by Ian MacKay at the time, can anyone help confirm this? Many years later Njord was raced by Leslie Tait with John Skea as crew. Boats in background are a slightly older design. Leading boat is First Attempt sailed by Dan Grieve. Other similar Rockets around at the time were Freya sailed by Ronnie Drver and Corona sailed by Jock Laird.
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Picture added on 08 February 2008
Freya should be Ronnie Drever - one finger boogie didn't work the night I prepared the comments.
Added by Raymond Grieve on 11 February 2008
It's the backgound I like. not much remains today except Scotts House and the Hangers
Anonymous comment added on 11 February 2008
What is the black structure in the foreground to JT Flett's house?
Added by John Foulis on 14 February 2008
Large Nissen hut, don't know what it was used for. Before Ortak was built there were caravans in that area. Snipe Miller lived in one of the caravans.
Added by Raymond Grieve on 14 February 2008
I could be wrong, but I feel that this black nissen hut could have been part of what was known as Hatston Garrison Theatre.
It certainly was situated in this area, adjacent to the Guardroom and Main Gate.
It was probably last used in the 1950's as a venue for a series of summer dances, organised by the late D.G.Spence.
Added by Peter Burges on 15 February 2008
The building to the left of JT Fletts house was a kinda blocked in caravan belonging to Davy Jock Bews. I think he was the grave digger at one time.
Added by William Watters on 15 February 2008
Re. The black nissan hut. picture #1422 has a comment added today that confirms Peter's theory that is was part of the Hatston Camp Garrison Theatre.

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Added by Alastair on 31 March 2008
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