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4th Annual Scottish Tug-in, June 2010     

After a very busy few days setting up the course and making all the final arrangements the 4th Annual Scottish Tug-In hosted this year by Glasgow Richmond Model Boat Club took place on Sunday 13th June 2010 at Richmond Park on the south side of Glasgow. 

Despite heavy rain early in the morning it soon dried up to be a warm day with very light winds and only a few showers. Competition in both the single and double tows got under way at 11am and it was soon apparent that a very high standard was being set with only a few points between all the competitors. 

2 Tugs            GRMBC Tow

Competitors had travelled to this event from Ellesmere Port, Falkirk and even from as far away as Balne Moor in Yorkshire. It was a great day to meet old friends and catch up on what is happening in the tug-towing world in the rest of the UK. Our own club was also well represented and it was good to see two of our new members David Morrison and John Caywood making a strong showing. 

At the end of the competition, Steve Clubbe, of Ellesmere Port, came first in the single tow and Ian Wallet and David Morrison won the double tow competition. Special mention should also be made of our young member Johnny Mason who did very well to come third in the single tow. 

People at pond            Tug

This event is becoming more popular every year and members of other boat clubs who did not manage to attend this year should put a date in their diary for 2011. Even if England cant win at football we cant let them continue to win this event. 

The reason for the success of this event is all the hard work put in by club members who gave up their time on Saturday and Sunday, to set up the course, prepare the park, clear up and do the 101 other jobs that were done over the weekend. 

Special thanks are also due to all who worked in the kitchen, on the hands on boats and our Web /Video Master who will improve once he has had some steering lessons!

Again many thanks to you all for making this popular and relaxing event such a success. 

Murray Wilson

Vice Chairman

GRMBC

Click here for pictures of the event

GRMBC 2010