Archives & Reports
|The 6th Annual
10 June 2012
The 6th Annual Scottish Tug-In, hosted
by Glasgow Richmond Model Boat Club, was held on Sunday 10th June at
Richmond Park, Glasgow. Under cloudy but dry skies, 15 entrants
registered to test their tug towing skills in the single and double tow
events, round the extensive course which had been laid out on the pond.
While waiting their turn to compete, all
entrants and spectators were very well catered for by club stalwarts
Agnes and Jamsie, who provided hot and cold snacks and drinks from the
new kitchen, in the recently renovated clubhouse.
The event got under way at 11am, it was soon apparent that a very
high standard was being set, it was great to see newcomers taking part
and achieving very good results in front of a good turn out of
spectators. The young ones were not forgotten, the "Hands on boats"
were kept busy for most of the day. Again thanks to Ronnie and his
team, who kept them operating.
The usual raffle, expertly managed by Neil McCarron, was
also doing a good trade, again, thanks to all the members who donated
the many prizes. Eddie our resident tug cam expert was also busy
following the on water action, one of the videos can be see on video gallery 6.
This year some of the double tow teams were made up so that those with
more experience were paired with entrants who were newcomers to tug
towing. This worked well, as all the experienced entrants, gave freely
of their advice and skills, which made for a really good day.
The double tow competition, was judged this
year by Norry Mason, who did a very good job keeping very accurate
records of the scores. Unfortunately just after lunch, the weather gods
let us down and we had torrential rain for nearly all the afternoon.
Despite this, the competitions went ahead, it is a credit to all
entrants’ judges and spectators who did not let the rain dampen their
At the end of the competition, around 4 pm, the results were in.
1st Ian Wallet 2nd Steve Clubbe 3rd Mike Ellis
Double Tow 1st Murray Wilson and David Morrison
2nd Mike Ellis and Johnnie Mason
3rd Steve Clubbe and John McLeod
Winner The Don Muir Memorial Trophy 2012
Report by Murray
Wilson (Vice Chairman)
here for pictures of the event.