Sailing is a popular sport, worth as much to the Scottish economy as golf. There are 25 yacht clubs along the Firth of Forth alone with people setting out in everything from dinghies to cruisers. There’s a regular programme of regattas, competitions and races between the clubs. The last one of 2012 was the Benromach Edinburgh Regatta which was held this weekend and is now claimed to be “The Forth’s Favourite” annual regatta. Over 40 boats took part in a mixture of sunshine and strong winds which tested all of the crews and Race Officers. The Caledonian Mercury was there to witness the occasion.
About the author: David Calder View all posts by David Calder
David Calder has been a broadcast journalist for over 30 years. Before
moving to the Caledonian Mercury, he worked for the BBC (national and
regional) as well as parts of ITV and the World Service.
He worked for prestigious programmes such as The Money Programme, You & Yours, Today and The World at One. He spent two years making mini-documentaries for
Radio 5 Live and was a regular correspondent for CBC (Radio Canada).
He was a regular reporter on various news and current affairs
programmes on BBC Scotland as well as producing or presenting
(sometimes both) science, legal affairs and arts programmes. As well
as his contributions to the Caledonian Mercury, he is also a freelance
producer in Scotland for the satellite channel, Al Jazeera.
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