Top Scott Wins European Boat Championships in Orkney

by David Proudfoot

Scotland’s Scott Gibson continued his recent good run of results when with a maximum of 300 points he lifted the EFSA European Boat Championships crown last week. The weather affected competition was reduced to three days as a result of the Tuesday being cancelled due to strong winds.

European Champion 2015 Scott Gibson

Despite the weather the competitors enjoyed excellent fishing with cod being the most populous of the target species, Scott had 129 scoring fish over the three days.

Second place went to his compatriot Steve Souter with Petter Skudal from Norway taking the bronze medal.

Scott and Steve took the gold medal in the pairs event with Petter and Lars Hellum (Norway) in second spot and Derek Yuille and Peter Redshaw (Scotland) in third.

The team of four event was won by an Inverness / Shetland quartet consisting of Alastair Forsyth, Gus MacKenzie, Mark Duncan and Laurence Williamson. They were followed home by Petter and Lars who teamed with the Swedish duo Sixten Dahlbom and Peter Evender. The final podium place went to Scott and Steven together with Shetland’s Howard Foster and Glynn Wright.

The International team Gold went to Scotland A, Scott Gibson, Gus MacKenzie, Peter Redshaw, Steve Souter and Derek Yuille. Norway lifted the silver medal, Lars Hellum, Espen Knarvik, Eivind Johannsen, Tor Arne Rygg and Petter Skudal. The bronze medal went to England B, Pete Bailey, Kim Bowden, Richard Russell, Colin Searles and Barrie Senior.

Boat Championship Ladies

1   Liv Unsgaard    (216.0%)
2   Katharina Schleiff    (191.9%)
3   Asta Knutsdottir    (123.6%)

Boat Championship Junior

1    Scott Yuille    (125.9%)
2    Alina Huhnstock    (110.1%)

The EFSA European Line Class Championships was a one day event fished on the Friday. This event was again dominated by cod with some good ling and spurdog thrown in for good measure.

Line Class Champion 2015 - Cliff Newbold

The Gold medal was won by Cliff Newbold of England and runner-up spot went to Sweden’s Jerry Svensen and his countryman Daniel Moller lifted the bronze medal. Kim Bowden and Richard Russell finished top in the pairs followed by Laurence Williamson and Mark Duncan in second and Pete Bailey and Cliff in third.

Line Class Ladies

1    Katharina Schleiff    (80.7%)
2    Valerie Balban    (50.2%)
3    Liv Unsgaard    (49.1%)

Line Class Junior

1    Scott Yuille    (48.4%)
2    Alina Huhnstock    (8.1%)

Full results list can be downloaded.

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