Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

The sailing action last weekend was at Carnoustie, where Carnoustie Yacht Club put on its annual regatta.

This is a popular event, since sailing in the sea is very different from loch or estuary sailing, and it is refreshing and invigorating to get the salt spray in your face.

The wind was quite fresh and in the second race on Saturdayswung round to the south, and , being onshore, built up quite big waves.

This combination of wind and waves over the weekend caused many to have an unscheduled swim.

Friday night’s cricket friendly against the Aberdeen Tourists produced quite an interesting game.

Thanks mainly to an excellent opening stand from John Officer and Colin Johnston, the Aberdonians finally reached 91 for 5 off their 25 overs. Gavin McKiddie finished with three for 40 with the ball.

30 years ago

A TOTAL of 50 bowlers took part in the weekly rink competition of Kirriemuir Bowling Club on Monday night.

The winning rink was comprised of Gavin Lennox, D. J. Campbell and Albert Taylor (skip) who were 16 shots up.

Gilbert Forrest, along with 69 other sportsmen and women from all over Scotland was given the opportunity to improve his sporting skills.

The occassion is the eihth Guiness School of Sport in Scotland, being held at Dunfermline College of Physical Education in Edinburgh.

Organised by the Scottish Sports Council it features cycling, skating, gymnastics, archery, wrestling, fencing, driving, judo and cricket. In addition to six days of top level intensive coaching in their own sport, the participants also have the opportunity to try any other sport of their choice.

20 years ago

STRATHMORE Rugby Club’s brief summer break comes to an end this weekend.

For the Forfar club begins pre-season training on Saturday at Inchmacoble Park.

Forfar Road Runners were well represented at the recent Newburgh 5.

The course covered some fine countryside and conditions underfoot varied from road to grass to trail paths.

It was a well organised event, but seemed only to have attracted club runners - no fun runners were to be seen.

The Forfar and District Pub League is preparing to enter its eleventh season - with more teams than ever before competing for the honours. Six new teams have entered for the 1992/93 campaign.