A TEAM from Scammonden beat fellow Yorkshire sailors in an endurance event across the Pennines.
Ten sailors from Scammonden Water Sailing Club took part in the 24 hour Race, hosted by the West Lancashire Yacht Club.
The race is regarded as the country’s toughest endurance challenge for dinghy sailors, with crews swapping and changing throughout the 24-hour period.
The Scammonden team were named the best Yorkshire club in the race.
The race takes place annually on Southport Marine Lake.
It attracted 75 teams from the length and breadth of the country, sailing their boat from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday, using a team made up of 10 to 12 sailors.
Crews could decide how and when to change.
The team from Scammonden sailed an Enterprise class dinghy and had a team of four helms and six crews, changing pairs every 100 minutes.
The sailors achieved their highest result in 31 years and second highest result in the club’s 34-year association with the event, that first ran in 1967.
The Scammonden team won the Yorkshire Cup, awarded to the fastest Club from Yorkshire, beating seven other clubs from around the county.
They came in 17th out of 75 teams overall, sailing 56 laps in 24-hours in light winds.