scotline grand prix

Scotline Grand Prix 2016


Last Wednesday we hosted the 20th annual Scotline Grand Prix, held at Bayford Meadows in Sittingbourne.

This is the 18th year we’ve raced at Bayford Meadows. As usual we had a great turnout of people from the timber industry and the UK short sea. The recent showers stayed away and the weather on the day was warm and sunny.


The day started with a short briefing, then a 30-minute practice and qualifying session before the main event: a 3-hour endurance race. Teams of 3 to 5 people battled it out for 3 hours before the eventual podium was settled.


Congratulations to CR Timber for their eventual win, followed closely by Jordeson and Glenn Trade in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a really enjoyable day and we hope to see you again next year. It really is the people who make this event as enjoyable and successful as it is. We should mention a few names who have been attending since our inaugural event, but then again, perhaps they’d rather not be reminded!


If you didn’t attend this year’s Scotline Grand Prix, but think that you can take CR Timber’s crown next year, then get in touch with Cindy in Romford.

john carter

John V Carter – RIP


Our friend and colleague, John Carter, has passed away at the age of 87.

John joined Scotline in 1984 and was Chartering Manager and Director for 16 years. He had a great love of shipping and was committed to his career.  He was a keen connoisseur of food and enjoyed his family holidays to the South of France.

John will be missed by us all.