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News Logo Club Prize-Giving, 3rd December 2017

The club annual prize-giving took place in the Woodside Hotel. Nigel Orr presented club members with prizes for a variety of race series and events. Particularly commendable were the results from Calum Robertson and Robert Signer. Some photographs of the event are below. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

John Harrington Colin Boyd
John Harrington (and Nigel Orr) Colin Boyd

News Logo Final Race, 15th October 2017

The final race of the season was sailed for the Drennan Trophy on 15th October. The winds were somewhat treacherous, varying from almost nothing to strong gusts that caught a couple of sailors out. Colin and Ann Boyd (Flying Fifteen) battled through to win the trophy.

With the final race the club is now closed until the Spring.

News Logo Solo Traveller's Event, 7th October 2017

The club was pleased to welcome a number of visiting Solo sailors as part of the Solo Traveller's series. Three races were sailed, with one discard. The day was a success, with both the wind and sun obliging to make for a pleasant event.

Place Sail No Helm Club Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1 5602 Keith Milroy St Mary's Loch SC 2 1 2 1
2 5610 Gerry Goodfellow St Mary's Loch SC 3 2 1 2
3 5269B Ali Gordon CCC Bardowie SC 7 4 4 3
4 4672 Katie Masterson St Mary's Loch SC 7 3 12 4
5 5627 David Parkin Aberdeen&Stonehaven YC 8 5 3 6
6 4856 Robert Signer Loch Ard SC 12 8 7 5
7 567 David Whyte CCC Bardowie SC 12 10 5 7
8 5687 Patrick Burns RYA 13 7 6 14
9 5269 Paul McCombe St Andrew's SC 14 6 10 8
10 5447 Nigel Ford St Andrew's SC 17 9 8 10
11 4929 Fegus Duncanson CCC Bardowie SC 18 12 9 9
12 5289 Simon Richards Newburgh SC 24 13 11 14
13 4212 Rob Cordingley Loch Ard SC 25 11 14 14

News Logo Annual Regatta, 2nd/3rd September 2017

There was a good turnout for the club's annual regatta on 2nd and 3rd September, including a number of visitors. Saturday races were sailed in light and variable winds with sunny spells. The winds improved on the Sunday while the weather deteriorated.

For Saturday the placings were 1st Calum Robertson (Streaker), 2nd Sue Signer (Q'ba) and 3rd Alastair Wyper (Solo, Clyde Cruising Club). For Sunday the placings were 1st Robert Signer (Flying Fifteen), 2nd Calum Robertson (Streaker) and 3rd Sue Signer (Q'ba). The overall results for both days were 1st Calum Robertson (Streaker), 2nd Robert Signer (Flying Fifteen) and 3rd Sue Signer (Q'ba).

The following photographs show some of the fleet. (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Regatta Fleet 1 Regatta Fleet 2 Regatta Fleet 3

News Logo Charter Mark Award, 1st September 2017

The club has received a Charter Mark award in recognition of achieving high levels of public service. Charter Club status is a mark of quality and is given to clubs who are able to demonstrate outstanding commitment to the development of their club, coaches, volunteers and athletes. The following photograph shows club member John Harrington receiving the award from Neil Thomson of Active Stirling. (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Charter Mark Award

News Logo Sailing Training, 27th August 2017

This season, training has been provided in a new way. The final training session was held on Sunday 27th August starting at 10.30. Training was tailored to the level required (beginner, improver, racing). The training officer and helpers were on hand to provide the level of training requested. There was a particularly pleasing turnout of youngsters, who were able to make use of the club's Optimists and Toppers.

News Logo Club at Balfron High, 25th August September 2017

Representatives of the club attended a fresher's event at Balfron High School to promote sailing and the club. The following photograph shows club members Ian Wright and John Harrington with head teacher Elaine Bannatyne . (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Balfron High Fresher's Event

News Logo Marathon Race, 20th August September 2017

There was a good turnout for the annual Marathon Race on 20th August that was sailed in (very) light winds. The fleet progressively spread out as small puffs of wind came and went. The main places were 1st Robert Signer (Flying Fifteen), 2nd Calum Robertson (Streaker), 3rd Dick and Lee Arnold (Flying Fifteen).

News Logo Sailing Training, 23rd July 2017

This season, training is being provided in a new way. A training session was held on Sunday 23rd July starting at 10.30. Training was tailored to the level required (beginner, improver, racing). The training officer and helpers were on hand to provide the level of training requested. With informal club racing taking place thereafter, those participating were encouraged to continue sailing during that day. It is hoped that some will progress to club racing where they will be more than welcomed, but leisure sailors are equally welcome.

News Logo Open Day, 16th July 2017

The Club held an Open Day on 16th July in conjunction with the Kinlochard Gathering. Around 50 visitors were able to try out sailing and other activities, with sunny though at times gusty conditions. The following photograph shows some of the sailing activities on offer. (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Open Day - Boats Open Day - Stratos Open Day - Wayfarer

News Logo Racing Continues, 2nd July 2017

The racing season continues apace. The following photograph shows three of the Club Solos battling it out as part of the Founders series on a somewhat gusty day. (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Solos

News Logo Schools Taster Session, 2nd June 2017

The club organised another taster session for local schools on 2nd June. This was much appreciated, with one pupil writing:

Thank you all for letting us come to try sailing. We all really enjoyed it.
I personally am hoping to join because it was so fun an exciting.

News Logo Sailing Training, 28th May 2017

This season, training will be provided in a new way. The first training session was held on Sunday 28th May starting at 10.30. Training was tailored to the level required (beginner, improver, racing). The training officer and helpers were on hand to provide the level of training requested. With informal club racing taking place thereafter, those participating were encouraged continue sailing during that day. It is hoped that some will progress to club racing where they will be more than welcomed, but leisure sailors are equally welcome.

News Logo Push The Boat Out, 21st May 2017

The club participated in the RYA Push The Boat Out event on 21st May that encouraged people to get on the water. The winds were generally light, allowing for a gentle introduction to sailing. The large number of visitors were able to try out sailing and were entertained on-shore by activities including sea shanties. Some photographs of the event are as follows. (Click to see a larger version of each photograph.)

Push The Boat Out - Shore Push The Boat Out - Water

News Logo Schools Taster Session, 5th May 2017

A number of club members organised a schools taster session on 5th May for pupils from Aberfoyle, Port of Menteith and Thornhill. Despite strengthening winds, the children managed to get an enjoyable introduction to sailing. Some photographs of the event are as follows. (Click to see a larger version of each photograph.)

Schools Taster Schools Taster Schools Taster