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News Logo 2022 Programme Announced, 19th February 2022

The 2022 sailing programme has been announced.

News Logo Loch Ard on YouTube, 31st December 2021

A time-lapse video of the Loch in 2021 is now available on YouTube. This combines photographs taken by the Loch Ard web camera at 12.00 each day.

News Logo Web Cam Photographs, 31st December 2021

Some of the nicer photos taken by the webcam in 2021 are as follows. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Mid-Morning 01/01/21 Sunrise 03/01/21
Mid-Morning 01/01/21 Sunrise 03/01/21
Sunrise 22/01/21 Sunrise 02/11/21
Sunrise 22/01/21 Sunrise 02/11/21

News Logo Club Closed for Winter, 11th October 2021

The club is now closed for the winter, the restart date in April/May 2022 depending on coronavirus restrictions.

News Logo Drennan Trophy, 10th October 2021

The final race of the season was sailed in changeable conditions, but with sufficient wind for a good circuit of the loch. The top placings were: 1st Robert and Sue Signer (Flying Fifteen), 2nd Rob and Ann-Margaret Cordingley (Flying Fifteen) and 3rd Oliver Wesolowski (Laser).

News Logo Solo Travellers Event, 9th October 2021

The club was pleased to receive a fleet of visiting Solos for a travellers event on 9th October. This was sailed in misty conditions with light and variable winds. Three races were sailed back-to-back, with the wind dying towards the end of race 3. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Windward Mark for Race 1 Some of The Competitors
Windward Mark for Race 1 Some of The Competitors

Overall results for the three races were as follows:

Place Sail No Helm Club Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1 5408 Tony King Derwent Reservoir 2 1 1 4
2 5618 Jon Gay Lochaber YC 5 10 4 1
3 5602 Keith Milroy STML SC 5 3 2 14 (DNF)
4 4856 Robert Signer Loch Ard SC 8 6 9 2
5 5889 David Parkin AS YC 8 2 6 14 (DNF)
6 5841 Ross Watson Loch Tummel 10 9 7 3
7 4975 Charlie Brecknell - 10 7 3 14 (DNF)
8 4969 Gary Macfarlane Bardowie 13 8 8 5
9 5496 Patrick Burns Dalgety Bay 15 4 11 14 (DNF)
10 561 Amanda Henderson Lochaber YC 16 11 5 14 (DNF)
11 4766 David White Bardowie 17 5 12 14 (DNF)
12 5447 Nigel Ford St Andrews SC 22 12 10 14 (DNF)
13 4297 Douglas Hay Bardowie 27 13 14 (DNS) 14 (DNS)

News Logo Summer Solstice Sortie, 19th June 2021

Despite a rather un-June like day, a good number of club members and friends enjoyed the annual barbecue and summer solstice sortie on 19th June. Culinary skills were much in evidence. Despite a variable wind, a number of boats were able to sail to the bottom of the loch and back, with younger members having a great time on paddle boards and kayaks. Some spent more time in the loch than on it! (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Pre-Sortie Barbecue Setting Off for The Sortie
Pre-Sortie Barbecue Setting Off for The Sortie

News Logo Spring Handicap Series, 30th May 2021

30th May saw the last set of races in the Spring Handicap series. Members have enjoyed some excellent sailing, with the last race providing ideal conditions: a good easterly force 3 wind, gusts giving rise to white horses, and full sunshine. The results of the series are: 1st Ken Turner (Solo), 2nd Nigel Orr (Heron), 3rd Will Barret (Flying Fifteen). (Click to see a larger version of the photograph.)

Last Race of Series
Last Race of Series

News Logo Club Reopened, 2nd May 2021

The club reopened on 2nd May for social-distanced sailing activities. There was a race for the President's Plate, with Robert and Sue Signer taking the Honours in a Flying Fifteen. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Group at Club House Flying Fifteen Racing
Group at Club House Winning Flying Fifteen

News Logo Archived News

See the separate list of archived news items.