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News Logo Family Fun Day and Summer Solstice Sail, 22nd June 2019

On 22nd June the club held a Family Fun Day, with a variety of shore-based and water-based activities. This was followed by an evening Summer Solistice Sail. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Club House Steamboat Trip
Club House Steamboat Trip
Visit by Nessie Welly Boot Throwing
Visit by Nessie Welly Boot Throwing

News Logo Schools Taster Session, 14th June 2019

On 14th June the club ran a taster session for Aberfoyle and Dunblane primary schools. This gave the children some basic sailing experience as well engaging them in shore-based activities. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Shore-Based Activity Water-Based Activity
Shore-Based Activity Water-Based Activity

News Logo Children's Sailing Training, 18th/19th and 25th/26th May 2019

Further sailing training was organised for children in the Club's Optimists on 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th May.

News Logo Push The Boat Out, 19th May 2019

On Sunday 19th May, the club supported the national Push The Boat Out event organised by the RYA. The idea was to encourage people to get on the water, and to try out a variety of sailing and on-shore activities. The event was well attended, with all ages taking advantage of a sail. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Optimist and Puffer Optimists and Laser
Optimist and Puffer Optimists and Laser

News Logo Schools Taster Session, 10th May 2019

On 10th May the club ran a taster session for Fintry and Kippen primary schools. This gave the children some basic sailing experience, and also engaged them in shore-based activities such as rigging and tying knots. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Boarding Wayfarer and Stratos Departing for A Sail
Boarding Wayfarer and Stratos Departing for A Sail

News Logo Sailing Season Under Way, 5th May 2019

The sailing season is now well under way. Racing on 5th May offered good, if variable, winds. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Flying Fifteen Racing Solo and Laser 2 Racing
Flying Fifteen Racing Solo and Laser 2 Racing

News Logo Sailing Training, 4th/5th May 2019

Sailing training was organised for 4th and 5th May, for youngesters as well as adults.

News Logo Club Reopened, 21st April 2019

The club reopened on 21st April. The opening day race was sailed for the President's Plate in bright sunshine, but with very variable and at times treacherous winds. Calum Robertson (Streaker) established an early lead which he maintained, eventually coming first. The race was followed by a delightful buffet. (Click to see a larger version of the photographs.)

Club Pier Buffet
Fun at The Pier Opening Day Buffet

News Logo New Sailing Programme, 28th January 2019

As a result of the club survey, AGM comments and committee discussions, this year sees a significant change to the structure of the sailing/events programme and trophies. For example, pursuit races will be replaced by a general race series. Rules for other trophies have also been modified to allow them to be awarded fairly. Personal handicaps will be applied on an ongoing basis to various race series.

Two races will continue to be held at 13.30 and 15.30 on Sundays. Racing during the summer months has been interspersed with activity days to allow wider member participation. Members can see the changes in their new membership cards.

The new sailing programme can be found on the Activities page.

News Logo Loch Ard Winter Lunch, 19th January 2019

The first winter lunch on 19th January was well-attended, with both current and previous members turning up. More winter lunches will follow in February and March.