July 26, 2019

Four Garelochs came to the starting line with crews on the helm.  The evening breeze was welcome after the hot day.  The Gareloch was uniformly rippled which encouraged us on a windward leg up the Shandon shore, then a broad reach to C, at the north end of Clynder.  At...

July 15, 2019

The Boinard starting line (between the two pins of the fixed starting lines) has been useful for the past few Sunday races.  Today, it could not have been more square to the wind if it had been laid specially.  On the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray selected a cou...

July 10, 2019

Race Officer Linda Pender sent us across the loch to B, off Silvers, and back.  There was time for two rounds.  The pin end of the starting line was the place to be so that there was inevitable crowding.  Halcyone was there a little early and obliged to bear away down...

July 8, 2019

Ceres joined us for the first time this year, we now have 10 Garelochs afloat.  The steady air of Saturday was gone at the start of Sunday afternoon’s race.  On the Water Race office Barrie Choules, aboard Halcyone, set a course with a true windward leg to B, off Silve...

July 6, 2019

The Gareloch Class midsummer passage race was this year to Gourock for lunch. Whilst not as adventurous as some previous events, a remarkably good race.  The forecast had been for very light wind but it was steady all the way to the Royal Gourock Yacht Club and for our...

July 1, 2019

Not encouraging for the cruising sailor as we made our way out.  It was gusty as a squall of rain passed down the Gareloch.  The sky cleared by the time of the start.  The gusts remained strong.

On the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray (sailing as crew on...

June 26, 2019

An evening of light air.  There was not enough to tempt the Sonars.  Race Officer Michael Knox waited a little before setting the shortest course to A, off the club, and back.  

Catriona had trouble rigging and was very late at the start.  Usually, that would...

June 12, 2019

Race officer Stewart Gibb took advantage of a steady breeze, at least by the standards of the Gareloch, to send us on a course zig-zagging across the loch.  

The shore end of the starting line was well to windward but pressure was lighter and more variable there.  Catri...

June 10, 2019

In good breeze, on the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray was able to choose one of the longer courses.  It began with a leg to windward to B, off Silvers.  The two usual starting lines, from buoys Y or Z to a mast on the shore, are heavily biassed when wind is from...

June 10, 2019

A contingent of four Garelochs took part in the Mudhook Regatta, held on the east patch in the river.  The committee struggled with lack of wind to start with and moved further west than the usual east patch sailing area to find a decent breeze which improved over the...

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