September 10, 2018

Wind was gusting strongly enough to discourage some.  Thia and Ceres went out to rig but did not leave their moorings.  

On the water Race Officer Iain MacGillivray was able to set a course zig zagging across the loch, giving two true windward legs and taking us to...

September 3, 2018

There was a good strength of wind and it was possible to set a course which incorporated two true windward legs.  Its direction, however, was more than a little changeable.  Especially near to the Clynder shore.

Catriona got away well on the first windward leg to B...

August 29, 2018

Race Officer Alan Yendell, conscious of lack of light and the risk of a drop in wind, set one of the shorter courses.  A true windward leg to B, off Silvers, and back.  As it was, there was time for two rounds.

The pin end of the line was the only place to start an...

August 27, 2018

Wind was blowing from the Shandon Shore so that our course began with a fetch to A, off the club.  Thence downwind to D north of Clynder in preparation for a windward leg home.  

Catriona fancied she had made a good start at the favoured shore end of the line and w...

August 20, 2018

There had been no wind all day.  International Judge Nigel Vick was at the club as chief umpire for the event in the British Keelboat League and had been whiling away the time but was enthused by the thought of a race in a Gareloch.  Julian Forrester was short of crew...

August 13, 2018

It was wet and windy.  Crews for six Garelochs arrived at the Club but only four left their moorings and one of them thought better of it.  Lucy Forrester, who is without fear and prone to understatement, said it was exhilarating.

The on the water race officer stru...

August 11, 2018


Five Sonars and five Garelochs took part.  The first start was scheduled for noon but Race officer Simon Pender, aboard David Whitham’s Evolene, could find no wind.  We waited and when breeze filled in from the south west, Simon’s team already had the course laid....

August 9, 2018

Ten of us turned out.  Luna was in her first race since 2014 under the new ownership of Julian Forrester.  We were visited by Michael Scholl and Jörg Kadgiehn of the Freundeskreis Klassische Yachten.  Both accomplished helms, they took charge of Dione and Athene....

July 26, 2018

Race Officer Carol Rowe was not helped by the fickle wind of the Gareloch.  There was breeze as we left the moorings but a grey cloud seemed to absorb any current of air around the start line.  We waited and were rewarded by a zephyr.  The only feasible course was to A...

July 24, 2018

The premier social and sporting event of the year.  If you have a Gareloch, that is.  Racing on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Lift off Drinks Party hosted by Reay and Jean Mackay on Friday evening.  A barbecue by Barrie and Arlene Choules on Saturday evening, when thos...

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