September 24, 2018

The last of the Sunday races this year.  Its not all miserable, though.  We are off next weekend to the Starnberger See in Bavaria to team race against the Freundeskreis Klassische Yachten.  The event is sponsored by Budweiser (not the American one) so that we are keen...

September 19, 2018

Some people cannot make the earlier starts on Tuesdays in September.  On this evening, Dione and Teal were absent.  The on the water Race Officer set a course which should have given a couple of legs to windward.  As often happens in the Gareloch, direction of wind cha...

September 17, 2018

Gusty again as we made our way out to the boats.  The effect is heightened with sails flapping on the mooring.  That put off crews on Luna and Zephyrus, they missed a good race with wind moderating a little.  There were five of us at the start.  Iain MacGillivray sent...

September 12, 2018

11.9.18.

It was a windy evening, at least to start with.  A couple of crews went out to rig but thought better of it.  That left Teal, Hermes and Catriona.  Some of the others cannot make the earlier start in the September series, necessary on account of fading light....

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 7, 2018

A trio of blind and visually-impaired sailors from the UK has won the Blind Match Racing World Championship 2018.

The Blind Match Racing Worlds – hosted for the first time in the UK by the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club – was won by Great Britain’s Sharon Grennan, a...

September 6, 2018

HRH The Princess Royal – Patron of the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club – watched a semi-final race between GBR1 and USA before spending time talking with competitors, race officials and event volunteers at Rhu Marina.

Team USA Skipper Walter T. Raineri (pictured above...

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...

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