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 17, 2019

Gareloch numbers were reduced due to some of the class participating in the German Classic yacht regatta in the Baltic. Those remaining were greeted by near perfect weather and I little judicious crew negotiations meant that Thia was persuaded to leave the gardening fo...

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...

June 4, 2019

The Gareloch Class went to the Royal Mersey Yacht Club at Rock Ferry to race in Mersey Mylnes.  The pier from which we went out to the boats is a listed structure and was used by a long gone ferry across the Mersey.  It was a very special party because our hosts celebr...

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