Sailing

2016

We managed to keep sailing through the winter months of late 2015 and early 2016 although the wind and rain drove us to take shelter in the Clubhouse on more than one occasion.

On a sunny afternoon at the end of March we welcomed a group of Naval Architecture students from Strathclyde University to sail Strathclyde 70 yachts.  They had designed and built these yachts as part of their studies.

We had one day of shirt-sleeve sailing in mid April; followed the next week by a return to wind resistant gear. We were looking forward to warm sunny days (with a good sailing wind, of course) as spring turned into summer.

Wednesday 11th May brought a 2nd suit easterly wind curling around the pond with bright sunshine meaning we could discard our heaviest jackets. However the sun and warmth also stimulated the weed which loves wrapping itself around our keels. As a consequence all our planned events from May to August had to be cancelled.

Although Renfrewshire Council had promised to keep the pond clear this year they failed to  provide suitable treatment. A contractor partially dragged the pond in late August and after trojan efforts by club members to hunt down and remove weed the pond finally became sailable again at the end of September – just as the wind and rain return!

 

See our Calendar for details of Radiosailing events at home and across Scotland.

 

Reports of Events in 2016

Karachi Cup 08/10/2016 (Report to be added)

 

Reports of Events in 2015

120th Anniversary Regatta for IOMs – 17/10/2015

IOM Open Meeting – 11/04/2015