Firth of Clyde

RYA Dinghy Show 2016 Report

You know it’s the beginning of a new season when the RYA Dinghy Show comes round again, and although it didn’t feel like spring (in fact there was rain and hail over the weekend) the enthusiasm for the coming months was palpable. There was the usual banter over the new Portsmouth numbers being revealed (see HERE for the 2016 list), ...

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News from the Scottish Maritime Museum and Boatbuilding School

Various bits of news from Joanna Harrison: Scottish Maritime Museum Scoops National Award for Innovative Boat Building School  The Scottish Maritime Museum’s innovative Boat Building School has won the Enterprising Museum category at the 2015 Arts and Business Scotland Awards. The Enterprising Museum Award, which is sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland, recognises an innovative or entrepreneurial project that has delivered ...

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Crinan Canal Flotilla 2016

Seatrek and Scottish Canals are teaming up to run a cruise in company for cruisers through the Crinan Canal and up to Oban this year. Please see below from Alec Howie:

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Remarkable new Scottish Maritime Museum exhibit gives insight into innovation and WWII contribution of Denny Shipyard

From Joanna Harrison: A stunning, finely detailed ship model which gives an insight into the innovation which made William Denny & Brothers shipyard so influential has gone on show at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton. The model, which was crafted by William Denny & Brothers in 1930, represents a pair of passenger ferries, the ‘Isle of Jersey’ and the ...

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RYAS Champion of Champions, Largs 24/25th October

Report by Andy Johnston/Alan Henderson, pic courtesy Alan Henderson It was a wet and windy weekend at Largs for the RYA Scotland Champion of Champions event last weekend, with some exhilarating sailing reported along with the odd broken boat! Both days were to be windy, following a moderate first race on Saturday. The first race followed a W course, with ...

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Scottish Student Match Racing Championships 2015 report

Words by Craig Macdonald and Tony Mapplebeck, pictures courtesy and copyright Neill Ross: Kae Clark & Dundee are Scottish Student MR Champs 2015 Nicole McPherson (RNCYC) retains Ceilidh Cup Light winds on the Clyde over the weekend increased the pressure on Principal Race Officer David Denholm to achieve the requisite 36 races for a full round-robin of the 9 teams ...

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Toppers at RYA Scotland Zone Championships

Report by Christine Wood, with pics by Dougie Bell and Kirsty Wilson: RYA Scotland Zone Championships This year the RYA Zone and Home-Country Championships were held at Loch Tummel Sailing Club on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. With a turnout of over 120 boats, it was going to be a busy weekend. The Topper fleet was the largest, with ...

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Stewart Brewing RS400 Traveller at Dalgety Bay

From Keith Bedborough: Sunshine and fun at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Photos Credit Elana Grey / Fiona Greer (results here) 5 travellers joined the impressive 10 boat local fleet for the 6th traveller event of the 2015 RS400 Scottish tour sponsored by Stewart Brewing and JP Watersports. With a glam forecast of sunshine and breeze all were finally looking forward ...

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HLSC Regatta 2015 announcement

Please see an announcement sent to us by HLSC. Dear All It’s that time again for the annual HLSC Regatta, this year under a new sponsor, City Sailing. City Sailing is a sailing school which offers a wide range of RYA Theory Courses and is owned by a member of HLSC. As part of their sponsorship they have advised us ...

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