• A great Winter Series    Results
  • Sail Training:  Classes started 7 May, and on 8 May for beginners
  • The Beer & Gin Festival is done and dusted (18/19 May) for another year. A huge vote of thanks to the many members who helped.
  • CCTV pole erected, cabling to be completed. Concrete poured for Storage Sheds base.  More installation work shortly and pairs of hands will be needed ...
  • Scottish Optimists Training Weekend - 7/8 July - at HSC.   Apply here
  • Junior Summer Week - 23-27 July - see "Training"  ** NOW FULL - WAITING LIST **
  • Weekly Wednesday morning Coffee Club:  10.30 - 11.30
  • Scottish Water Rhu Sewerage Project: utilisation of half of the Extension Dinghy Park, finishing in July
  • Unpaid subscriptions are now being lapsed (31 May deadline passed)
  • 100 Club: since its initiation in 1999 the 100 Club has raised over £37,000 for club funds ...

HSC was well represented, once again, in the overall results for CCC's Scottish Series held over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend at Tarbert. In absolutely stunning sailing conditions, two of the overall trophies went to HSC members:

  •  The Alfred Mylne Cup for best overall performance in the CYCA Handicap classes - as well as winning Class 5 - went to Howard Morrison sailing his Sigma 38 "Enigma".
  • The Joe Deane Trophy for best overall performance in the One-Design classes - as well as winning the Sonata Class - went to Brian Wiseman's "Virtuoso" which was helmed by Guy Neville from Ardfern.

Other notable performances were:

  • the HSC Commodore/Treasurer combo of Alan Jeffrey and Paul Scutt finished 5th in the highly competitive "RC35" / IRC2 class in their First 36.7 "Carmen II"
  • the Sigma 33 Class saw "Miss Behavin'" (Allan Lennox and Grant Simpson) finishing 3rd overall, one place ahead of "Mayrise" (James Miller).
  • Clive Reeves finished second overall in "Lyrebird" in CYCA Handicap Class 8

2017 was exceptionally busy and many members are still catching their breath after heroic efforts in support of the club. 2018 is shaping up to be a bit quieter - in theory! The biggest event on the horizon is the RYA Scotland Zone Championships on 29-30 September, coupled with welcome returns from the Solos and RS200s also both at the tail end of the season. The start of the current season was pretty busy too! RYA Scotland ran 420, Laser, Topper and Optimist training academies throughout January, February and March. In addition, the 2018 Winter Series had a superb turnout, with the weather no more adverse than had been expected!