• Congratulations to our two young assistant instructors, James Forsyth and Daniel Tait, who passed their Dinghy Instructor course at Cumbrae with flying colours - yet more strength in depth in the team!
  • Thanks to all who helped tidy up after Storm Hector's visit. Thanks also to the MOD Police and the RNLI for retrieving the member's boat which came off its mooring - serious damage averted.
  • CCTV pole erected, cabling to be completed. Concrete poured for Storage Sheds base.  More installation work shortly and pairs of hands will be needed ...
  • ATTENTION KEELBOAT-OWNING MEMBERS: check the CYCA website for information regarding Crinan Canal operations (water shortage) and other matters concerning West Coast cruising
  • Junior Summer Week - 23-27 July - see "Training"  ** FULL - WAITING LIST **
  • RYA Race Coach Level 2 Course - Sundays 26 August and 2 Sept - see "Training"
  • Weekly Wednesday morning Coffee Club:  10.30 - 11.30
  • Scottish Water Rhu Sewerage Project: contractor use of Extension Dinghy Park until end July
  • 100 Club: started in 1999, this has raised over £37,000 for club funds ...

The 2018 Sigma 33 Class Championship took place in Dun Laoghaire over the long weekend 22-24 June and HSC was again well-represented in the overall results. Last year's winners (at Helensburgh) - Grant Simpson and Allan Lennox in "Miss Behavin" - took second place, with four Clyde boats at the head of the fleet. Overall winner was Alan Harper from Cove ("Leaky Roof 2"), third was Mark Bradshaw from Fairlie ("Busy Beaver") and fourth was Donald McLaren from HSC ("Sigmatic").

The event was run in "champagne sailing" conditions in Dublin Bay with 23 boats competing and representation from Cornwall, Wales, Liverpool Bay and Belfast Lough as well as the strong local Irish fleet - and, of course, the five Clyde boats.

The 2019 Class Championship is scheduled for Falmouth which will be a rather longer hop for Scottish boats planning to take part! 

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!