Last season was exceptionally busy and many members are still catching their breath after heroic efforts in support of the club. 2018 promises 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. Other repeat fixtures will be the RNLI Fashion Show in April, the Round Table Ale Festival in May and the Mudhook YC Regatta in June. The start of the season has however been far from restful - RYA Scotland has hosted 420, Laser, Topper and Optimist training academies throughout January and February with the last session booked for mid-March.

In addition, the 2018 Winter Series got off to a flying start on 4 February with 22 boats participating. This will continue on Sundays to mid-March, with some contingency dates in the diary should racing days be lost to bad weather.

Ashore, the changing room floors and benches have gone through long-overdue refurbishment, along with some adjustments to the ventilation system. Next up is the installation of a CCTV and lighting mast at the slipway head, to assist with security and to make late trips ashore from the moorings just a little bit easier in the dark; plus a new storage facility for mowers and other bulky kit.

A solid Training schedule is in place and nearly fully-booked already; plus a small fleet of new SailQubes has been purchased to take over from the ageing Optimists.

Socially, the bi-annual Burns Supper was a sell-out, yet again, and a New Members evening will be scheduled once spring is firmly in the air.

The fees for 2018 can be found in the "About" page - minimal changes from 2017 - and the annual Subscription Request cycle will start in late February.

Happy Sailing!