Helensburgh Sailing Club is situated 25 miles northwest of Glasgow and offers sailors the opportunity to sail in a beautiful part of Scotland in the safe, yet exciting inshore waters of the upper Firth of Clyde. We offer dinghy and keelboat racing and cruising and are an RYA accredited training centre.
An exciting event is coming to HSC on the 10th October 2015. The final event of the Scottish RS200 Travelers Series. This is going to be a Sprint Event. What they are looking for is 8 races of 2/3 laps, between 20 and 25 minutes long, all on the Saturday afternoon. This is going to be a very entertaining and exciting event that will definitely keep the club race team on its toes.
This will be followed by a meal in the clubhouse, their AGM and a social evening in the club bar. Club members would be more than welcome to come and join the social evening.
A very successful Summer Sailing Week was held from 29th of June to 3rd of July. We were blessed with warm weather all week although the wind fell very light at times. Congratulations go to the complete novices - Sandy MacCullem and Helena Geoghan - who both achieved their Stage 1 and Stage 2 certificates. The intermediate sailors - Iona Symon and Ben Malcolm who both achieved Stage 4 and the more advanced sailors Alex Lang and Hamish McFarlane who achieved the Start Racing certificates and, in a first for Helensburgh Sailing Club, gained their Seamanship Skills certificates. (HSC only received final accreditation to run Seamanship Skills and Day Sailing advanced training modules from the RYA on the 26th of June. This is the first time HSC have had the infrastructure in place to teach these skills).
Congratulations also go to Hannah White and Callum Bell who both passed the Dinghy Assistant Instructor course that ran in parallel with the Summer Week, using real students to practice their coaching skills on.
Helensburgh Sailing Club will host a Traveller Event for Challenger Dinghies on the 3/4 October 2015. An Invitation and Notice of Race is available for downloading on the Sailability page.