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 Euan Ross
Added: 22 Oct 2021
Regretfully we have to announce the death of one of our members Euan Ross. Although based in Hampshire Euan’s roots were in Kilmun and he was a regular visitor to the Club sailing his Piper OD Ailsa. His book” The Piper Calls the Tune” released at the time of the Piper Class 50th Anniversary was a great read and delved into many peoples thoughts and memories. This led to regular contributions to Classic Boat magazine and to his 2nd book “Highland Cowes” an even more in depth and compelling read of the local sailing scene. His wit and conversation around the Club events will be missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. Sail On Euan
 Rearranged Opening Regatta
Added: 16 Aug 2021
The cancelled Opening Regatta is
now going to be sailed on Wednesday 1st September to make the best use of the light the time gun has been advanced to 1830
 Gantocks Race
Added: 20 Jul 2021
Gantocks Race this weekend, get yourself ready for the Clubs Annual offshore race !!
 Club BurgeesThere Back!
Added: 16 Jun 2021
Due to popular demand the Club has obtained a supply of Club Burgees. Members can obtain one from Bill Aitcheson for the paltry sum of £25.00. These beauties measure 12” (30CM) by 18” (45CM ) in the old money and come hand sown. Just the thing for your Piper or Flying Fifteen or even your Keel boat or Dinghy. There is only a limited supply so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
 Boats in the Carpark
Added: 31 May 2021
The number of craft trailers is quickly reaching the agreed cut off figure of 50, anybody wishing to store their boat in the Carpark should contact myself and I will add them to the waiting list. As of now anybody parking craft that have not been through the waiting list will be asked to remove them.
 Racing To Restart
Added: 31 May 2021
Racing will start again with our opening Regatta on the 2nd of June followed up with the start of the Series Racing from the following Wednesday. We hope to open the Club House initially for folks to be able to use the toilets from the 2nd as well. The code for the front door has changed and I will be issuing the new code to paid up members shortly.
 Return to Boating
Added: 05 Apr 2021
Attached the link from the RYA in Scotland on the return to boating https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/representation/Pages/Return-to-Boating.aspx As per earlier guidance the dates and the restrictions to be eased are not guaranteed and we await confirmation from the Scottish Government, meantime stay safe.
 Update after AGM
Added: 15 Feb 2021
I am writing to update you on the Virtual AGM, firstly I would like to thank the 50 souls making up 43% of the membership who took part making this the most well “attended” AGM of recent times. Here is a quick update on the key decisions. Duncan will now have a third year in office as a result of the decision to suspend that part of the Constitution that restricts the Commodore to a two-year term. Members voted overwhelmingly to confirm the new regulations and charges for storing Craft in the Carpark, they also agreed to hold the other subscriptions at last year’s prices. All of the Committee and Officers were re-elected with congratulations to Sallie Condy as the new member of the Committee and thanks again to Alex for all his work over the last three years. Following on from the AGM the Committee faces a number of challenges first amongst these will be the organisation of the sailing season in whatever format we are allowed, more to follow on this. Other items include the removal of the abandoned yacht Tae an Awe, the promotion of the new Carpark storage regulations and works to improve the facilities both within and outside the Clubhouse. From an organisational point the Constitution is up for review this year and suggestions on possible changes will be sought from both the Committee and the wider membership. We need to consider how we are going to encourage the 50+ members who did not join last year to join this year. Also, in light of the turnout at the AGM we should investigate how we can maintain the extra numbers when we are allowed to return to face to face meetings. And finally, we have space for two new life members, nominations would be welcome for discussion and for putting to next year’s AGM. Further suggestion or ideas on what we should be looking at as priorities would be welcome. Further suggestion or ideas on what we should be looking at as priorities would be welcome. Scott Secretary Holy Loch Sailing Club
 Covid-19 Update
Added: 09 Apr 2020
We had our first virtual meeting on Monday 6th April with some degree of success. The outcome of this is that the Club is still closed and all activities suspended. We have had to cancel the lift in along with the First Series and Opening Regatta along with all social activities. All Cadet actives have also been suspended until June at least. When we get the all clear Bill will be in touch with the racers to discuss how we go forward while Neil will be in touch with the Cadets. The Committee recognise that people may be experiencing financial uncertainties and would ask that. Where possible members should continue to pay their annual subscriptions along with their mooring fees as appropriate. New mooring tags are due this year and these will be issued when it is ok to do so. Racing and Cadet Fees have been suspended at the moment and will apportioned to cover what’s left of the season when we start again. Concerning the storage fees for craft left in the carpark members will now be able to delay payment until September. The Committee has still decide on a course of action for members who have craft that would incur the extra charge as a result of their craft being stored for more than two years. Finally the Committee had discussed early this year changing of the door code as it has been in place for some time now. It is proposed tochange the code and members advised of the new one in due course.
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