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First yacht race on Sunday...
18 May 2013
First Yacht Race of the Season.
Sunday 19th May. Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon.
Starting Gun at 13.00hrs.
Forecast is for Light winds and Sunshine. Honestly!
Easter Egg Race..
27 March 2013
Easter Egg Race -- Sunday 31st March at 10.00am.
Yes folks, the day you have been waiting for is just around the corner. Lochcarron Sailing Club Sailing Season will begin at the crack of dawn on Easter Sunday (Well 10.00am to be precise. Remember that the clocks will have gone FORWARD on Sunday morning -- so this does mean an early start!)
Last frostbite of the season!..
20 February 2013
Not for the faint-hearted?
Sunday 3rd March at 10.00a.m.
This is the last of the frostbite races. Make sure you keep warm. The loch will be at it's very coldest -- but Rescue will be at hand!
16 February 2013
Work Party Saturday 16th February
01 February 2013
Here's a couple of Pics from last Summer. D J asked us to post them.
Hopefully they will speed his recovery after his recent spell in Hospital.
(Davie enjoys the bouquet of his wine as the Barbie is lit on Meridian.)
(But even these Sea Dogs had to Abandon Ship!)
Roll on Summer 2013!!!
12 January 2013
The date of the AGM is Wednesday 30th January 7.30pm
at the Clubhouse.
Items for the Agenda by the 26th of January please.
New Year Frostbite Race Result...
02 January 2013
Frostbite Race 2nd January at 10.30a.m
The plan will be to have a couple of short races -- not long enough to cause serious damage.
Survivors will have circulation restorers available in the clubhouse afterwards!
Please come along .. bring some found and drink with you...........
Start 2013 with a splash!
Eight dinghies participated and had a couple of exciting races in squally conditions.There were six Laser Radials, one Full rig and one Phantom.
Dave surprised everyone, including himself, by winning the first race in his Laser and Steve got his act together to take the second in his Phantom.
(Grey and gusty. Great!)
Frostbite Race Two..
09 December 2012
Second Frostbite Race Sunday 9th December at Noon.
Get the thermals out .. it might be a bit chilly!
27 October 2012
Get your Thermals Out and get ready to Race!!
Planned for Sunday 11th Nov at 15:00h
Warm drinks will be served to those who are brave/stupid enough!!
Laying Up Supper 2012..
09 October 2012
The Laying up supper is on the calendar for the 23rd of November, at the Carron Restaurant.
Numbers are limited to 40.
It is suggested that the price will remain the same as last year at £20 per adult and £10 for age 15 and under.
Please can you email me asap if you would like to attend.
Gunn Trophy 2012 Results...
22 September 2012
We were joined by two teams from Plockton and one team from Gairloch at the Gunn Trophy this year.
In the morning there was no wind at all so we went Seal spotting and played "Catch the tail of the Dog" as we towed the Toppers across a glassy loch.
After the barbeque the wind picked up and we were able to sail four competitive races.
Here are just some of the sailors (Apologies to the gairloch sailors who had gone off to get changed when this photo was taken.
Lochcarron A team (seen here) won the series. Lochcarron B came second, Plockton A third, Plockton B fourth and Gairloch came fifth.
22 September 2012
All Highland Clubs are invited to send teams of three juniors to compete for the Celebrated Gunn Trophy!
Saturday 22nd September.
This is a fun event. Sailors must still be at school to compete and should be able to bring their own boats. (It may be possible to borrow a Topper -- but this is not guaranteed.)
Briefing at 11.00a.m. We plan to run 5 or six races -- with all results counting towards the final score. The day will end with a barbeque and prizegiving. There is no fee to enter.
If requested, informal coaching may be provided on the water.
Please contact D Murray on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Notice of Event:
All Highland and Moray Sailing Clubs are invited to send one or more teams to take part in this Junior Team Racing Event which will be held at Lochcarron Sailing Club on Saturday 22nd September.
The trophy is a scale replica of a British Navy cannon. (It is named after the late Douglas Gunn who was commodore of Lochcarron Sailing Club in the 1990s.) The winning Team will have the option to host the Gunn Trophy Event at their Club in 2012 if they wish.
Last Yacht Race of 2012...
16 September 2012
Provisionally. Our last Yacht Race will be starting at 1.30 p.m.
From Plockton, back to Lochcarron.
Sunday September 16th. All welcome. (Entry fee one bottle of wine.)
Watch this space for confirmation
Lochcarron Regatta 2012..
25 August 2012
Lochcarron Annual Dinghy Regatta: 25th and 26th August.
This is an open Regatta. All sailors are welcome to come along to enjoy a weekend of friendly competition on our beautiful Loch with excellent shore-side facilities.
Briefing at 11.30 Saturday. First Race 1.00p.m.
A typical start line up at our Regatta. We value individuality!
And we can cater for one design racing too!
Cost : (Including breakfast, lunch and tea and cakes over both days) £35 per double-hander, £20.00 single hander.
Two course evening meal available at clubhouse on Saturday at £8.00 per head. (£4.00 for juniors).
We look forward to seeing you here. Registration from 10.00a.m.
Yacht Race this Sunday 12th. August...
12 August 2012
Pursuit Race this Sunday. Open to all. Entry is one bottle of wine per boat.
Meet at Club house at 1.00p.m. Two hour race proposed with staggered start. Finish time probably 4.00p.m.
Come along and join the fun!
A pusuit race means that the slowest boats start first. The faster boats join according to their handicap and all boats will finish at roughly the same time.
The course will be set within the inner Loch and will allow for up to five laps within the allotted time.
04 August 2012
Kishorn Cup This weekend!
The date for the Kishorn cup is now 4th August. Meeting in Achintraid at 10am at Graham Macauley-Smith's house.
This is just above the Scottish Sea Farms Site on the South Shore. All are welcome.
The idea is that those who wish to go for a sailaway can go on from there.
Destination to be decided -- depending on weather and wishes.
Sail For Gold --Try A Sail Day!..
22 July 2012
16 July 2012
Baking urgently required for Lochcarron Highland Games Saturday 21st July
The Sailing Club is running the tea tent at the Games and stalls with a games. This is our main annual fundraising event and helps to pay for your drinks and biscuits at every session as well all the chandlery needed to keep the many club boats in working order.
Any baking for the teas would be much appreciated – please deliver to the clubhouse on the Friday afternoon or evening or to the tea tent at the Games.
Second Yacht Race Results...
12 June 2012
Five yachts competed in ideal conditions last Sunday. the result was veeeeery close. On handicap, the top four boats all finished within less that 40 seconds of one another. (Need to sharpen up that start Rob!! --- Look who's talking.)
(Seen above are (L to R) Planet Express, The Rebel, Amatory and Escape. Missing from the photo is Saorsa, the ultimate winner. (Sadly Mhojo was unable top compete as she awaits intensive (engine) care in Kishorn.) We are hoping to see the renamed Sassie and Ella for the next race on 15th July.
Jenny hands over the winning trophy to Teo and Crew.
Remember, all our yacht races are open to visitors. Entry fee: one bottle of wine!
Kishorn Cup Race Postponed..
31 May 2012
Please note that the Kishorn Cup Race which had provisionally been planned to take place on Saturday June 2nd has been postponed and will probably be held in August. More details to follow.
Our next yacht race will be held on Sunday June 10th. Briefing at clubhouse at 11.00a.m. Convener of this race: Doug Angus.
First Yacht Race of 2012!..
27 May 2012
First Yacht race of the Year.
27th May -- meet at 11.00a.m. at the Clubhouse.
Entry fee is a bottle of wine. These may be consumed at the impromptue prize giving afterwards. This race will be organised by Bart -- please contact him with any queries.
Topper Tournament Challenge!..
26 May 2012
This Saturday are YOU ready for a challenge?
Starting at 11.00a.m. we will be hosting a FUN challenge race with adults, juniors, beginners and old-timers competing in Toppers. There will be a series of short fun races and everyone will be able to watch from the comfort of the committee boat.
Afterwards we hope to have a barbie and warm ourselves in the first warm weather of the season. the forecast is for light winds and SUNSHINE!!
No charge to join in... come along and enjoy!
25 May 2012
Mark your diaries now! We welcome all visitors to our club for this event. More details will follow closer to the date.
2012 Programme Issued!..
14 April 2012
2012 Programme Published!
Check out the tab on the left marked, rather unimaginatively, "Programme 2012" to see what activities we have planned for the coming season. Can't wait to get back on the water after a damp, grey winter? Make a start on April the 1st with our first dinghy race of the season.
We will have a free barbeque too to get us off to a flying start.
See you there!
Youth National Championships 2012..
13 April 2012
Report by Cameron Kitson Jones
My brother Fraser and I took part in the RYA Volvo Youth Nationals, which was held this year in Pwllheli, North Wales and is the biggest youth sailing event in the UK. It had a record number of 390 sailors, 144 of which were 29er sailors (72 boats). The fleet was split into two flights for qualifying, yellow and blue, qualifying was done over a two day period and we managed to complete all 7 races however sadly missed out on the gold fleet by two points. This meant we had a good chance in the silver fleet . There was no racing on Wednesday as the wind was gusting up to and above 40 knots so we had to look forward to Thursday which was looking very promising for a good sailing breeze. So Thursday arrived and the wind was strong, 15 – 20 knots, the plan was to do 4 races and three the next day. We started the first race off in style finishing third, which put us in the lead of the whole fleet, so no pressure! The second race came and half way down towards the leeward gate we were lying in 4th place, unfortunately we had a collision with a boat coming up wind and the mainsail came down forcing us to retire from that race, this meant we could not afford to have a bad race for the rest of the regatta. The third race came and we had fixed our sail, the wind had dropped which made the racing very close and we managed to get a 12th place after some close aggressive racing. The last race came and the wind had unfortunately dropped off even more, we knew we needed to get a top 10 finish to keep us in the chase for a top three finish, and we were successful by getting a 9th place which was a relief. After Thursdays racing we lay in 5th position in the silver fleet with our fellow squad boats in front in 4th and behind in 6th . We were still capable of getting a top three finish with good results on Friday. We managed to do three races as targeted, and as the wind slowly picked up we managed to get a 4th place which really gave us a shot at a top three finish. The next race came and we were unfortunately spat out on the start line and forced to sail passed the fleet in last, knowing we had no discards left. We gained our way up the fleet and managed to finish in a respectable 8th place. It was all down to the next race, we had beaten our fellow squad member so we were lying in 4th place and with a good race we could take 3rd or 2nd. Unfortunately the wind dropped and we never got into the race and sadly finished in 15th this put us back into 5th place overall. We were unlucky not to get a top 3 finish however for our first big event we are both pleased with our overall position.
The Youth Nationals is a fantastic event where you get to compete with the best in the country, you gain so much experience and have a great time and I strongly recommend that Lochcarron's young sailors think about what they want to achieve out of sailing and to consider competing in more sailing events to improve your sailing and compare your level of sailing with others.
Membership 2012 Subs..
19 March 2012
Individual Adult £50
Cheque Payments as soon as possible please to
WORK PARTIES THIS WEEKEND..
10 March 2012
There will be work parties on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March from 10.30am
The main task will be to rebuild the sea wall which has taken a real battering over the winter.
All help greatly appreciated.
Extra shovels and/or barrows that would help to speed up the job.
08 March 2012
Thursday 8th March 7.30
23 February 2012
23rd February 2012
7:00pm for 7:30pm start in the clubhouse
Your sailing club needs you. Please be supportive.
BURNS SUPPER POSTPONED..
27 January 2012
POSTPONED DUE TO BY-PASS CLOSURE
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