We have the Challengers returning to the club on 3rd June, hopefully for another sun-drenched weekend. Please find the Sailing Instructions attached.
The club are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Scottish Challenger Traveller Series 2023 Qualifier T3 on the weekend of 3rd and 4th of June.
For more information, invitation and notification of race is attached.
Regular Sunday morning cadets sessions will be starting again from April 16th 2023. Cadets sessions are fun sailing sessions for ages 8 to 17 and all are welcome from complete beginners to experienced racers.
Sunday sessions are free to members. More details to follow, or if you can’t wait, Contact Us.
Looking for a new way to get outdoors and get active? Trying to find something you can enjoy together as a family? Want some fun and adventure? If your answers are yes, Castle Semple Sailing Club is inviting you and your family to come and experience Sailing for free.
Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a go. A range of club boats will be rigged up and ready to sail with experienced club sailors happy to take you out onto the water.
When: Saturday May 27th 2023, all day from 10am.
What do you need? Just dress appropriately for spending time outside in May in the West of Scotland, and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. We’ll supply everything else.
For more information on RYA Discover Sailing visit https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/discover-sailing/Pages/Hub.aspx
The 2023 calendar of events has been updated and can be found on the Event Calendar page.
The Winter Series starts at 12 noon on Sunday 19th February. Not only should it be reasonably mild, we should be using our new, improved start line from the new clubhouse. The Winter Series runs for five Sundays, and we will be making use of a new Duty Roster. One method of accessing it will be by way of a QR Code exhibited at the club, and in due course, online.
New containers are taking shape!
Our new Calendar of Events is now published, click here to find out more
Once again we were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny weekend for the Scottish Sailability Challenger event – 2 glorious days of sunshine but sadly not a lot of wind until after the racing had finished at Sunday lunchtime.
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who came along to help – we couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks to Angus for RO duties, Alice for organising all the food, Mark for safety boat and Steve C , Brian and Stan as assistants, Hugh and Oliver for helping on Friday afternoon to assemble the boats.
Since there were only 5 visiting boats this year and Jon was unable to find any takers to sail his 2 challengers Jon said he would sail one and was looking for someone else to sail the other one as his eyes landed on me……never having sailed one before I can say in all honesty once there is a bit of wind they are great fun to sail.
5 races were planned over the 2 days. After an interesting first race with the wind going from nothing to quite a good breeze and then totally changing direction resulting in a shortened course, it was time for lunch and who should turn up but Stan…….but also so did Jan and her friend Laura – as Jan said they timed it just right they walked in to the compound and sat down to lunch! Great to see Jan looking so well.
After a good lunch it was back to the challenge of the wind for a further 2 races, personally I enjoyed my investigation of the far side of the loch making friends with the swans on a sunny afternoon I had my picnic (juice and chocolate) with me so no problem that there was no wind and I could take a while to get back – although I did accept a tow back after the second race. Meanwhile, Jon was out for a win giving Duncan Greenhalgh and Alex a good run for their money.
Forecast for Sunday was nae wind as far as I was concerned, but others must have seen a different website as the consensus was wind was definitely forecast to arrive at 10am or maybe 11am……. so the final 2 races started – slowly and continued slowly although on the final race the wind did pick up and I thought there was a chance that I might not be in my now customary last position but alas at the final buoy both Dik and Ronnie passed me.
After more food and the prize giving it was time to pack up and for the helpers time to get out and enjoy the now substantial breeze for the afternoon.
Final Results are here
Some pictures from the weekend are here
Two of our Vortex fleet went to the National event hosted by the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club.