In The News


We have an active FACEBOOK page running alongside our web site and use it for passing out urgent information. Within the web site the news is divided up into SOCIAL NEWS... SAILING NEWS.... APMYC (Model Yachters).

The whole site has been re-written and up-dated for 2018. I would interested to hear from people who cannot view the email addresses. To foil 'spam bots' they might not appear on the web page you are viewing if you do not have 'javascript enabled'. It's too long to explain here. Google it! For example


Are you thinking of taking part in this years Midland Laser Open meetings (incl HSC Sun 17th June).... then you had better read


All members have now been sent their membership renewal invitations for 2018. Please be aware that if you have changed your email address you may not have received your invitation but can still login to your personal Webcollect account with your original email details. If you want to change your email address on your Webcollect account please send an email with your new details to

DUTIES - The message is SIMPLE! Get your duties booked NOW. The rota for 2018 is up and running. You MUST have your duties booked before you can renew your membership. Renewal forms are already out if you have not received anything from WebCollect please get in touch.

Meet the Membership Team and renew/ book duties in person:


Boats and boat sheds for going back in the water. It needs as many people as possible, so please come and do what you can between 10 and 4. Free lunch! The 'BOATS IN' work party - 24th Feb.


RYA First Aid, 1 day training courses Designed to prepare you for First Aid situation in a marine environment. The RYA First Aid training course covers everything from minor bumps and scrapes to Hypothermia and CPR and is suitable for mariners of all ages. These courses are open to all current members, book your place via webcollect.


Input the results onto the Sailwave database. Don't leave it until the pressure is on and everyone wants the results! Come along and learn about the inner workings of Sailwave in a relaxed evening. This is aimed at duty officers, assistant duty officers and anyone who gets involved (aka roped in) to inputting and publishing racing results. An ability to type more than 1 word per minute would be useful. The course is free but please do try to book your place online using webcollect -(Events section) Wed 7th March 19:30 (1 Evening course)

Congratulations - on booking your duties, now you just have to remember how to get the powerboats out of the boatshed!

If you would like to refresh your powerboating skills before you next duty, drop in to the Club on Saturday 10 March between 9:30 and 4:00pm. Power boat instructors will be on hand to help you brush up on those competences from use of the radios, filling the fuel tanks to those all-important boat handling skills, so feel free to come along for an informal session there is no charge! Look forward to seeing you there.



The aim of this one day is to demistefy the Duty Officer’s role and show how easy it is. If you have 'had a go' at racing then you CAN be a Race Officer. The day is informal and limited to a maximum of 6 participants so that everyone can see properly what goes on. Saturday 7 April and Saturday 28 April. Full details can be found


Sunday 4th Match. WATCHOUT! We will be starting at 10am with 2017 Awards given out. AGM will commenced at 11am with the first race of the new season at 1.30pm.



A weeks sailing on the Clyde - based Isle of Bute - Saturday 11 Aug to Saturday 18 Aug Full details can be found


Gathering together students for a 2 day Thursday course 3rd/10th May. Not yet on Webcollect - so email Carol or Stewart for more details.


You can read the full document here. (Section 12).To summarise, if you see or are involved in an incident which might have caused injury or damage to property, you should record it on the relevant form which then should be placed in the bosun's log. This is to ensure that we continue to monitor and improve safety at the club. If you feel that the matter is urgent you can email the information to principal(AT)


We have PDFs of Training Posters for you to print and display perhaps at your workplace. There are courses for all levels: beginners, improvers and advanced. We also have a tri-fold leaflet to give to potential new members in our DOWNLOADS PAGE

Frankie goes to Holland....