The Clubhouse
RYA Scotland Club of the Year 2018
Receiving the trophy at Inverkip
The 2016 Flying Fifteen Scottish Nationals @Kippford
The club has been a leading Flying Fifteen club for decades
Horse Isles Bay Picnic 2018
Costa Kippford
On the start line!
And they're off!
Laser Open
Hunca Munca as committee boat
RNLI Regatta
With Hestan and Balcary behind
Craning In
The start of the cruiser season masterminded by Jim
Hunca Munca
Kite flying
Mudlarks - Cadet Week
Happy cadets but slightly less than clean
Kintra
At the mouth of the Urr with the Cumbria coast in the far distance
Open Day 2019
Elizabeth giving joyrides in the club Bahia
Open Day 2019
Welcome visitors from RNLI Kippford
Open Day 2019
Vice Commodore giving joy rides in Whisper
Open Day 2019
Framed
The Flying Scotsman
He made it
Close Racing
Three Laser Radials in a tussle
Little and Large
Roy Kerr and La Malouine arrive
Traditional End to Cadet Week
Senior Instructors made themselves scarce
Close to the Wire and the Water
Spitfire in full cry
Whiteport Picnic
Arriving to start a glorious picnic at the end a great week
A Busy Boat Park
And prizes for all
Getting Crowded in There
At the pontoons ready to rock and roll
The Future
New members for 2025 survey the sailing area

 

May I take this opportunity to thank all who have manned the Safety boats for your support to the SYC this year. 

 

For information, we have managed to supply manning for two safety boats at every SYC club racing weekend, including fully manned safety boats at the SYC Cadet Week and of course Kippford Week. We have also provided and manned 2 safety boats for the Five Castles event at Loch Ken and Four Safety boats at the Open Weekend in September. 

 

This has been no mean feat when we were without Popeye until the end of August. 

 

I would also like to thank on behalf of "all the sailors" and "the Solway Yacht Club committee" in particular those people who loaned their own boats during Cadet Week and Kippford Week and those who manned their own boats and Ribs on many occasions to give us complete cover and support:

·      Dennis Latta for Spare Rib and 

·      Jim Prentice for Jim's Rib.

·      Sarah and Richard with Bishops’ Rib

·      Becky and Piggy with  Becky's Rib

·      Joanne and Mark with their new  Rib, Medium Rare

·      Alan Crichton with Speedy Pimm

·      Lindsay Tosh with Jack Thompson 

·      John Dee with Minx. 

 

May I mention two people, the man I sail with, our Club Secretary John Sproat who has covered Safety no less than 11 Times this season  and Alan Gillman a new SYC Club member this year who has been on a Safety Boat so often that he has only raced his own flying fifteen on one occasion!

 

Next season is already being planned and looks to be as busy as ever. There are planned at least two Powerboat level 2 courses and a Safety Boat Course. There will also be an be opportunity for  Powerboat level 2 continuation & improver sessions over the closed season, the first being 14/15 December. Please just let me know if you would like to take part. 

 

That should keep our "five club" volunteer Powerboat Instructors busy.

 

May I use this opportunity to ask if there are more club members who would like to join the Safety Boat Roster. Please don't be shy just let me know. Without Safety Boats on the water there would be no dinghy racing!

 

Pete Hammond

Safety Boat Officer