Glencoe Boat Club
Covid-19 (Phase one) of reopening
With a lot of communication over the weekend with your committee I have decided that the club remains closed in this phase and reviewed as the phases change.
The right to exercise by sailing can be done in phase one with your own boat from your mooring as long as you do not use the clubhouse and you live in a reasonable area of the locality, ( 5 miles being the Governments guide) please use the top carpark and the old slipway for your dinghy launching and stay 2mts away from different household’s as per the Government Guidance and the RYA links here https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/representation/Pages/Return-to-Boating.aspx
The pontoons are being repaired; they will not be installed until completed.
I have been in touch with the diver and found two possibilities for the dive boat and driver, all is being arranged just now and awaiting confirmation , so the members that have paid for their moorings this year will have their moorings inspected as soon as possible.
I will update you with information regarding the slow and cautious re-opening of the club (as health and safety mustcome before any changes are made) when I know the answers.
Following on from our Racing Rules Workshop being cancelled.
From Wednesday 29th April the RYA Scotland will be hosting a series of free webinars for racing sailors and aspiring race officials to introduce and explain the racing rules of sailing.
Whether you are your club’s rules expert, a squad sailor or just want to know a bit more, the six-week series will guide you through the racing rules to give you the best advantage on the race course.
More details here:
Dear all, I need to keep you all updated as to the situation we find ourselves in at the club.
The Diver was due to start his checks on the moorings tomorrow, Monday, but the diver and boatman cannot justify this as being an essential activity, this will be reviewed every 21 days and put back to a time that is classed as being safe for this to go ahead.
If you do decide that you wish to put your boat on your mooring, please keep this in mind and talk to your insurers explaining the situation for more advise.
The Wednesday race nights are postponed until further notice and the Regatta is also postponed, hopefully to a date later in the year.
The pontoons have not been re-instated yet, as all the floats are to be replaced before re-install.
All committee meetings have been cancelled.
I wish you all well in these dark times and look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.
For all you racers in the Club, Our Race Officer Jill has organised a workshop with RYA Scotland at Lochaber Yacht Club.
More details here and on our Facebook page.
Debbie Williams of Glencoe Outdoor centre is running a RYA Day Skipper Theory course starting this Friday 30th Jan over 2 weekends. 31st Jan – 2nd Feb & 21st to 23rd Feb.
She currently has 2 bookings and is keen to increase the numbers for better experience on the course.
So if anyone is interested please contact Debbie Williams at the Glencoe Outdoor centre for more information.
Our new online membership form is now on our website.
For the first time ever, you can now Join our Club or simply renew your membership straight from the website.
Things can’t be any simpler, click on the link below fill in your details and then submit.
We still prefer payment for the memberships by BACS.
The 2020 Membership form is now online, ready for you to download.
Please download it, fill it in and return it to our new Club Membership Secretary Margaret Galloway.
Click here to download Membership Form.
The Glencoe Boat Club sailing schedule for 2020 has now been released.
Put the dates in your diary, and we will see you at the club.
Glencoe Boat Club Sailing Schedule for 2020
Dear all I look forward to meeting you all at the clubs AGM this year on Saturday the 30th of November at 19.00 hrs in the clubhouse.
Agenda for GBC AGM 2019
Approval of last year’s minutes,
Sailing Captains report,
Election/re-election of office bearers,
Consolidation of rules and regulations,
Amendments to fees,
Any other competent business
Glencoe Boat Club A.G.M. minutes 10-11-18
Glencoe Boat Club AGM
The Club runs a dedicated Wednesday night series for keelboats throughout the Summer. Approximately 20 races are scheduled, these are always well supported with exciting racing due to the very variable wind conditions experienced locally. Competition is keen, but always fun and there are long standing Trophies to be won for the various events, there is also a great social aspect to the evening.
Below is a short video by a Club member showing an exciting Wednesday Evening Race Start.
There is always space for crew volunteers on the boats and no experience is necessary; if you fancy a go, come along on Wednesday nights at 1800 between April and September and try your hand.
Please contact the club’s Sailing Captain for more specific queries.