Hello all and welcome to this newsletter for August 2021.
Tarbert muster report
On 6-8 August we held our Tarbert muster. The weather forecast was favourable – at least wind wise! – which allowed 15 boats to attend Tarbert and join us for the weekend. On the Friday afternoon / evening the boats arrived at their leisure and we berthed mainly along the main East walkway which we eventually filled very nicely. On Friday evening some members ate at the Starfish restaurant in the town, whilst others catered onboard. On Saturday we had planned very little to maintain compliant with social distancing requirements but we were able to all head up to the marquee in the late afternoon. The tables were all set out to allow for social distancing and people brought up their own BBQ’s or picnics for dinner, as we arrived up to the marquee the rain descended heavily upon us but thankfully some gazebos outside the main marquee meant we could BBQ undercover and remain relatively dry. Although a little more subdued than normal the marquee allowed people to chat and socialise with friends as we move back closer to normal life. On the Sunday boats departed at their leisure back to their home ports.
The RSMYC Gavin Watt Golf Trophy
On Thursday 12th August 5 members (Matthew Hill, Jamie Moffat, Alastair Thomson, Iain Cameron & George Walker) met at Largs Golf Club to compete for the 2nd playing of the Gavin Watt Golf Trophy. The weather was breezy but remained dry throughout. After a close fought 18 holes Alastair Thomson (Breeze) emerged as the winner for this year and he was presented with the trophy by Lorraine Watt who came along and joined us for lunch afterwards.
The next muster is planned for 4-6 September 2021 and will be at Rhu Marina. We will have use of the Marquee at the marina and will use this on the Saturday afternoon. We would like to catch up on all the things we have missed over the last 2 years so to start with we would like to see all boats dressed on Saturday morning. We then plan a picnic lunch in the marquee (bring your own food and time to be confirmed!) coupled with our annual fancy dress competition which was delayed from Tarbert, the theme for the Fancy Dress is: ‘When I grow up I want to be….’ …..we look forward to seeing you and your boats all dressed up! We also plan to have a quiz after lunch in the marquee and drinks will be provided by the flag officers. On the Saturday evening we will be going to Masala Twist Indian restaurant in Helensburgh for dinner, we will arrange taxis accordingly on the day.
On Sunday morning the flag officers will serve breakfast rolls in the marquee – this will be weather dependant for the barbecue’s though!
Please could members who wish to attend the Rhu muster email your details including boat name, size, number of persons attending & berthing requirements as soon as possible, this allows for berth planning and to confirm the restaurant booking.
Coleen is busy planning the ladies lunch which will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 20th November, further details and booking info for this will be sent out nearer the time.
I hope to see you at the Rhu muster but for those who cannot make it safe sailing and see you soon!
35 Brueacre Drive, Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire, PA18 6HA.
Tel: 01475 529 035
May 07th/08th – Holy Loch muster
June 11th/12th – Troon muster
August 13th/14th – Tarbert muster
Sept 10th/11th – Rhu muster