Race reminder: race 3, early series. Sunday 19th May 1400

Just a gentle reminder for those of you who aren’t already away enjoying this great cruising weather that race three of the 4 race early series is this Sunday. I hope to be able to get a windward mark laid on Sunday morning as the lady isle buoy is not yet in.

Start times on the board from 1415-1430 depending on how quick your boat is. We have had 4 boats racing in each day so far and five overall so with such a pleasant forecast I hope you can encourage more of you out.

As previous meet at the club house from 1330.

First Wednesday wackies also fast approaching on 29th May 1900-1915 start.
Details as per calendar in club and club card

Connor McGaughey

Spring Series Race 2 report

A slightly chilly NW wind varying from 12-18 knots greeted the 4 participating yachts for race two of the TCC spring series.

Sea state was moderate making for some interesting manoeuvres at the windward Irvine buoy which was rounded twice when completing the the long NW course.

Unfortunately two yachts were delayed from their original start time due to the “stay in harbour light” being displayed by the harbour master but allowance was given for the new start time in the results.

Selkie once again retired not due to a furler failure this time but due to a snapped tiller. Although there was almost two miles separation between the first and second boats to cross the finish on correction it can down to a three minute winning margin after around two hours of racing to Connor McGaughey and team on Crystal Clear followed by Ken Stott and crew on Hunters Moon.

This week Stuart Powrie was a little under crewed and brought up the rear albeit 3rd on Green Kestrel.

The attached video shows how bumpy and tricky the racks were especially for the sailing newcomers on Crystal Clear and I’m sure Green Kestrel. [sorry, video can’t upload to website]

No inshore racing this Sunday as muster with rave to Largs on Saturday and return race Sunday (sailing Instructions to follow)

Connor McGaughey, Mark Johnston and James Purss will be representing the club in the IRC 4 class this weekend at Kip Regatta.

Sunday racing returns on 19th May: 13.30 meet at club house.

TCC Muster at Largs on 11 & 12 May

Hello everybody
Please sign up on the board in the clubhouse for the first muster of the season to Largs.  We need to prepare a list of boats to advise Largs Yacht Haven and a list of those attending the meal at the Bosun’s Table in Largs.  If you cannot get to the clubhouse to put your name on the list, please advise Ewan directly.

Please also sign up if you are unable to sail but would like to make your own way to Largs and join us at the Bosun’s Table.

An evening meal has been specially arranged with the Bosun’s Table at 7:30pm, 11th May (they are normally closed in the evening) at a cost of £25.  Since this is a special arrangement, we need to provide them with accurate numbers by 4 May, so if you are interested get your name down.

The Muster is an opportunity to introduce potential new members to the club, so if you know someone who may be interested, then please invite them to come along.  They will be most welcome.

Ewan has arranged a berthing cost of £22 per boat with Largs Yacht Haven but again must provide a list of boats before 4 May.

On approaching the marina, you should contact Largs Yacht Haven by VHF channel 80 or by phone on 01475 675333, advising them you belong to TCC and request a berth (they will have your boat name on their list).  On arrival you are responsible to check in at the marina reception and pay the berthing fee.

If you would like to participate yet have no boat or your boat is not ready and would like to crew on another boat, please contact Peter. If you are taking your boat and have spare berths available, please contact Peter.  We will then attempt to put you in touch. Also, I am sure we will be able to accommodate anyone wishing to take passage one way only.


Spring series race 1

Race one of the spring series is this Sunday. Start times are on the board but if you would like to take part and your boat isn’t there simply turn up at the club around half one and I’ll get a start time for you. Looks like a potentially champagne breeze to kick the season off with so hope to see you all there.

Course will be decided on the day. Sailing instructions and course cards on the board in the racing section.

Come along and give it a go!


Connor McGaughey