COVID-19 UPDATE (June 2020)
As you are no doubt very much aware, some of the restrictions on water sports have been relaxed as outlined in the First Minister’s briefing 30 May 2020. RYA Scotland and the SCA have also published statements.
In preparation of seeing a return to our water-based activities the TSC board had set up a Covid group which will provide a Road Map or in our case a Navigation Route to steer us through the lockdown towards a safe conclusion.
The Navigation Route is being consistently reviewed by the Covid group, their goal is to keep you and your loved ones safe, protecting the emergency services, including RNLI & Coastguard and of course the NHS.
This is a link to the Navigation Route, this document should give all members a guide to show how TSC plans the way forward. Our guidance as always is continually sought from the Scottish Government, RYA & SCA and is continually reviewed and developed.
No doubt many of you will be keen to get back on the water, due to the restrictions still in place you may be thinking of alternative methods of doing so. The board would caution against this, advising members if they are to sail, paddle or swim:
- Keep to the sport you normally partake in and do so within your own capabilities.
- Observe physical distancing, do your sport with people from your own household.
- Stay local, broadly 5 miles.
- Remember the CLUBHOUSE IS CLOSED whilst we are in Phase 1, (the compound is however open) therefore there are no toilet or first aid facilities
- Be kind, friendly and considerate, though I know none of you will have any problem with that!
There will unfortunately be no club or organised activities, this will be reviewed in Phase 2
If you have any comments or suggestions on our current approach, please get in touch.
Welcome to Toward Sailing Club, Toward, Argyll, Scotland
Toward Sailing Club is situated at the southern- most point of the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll. It is located about 8 miles south of Dunoon on the A815 – approximately one and a half hours travel from Glasgow and provides access to some of the best sailing and sea kayaking waters in the country.
The club calendar reflects the varied interests of the members with everything from ceilidhs to cruises, racing and training, along with our section of sea kayakers who also offer training/coaching and various trips and lectures. Be sure to check out the news page for all the latest updates.
The clubhouse is situated on the shore of the Clyde estuary opposite the scenic Isle of Bute, with easy access to the water for trailers, sailors, dinghies, power boats and sea kayaks.
Professionally maintained moorings are provided by the club for its members, while those members without a boat of their own can sail one of the club’s fleet of Topper, Pico and Optimist dinghies. We also have a range of club owned sea kayaks available for member use.
The area immediately off the club provides excellent racing conditions for both dinghies and keel boats. Racing is open to all members including junior members and takes place on Thursdays throughout the season and Sundays at the beginning and end of the season. Toward Sailing Club is also a RYA Training Centre offering training to both adults and juniors. Those who prefer sea kayaking can head out to a wide range of destinations depending on experience and ability.
Toward Sailing Club is on the doorstep to a real adventure! Whether it is a short hop over to one of the many eating places on the Isle of Bute or longer cruises to Loch Fyne and beyond, everyone finds something to suit them when sailing and kayaking out of Toward. Even a visit to the north of Ireland is within easy reach of the more adventurous sailor who have a couple of days to spare. There is even a prize for the best cruising log of the year!
Everyone will be assured a warm welcome at Toward Sailing Club!