The club held its annual open day on Saturday 13 May 2017. The event was run as part of the South Cowal Community Festival 2017.
Once again, the Jolly Roger was hoisted above the clubhouse and we were occupied by pirates for the day!
After a week or more of relatively stable, sunny May weather, anticipation was high that this would continue for the annual open day. However, the weather decided to have an open day of its own and rain was duly forecast. As is often the case, the forecast wasn’t entirely accurate, and we ended up having quite a few dry spells during the day.
Fortunately the forecast didn’t deter a high turnout of enthusiastic visitors from attending. Despite some precipitation and the wind at times dropping to nearly zero (not exactly ideal for a sailing experience!), the club managed to run numerous on-water taster sessions for dinghy, keel boat sailing, sea kayaking, and wind surfing as well as trips in the club RIBs.
Thanks go out to all the club members who volunteered their time – booking visitors on to their activity of choice, to the drivers, instructors and coaches taking people out on rides, making sure they had the right kit, the members chatting to visitors about water based sports and what the club has to offer. Also thanks and well done to all the visitors who participated with such enthusiasm despite the inclement weather!
Thanks also go to Coast Coffee, Chouxmake’s Cakes, All Sorts, the ice cream van, Alyson Dawes, Carys and Catriona for the crafts and SCCDC for their support. Special mention also to the Cowal Open Water Swimmers for jetty jumping and swimming! and to Robin Nicol from RYA Scotland.
We look forward to welcoming new members to the club!
The day was rounded off with a fun family quiz night at the club.
Some images from the day are attached below, more can be found on Facebook by following this link.