Our 18' Cheverton Champ was bought (new) in 1969, following the construction of the first clubhouse in 1968. 50 years later the clubhouse is long replaced but the Champ soldiers on. It sank on its mooring in the early 1980s due to a leaking exhaust system, and has undergone various refits over the years including a major engine re-build in the early 2000s which added (for a regrettably short time) the luxury of electric start. Over the years it has served as rescue boat, gate launch and committee boat, along with "special missions" as far as Gourock to retrieve errant racing marks and, on one occasion, to Largs to assist with regatta rescue duties.

A big effort has moved the hull into the boatshed for the next dose of TLC. The engine is repaired and ready for reinstallation, and we look forward to the Champ's 50th birthday with it restored to its original glory.

  • ANNUAL DINGHY PARK CLEARANCE: Sat 8 Dec to Sat 22 Dec.
  • Christmas Celebrations - Sun 23 Dec
    • Children's Party 14.00 to 16.00, then Bar open around 16.00
    • Carols, mince pies etc 17.00 to 19.00, with Tartan Harmony
  • Ne'er Day: mulled wine, showers, etc following the RNLI Swim at noon (Rhu Marina)
  • Marklaying fundamentals course (shore-based) - 20 Jan - see "Training" page
  • HSC Open Winter Series - 3 Feb to 31 Mar. 3 races per day - see "Open Events"
  • RYAS Academies - apply via RYAS.
    • 23/24 Feb  and 23/24 Mar: Lasers
    • 2/3 Mar: Optimists
  • The latest from RYA:  RYA News RYA Scotland News RYA Clubroom
  • Opening hours from 1 Oct:
    • Clubhouse open office hours only (Mon/Wed/Fri 09.30-13.00) and weekends
    • Bar Hours: Wednesdays 21.00-23.00; Sundays 17.00-18.00.
    • Coffee Club:  Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.30.
  • Junior Training (Mon/Tues evenings) - restarts May 2019 - see "Training" page
  • 100 Club: started in 1999, this has raised over £37,000 for club funds ...

Our thanks to everyone who responded to the Satisfaction Survey run by the RYA in June. The results for our club are here.

The response level was relatively low (27.4%), but in line with response rates in clubs across the UK (29.6%). We are quite pleased to be well into the top quartile of results, at 87.7% Members' Satisfaction. The UK average was 83.2%. We have taken time to examine the results and the 370+ comments to learn from them. You can read our Response and Action Plan here and any further input can be made via the committee or to the office.

What is encouraging is to see that we exceed members' expectations in almost all areas. We do, however, need to take action - where possible - where we fall short: