• NOTE : routine clubhouse opening Mon-Fri stops end Sept. Thereafter office hours only (Mon/Wed/Fri 09.30-13.00) and weekends.
  • Junior Training (Mon/Tues evenings) now finished - apply early for 2019 classes!
  • RYA Scotland Youth and Junior Regatta - Sat/Sun 29/30 Sept. Enter via RYAS website. HELPERS NEEDED. MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE WORK PARTY ON 22 SEPT. GREAT JOB!
  • HSC Annual General Meeting - Thursday 4 Oct at 19.30 for 20.00. Paperwork issued on 13 Sept. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have not received.
  • Autumn Series on Sunday afternoons: start delayed to 7 Oct - see "Club Racing" - plus Regatta Class provision for Juniors. Runs to 18 Nov.
  • RS200 Sprint Regatta - Saturday 13 Oct - see "Open Events" page.
  • RYAS Optimist Academy: Sat/Sun 17/18 Nov: apply via RYAS. Also on 2/3 Mar.
  • RYAS Laser Academies: 23/24 Feb and 23/24 Mar: apply via RYAS.
  • Coffee Club:  Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.30.
  • Winter Bar Hours: Wednesdays 21.00-23.00; Sundays 17.00-18.00.
  • 100 Club: started in 1999, this has raised over £37,000 for club funds ...

Our thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to the Satisfaction Survey run by the RYA in June. The results are now becoming available and you can see the report for our club here.

Although the level of response was relatively low (27.4%), this was in line with response rates in clubs across the UK (29.6%). Having deliberately taken no steps to "coach" HSC members on their replies, we are quite pleased to be well into the top quartile of results, at 87.7% Customer Satisfaction. The UK average was 83.2%.

We will take time to examine the results and to learn from them. What is encouraging is to see that we exceed members' expectations in almost all areas. We do, however, need to find out more about where we fall short:

  • access to water, mooring and launching facilities: this is understandably one of the most important topics, but we can't do a lot about the geography! We do recognise, however, that there are aspects of the Dinghy Park and the slipway which need attention. Work is scheduled for this autumn. Please contact us if you would like to raise any more specific concerns.
  • welcoming atmosphere and making members feel valued: the widely varying uses made of our facilities make a "one size fits all" approach a bit tricky. We do try - but clearly some members feel we could try a bit harder! Again, please get in touch if you have specific suggestions. We aren't exactly overwhelmed with members volunteering to take on committee-related duties, and so please moderate your suggestions to match, as far as possible, the art of the possible.

Participation in a nationwide survey brings with it lots of advantages in terms of professionalism and the ability to compare ourselves with others. We hope that members will see this as a valuable exercise, but also that they will take the time to articulate such criticisms as they have, and play some part in helping us to make things even better.

West Highland Yachting Week (Craobh/Oban/Tobermory)

  • Class 3: 2nd overall "Carmen II" - Paul Scutt / Alan Jeffrey

Bangor Town Regatta (Belfast Lough)

  • NHC Unrestricted Class: 1st overall "Miss Behavin'" Grant Simpson/Allan Lennox

Sigma 33 OOD Class Championship (Dun Laoghaire)

  • 2nd overall: "Miss Behavin'" - Grant Simpson/Allan Lennox

CCC Silvers Marine Scottish Series (Tarbert)

  •  CYCA Class 5 + Alfred Mylne Shield for best CYCA H'cap performance:  "Enigma" - Howard Morrison
  • Sigma 33 Class: 3rd overall "Miss Behavin'" - Grant Simpson/Allan Lennox
  • Sonata Class + Joe Deane Trophy for best one-design performance: "Virtuoso" - Brian Wiseman
  • CYCA Class 8 (Restricted Sail): 2nd overall "Lyrebird" - Clive Reeves

2018 is proving to be a bit quieter than2017. The biggest event on the horizon is the RYA Scotland Zone Championships on 29-30 September, coupled with welcome returns from the Solos and RS200s also both at the tail end of the season.