Last weekend was busy at the Club with the P1 Powerboats. This Friday we have the June Boat Club Session, then next Friday is the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership event. Please follow the instructions on the website article below about registering for this event.

As well as all of that you will have noticed the scaffolding on the South wall of the clubhouse. This is there to allow repointing of the wall ahead of it being chemically sealed against the ingress of rain through the 151 year old brickwork.

You may also have noticed that the fence between ourselves and Ogilvies is starting to come down. This should be complete this week and will allow our contractors to undertake works to seal the roof of the Ladies Changing Room and the Engine Shed.

In other news, Zebra should be ready for collection from GalGael in Govan w/c 10th July. Zebra has been up there for refurbishment over the last couple of months. Assistance will be required to load and offload in that week. Will let you know the details closer to the time. Think we will probably have a re-dedication of Zebra at the Club rowing regatta on Saturday 29th July. Zebra was 50 years old last month.

Should also mention the new dinghy the Club bought a couple of weeks ago. This is a Laser Stratos. This was sourced for us by Lyndsay Dowds. He and Al Black are making arrangements to start teaching sailing at the Club using this boat. It is capable of taking a crew of 4, so better suited for teaching large numbers. Will get more information out when details agreed.



The Club has a busy weekend coming up with the P1 Powerboats being in town. It would be great if the membership could help out at the following;

  1. Sat 17th June, 09:30 – 12:30 Beach & shed tidy ahead of P1 Powerboat event
  2. Thurs 22nd June 18:00 – 19:00 Put up bunting round Club
  3. Sat & Sun 24th & 25th June, all day Volunteers to assist with security at entrance, clearing glasses, picking up rubbish, making up rolls, selling rolls, tea & coffee

If we spread the load then we will all get a chance to enjoy the event.

If you can attend either of the first two above please just turn up. If you can help out at the third please drop me a line to so I know how we are placed for that day.

Will also get this out on Facebook, so please share to get the word out to as many of our members as possible.



Other types of boat are available and welcome


As you are no doubt aware the P1 Powerboat event is back again this year on the last weekend of June.

The clubhouse will be open as normal over that weekend, albeit that we will open the bar earlier on the Saturday & Sunday. Members and their guests are encouraged to attend and view the event from the balcony or hard in front of the clubhouse.

How will the event impact on normal operation?
  • There will be “soft” security at the entrance from the Esplanade checking membership cards, please have them with you. Alternatively, over this coming weekend paid up members can buy a specially designed RWSABC wristband for £1
  • Members will be asked not to take glassware off the balcony onto the hard. There will be plastic pint & half pint tumblers available. This is to minimise the possibility of broken glass down there and also reduce the area the glass collectors need to cover.
  • Members will not be able to launch any boat off the Club beach during the Saturday & Sunday, as we are within an exclusion zone for the event. Will post the Notice to Mariners on the Club noticeboard when received.
  • We have let the Club beach and hard above it to the event organisers for the jet bikes & jet skis to use as a localised base during the event. This will be out-of-bounds to all members to avoid any accidents or injuries.
  • The Esplanade, all side roads between it and Eldon Street as well as the north side of Eldon Street will either be closed to vehicles or have parking restrictions from midnight on the Wednesday. Please be aware of this when parking in the few days before the weekend.
  • There will be no public parking outside the clubhouse.
  • The participants and event organisers will be granted temporary membership for the weekend, on presentation of their accreditation. Please make them welcome.

The Chinese State Circus is also in the Battery Park over that weekend. So Fort Matilda and the surrounding streets will be very busy.

Unlike last year, we WILL NOT be opening the hard to the public. Furthermore, ONLY guests accompanied by a member will be granted access.

Trust the above clarified the arrangements for that weekend.

Adam A. Graham

Hon. Sec.

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