Please see below a short video demonstrating how to use the Club Bar in the coming couple of weeks.

Brilliantly Filmed again by Karen Radford, with the help of some vagrant Members as extras.

The formal guidance will be published later tonight.

Trust everyone who made use of the Beer Garden at the weekend enjoyed themselves. It was great to see people in the real world again, using the Club for more than sports. Adherence to the guidance was great. Understand the video helped, as well as adding some entertainment.

As relaxations of the Scottish Government restrictions continue we have been working on a plan for the re-opening of the internal spaces for seating. The formal guidance and another video will be published in the coming days, ahead of our planned opening internally on Thursday 16th July at 8pm.

For the remainder of July we plan to open the following hours;
Thursday 8pm – 11pm
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 2pm – 10pm
Sunday 3pm – 7pm

Thank you for your continued support.

Look forward to seeing you on the water and about the Club.


Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

Please have a look at the video below. It demonstrates how to use the club while the beer garden is in operation.

We would ask that you read the published guidance on the Club website as well.

We would prefer payment by card if at all possible.

Please use this facility respectful of our neighbours and other users.

Be safe


As intimated in the Greenock Telegraph today, George’s funeral will take place this Saturday morning. The funeral cortege will be leaving from his home at approximately 9:45am.

We would respectfully ask that Members visiting the Club avoid parking cars on that side of the Esplanade from lunchtime on Friday until after the cars have left to progress along the Esplanade on Saturday.

As the service at St. Mary’s R.C. Church is private and there will be restrictions on numbers at Knocknairshill Cemetery, it may be appropriate for the Members to show their respects as George passes his second home.

It is with the deepest of regret that we intimate the passing today of George Hossack.

Mary and the family asked the Club inform the membership that he passed away peacefully at home.

We will of course keep you informed of any funeral arrangements and how we can all pay our respects.

Following the Scottish Government statement at lunchtime today and issue of the updated Routemap, the Management Committee will be reviewing the current restrictions to use of the Club. From an initial review these will probably be very minor changes to the procedures.

One point of note is that there can be no move to re-open any form of bar operation before a further review by the Scottish Government set for 2nd July.

Keep an eye on the website, Facebook pages and your email inbox for any changes agreed.

Following consideration of the guidance and statements issued by the agencies listed below we feel that the Club can re-open for water sports on a very restricted basis from tomorrow morning, Saturday 30th May 2020.

  • Scottish Government
  • Peel Ports
  • Marine & Coastguard Agency
  • RNLI
  • SportsScotland
  • RYA Scotland
  • Scottish Canoe Association
  • Scottish Coastal Rowing Association

The conditions under which members can re-start water sports are laid out in the attached document and MUST be adhered to.

RWSABC COVID Phase 1 Procedures V3         <—- Link to PDF Version

Click on the link above to get the PDF version of the Procedures

RWSABC COVID Phase 1 Procedures V3    <—-Link to Power Point Version

Click on the link above to get the Power Point version of the Procedures

We taken the Procedures shown above and we made a video that talks you through them.  This video lasts 10m30s and it is available on You Tube.  Click on the link below to see that video.

RWSABC COVID Phase 1 Procedures Video    <—-Link to Video describing the Procedures

The re-opening will be monitored and may be curtailed if circumstances dictate.

This re-opening is for MEMBERS ONLY.



Please read the guidance we have published on the attached. There is a simple message within it

R. – Read the guidance about how many folk and which boats

W. – Wash your hands and the boat

S. – Survive your outing without incident

A. - Again, wash your hands and the boat before you put it away

B. - Beat it promptly when you are finished

C. – Covid-19 has no cure, so stick to the rules


We have three key markers that all need to be in line
1. Approval of Scottish Government
2. Approval of the relevant marine agencies & governing bodies
3. Internal Club procedures

Once all of these in place we can commence the re-opening process.

  • The announcement this afternoon by the First Minister that Phase One of the Routemap is to be implemented, satisfies the first of our markers.
  • We are monitoring updates from the relevant agencies and governing bodies this afternoon, to see if the second of our markers is satisfied
  • We will feed any comments from these agencies and governing bodies into the guidance we already have prepared, in order to complete this guidance before issuing it

Rest assured, Committee Members are as eager as any other Member to get afloat, and we are working hard to make sure this happens as soon as possible.

Please bear with us as we assess any new guidance published today.

Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

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