Due to the increasing popularity of this event and the potential for overcrowding on the night, the Management Committee has taken the decision to limit the numbers and ticket the event this year. All the proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the ongoing fundraising for a Publicly Accessible Defibrillator, to be fitted to the outside of the clubhouse.

The list will be available from 3pm this afternoon.

In order to make the process a bit fairer we have a few Terms & Conditions.

1. Tickets are £5.00 per adult/child. Inclusion on the list will only be made when payment is received. (If your child takes up a seat then they need to be paid for)

2. Members are restricted to 6 tickets each, including themselves.

3. Member buying the tickets must be present on the night to sign in their guests

4. If, after you have purchased your tickets, you find you cannot attend, please let us know and we will attempt to resell them to members on the waiting list.

5. We will have a Waiting List running, so if you want up to another four tickets add your name to that too.

6. There will be no seat allocation, so if you have a preferred location it would be advisable to get down early. Club opens at 6:30pm.

Couple of points of note.
a. No children are allowed in the Bar.
b. The Bar will close between 11:50pm and 00:10am to allow the bar Staff to see in the Bells

All are invited to help erect and decorate the Christmas Tree as well as the Hall and Bar.

Work will start a little earlier this year at 6pm on Friday 30th November.
There is a Boat Club Session planned for 8pm on Friday, so need to be finished and away before then or we might be spotted by the grown ups.

There might be some Mulled Wine and Mince Pies for Santa’s little helpers.



To kick the Festive Season off the Club has organised an Afternoon Tea.

So if you need to relax after that long Christmas shopping trip, or on your return from the Santa Cruz to Rosneath, why not consider a very civilised sandwiches, cakes, Belgian chocolates, all washed down with a glass of fizz.

Tickets will be available in the bar in the coming days

At the recent AGM of the SCRA the Club was presented with a Quaich in recognition of our support of the Castle to Crane race.

The full article can be found on the Association’s website

The Club also retained the Picnic Class Trophy (shared with the Dawson family from Ullapool), that was competed for at the regatta just prior to the AGM.

Battery Park Display now cancelled. Update on our Bonfire and Fireworks shortly.

We will also be launching sales of the Club’s 2019 Calendar. Profits raised from sales of these will go towards the Publicly Accessible Defib we plan to mount on the outside of the clubhouse, as well as the Club’s funds.

Other Club regalia and books will also be on sale in the clubhouse this evening.

Weather might be bad so dress appropriately and enjoy.

We have received a message for thanks from the local Ladies Branch of the RNLI for providing the hall for their use last Saturday morning.

Hi Adam
Many thanks for all your help last Saturday with the Sherry/Coffee Morning.
You had the place set up beautifully for us.
We had a very successful morning. Kate and Janice sold £590 RNLI “goodies” and I counted £145 at the door. We still have ticket money and donations to add.
Please pass on the RNLI’s thanks to Royal West for the use of their premises.
Kindest Regards

The Club then went on to have a well attended and successful concert in the evening.

The clubhouse will be busy again this weekend with the October Boat Club Session on Friday night and the Halloween Party on Saturday night.


We might be marking the traditional end to the boating season, but the Club is still busy with activity on and off the water up to the end of the year.

Saturday 20th October – John Graham & Jim Jack Concert
Friday 26th October – Boat Club Session
Saturday 27th October – Halloween Party
Saturday 3rd November- Bonfire & Fireworks
Saturday 17th November – Greenock Gang Show afterparty
Sunday 18th November – Private function
Friday 23rd November – Sailing prizegiving
Saturday 24th November – Private function
Friday 30th November – Christmas Tree arrives & Boat Club Session
Saturday 8th December – Santa Cruz and Fizz night…
Friday 14th December – Boat Club Session
Friday 21st December – Private function
Monday 31st December – New Year Extravaganza

Steelwork started Mon 8th Oct

As you will have seen the new shed is well underway. The following is planned for the coming weeks (weather dependant);

Mon 8th – Steelwork that supports roof and roller shutter delivered & fitted
Mon/Tues – Blockwork completed
Wednesday – Scaffolding erected
Mon 15th – Joinery work on roof commences

The blockwork is being clad using a wood effect fibre concrete planking system that will require minimal maintenance. The roof will slope down from the door end to the rear wall and be finished in same material as the roofs of the new flats. The main door will be a manually operated roller shutter. There is also a pedestrian door to the South East wall and a window looking to the North West.

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