Just a wee reminder of some of the events the clubhouse will be hosting this week.

Tuesday – SCA are meeting with a kayaking group to further develop our relationship with them
Wednesday – Monthly management committee meeting
Thursday – Talk by Colin Campbell on the SCA awards scheme
Friday – Rum tasting night
Saturday – 6 Nations Rugby on the Big Screen (Super Saturday)

Thursday, Friday & Saturday events are open to all members to attend.

If you can help out by spending a few hours at the Club on Sunday please contact George via captain@rwsabc.com

The clubhouse was closed on Wednesday & Thursday nights, as it would have been difficult for staff or members to get to and from the clubhouse. We re-opened on Friday night from 5-9pm and then all as normal yesterday. The Club will open as normal today and hopefully all will return to normal on Tuesday night and throughout the rest of the week.

Keep an eye on this website and the various social media sites for updates on opening and the events planned for the coming 7-10 days.

As well as the Pool Sessions and the planned talk on Thursday night by Hugh Kerr, we will also have the Scotland v Ireland 6 Nations game showing on the big screen at 2:15pm on Saturday.

Due to the severe weather the Office Bearers and Bar Convenor chose to leave the clubhouse closed on Wednesday night and again tonight, thereby avoiding the need for Bar Staff & Cleaning Staff to travel in the conditions. We will review the situation during the day tomorrow as regards opening on Friday night.

Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

The Club owns a small fleet of dinghies, including a Laser single hander, Laser Stratos and a GP14 dinghy.

Only members who are competent in sailing can use any of these boats. In particular, care must be taken with the Laser Stratos to make sure that it is floating at all times unless on the launch trailer. If unsure about any aspect of use please contact the Sailing Convenor for guidance.

Any of the dinghies can be used during the day on weekdays but must be returned to the beach before 17:30, de-rigged and ready to be used for teaching.

Laser Stratos can only be used at weekends having agreed this with the Sailing Convenor in advance. As it is the primary teaching boat this activity will take priority at weekends.

Beginners should book sessions, typically in blocks of 3 with 2 beginners at a time. These will be at times to suit the beginner, instructor and weather conditions.

Members that have experience or have done their 3 sessions as a beginner can book time learning further skills, that can then lead towards personal certification awards and more advanced sailing skills.

Boats need to be signed out and back in again, as defined by the Club Bylaws. Any damage or breakages must be recorded in the Boat Book and reported to Sailing Convenor as soon as possible, to ensure repairs are carried out and boat available as quickly as possible.

Lindsay Dowds is the Club Sailing Convenor and can be contacted via sailing@rwsabc.com or in person at the Club.

Winners for the last couple of months were drawn by Willie Bell at the management Committee meeting on Monday night


1st – Ewen Chisholm

2nd – Sharon Dunn

3rd – Ian Cameron


1st – Eileen Morman

2nd – Eric Park

3rd – Ian Cameron

General Meetings
Tuesday 20th February 2018

The Club has been asked to update it’s Constitution by the SCA & RYA, to bring it into line with the Equality Act 2010 and to bring it into line with requirements for affiliation to these two organisations. The Committee has also taken the opportunity to update & clarify elements within the Constitution that have been noted by members since the last revision in 2009.

The purpose of the meeting above is to present this revised Constitution to the membership for discussion prior to taking a final copy to the AGM on 29th March for adoption.

Copies of the existing & proposed Constitutions will be available for collection from the clubhouse week commencing 12th Feb 2018 or can be viewed via these links.


Const_Draft 03 Feb 2018

For this meeting to be quorate we need at least 15 members in attendance. Please support your committee as they work to update & improve the way we operate.

Adam A. Graham
Honorary Secretary

The date has been set for our rowing regatta this year. Follow the link below for more info and contact Karen Graham to make sure you are included for crew selection.


2018 Events calendar revD

There is information about use of the hall on the following tab below


Our Social Convenor, George Carson, is finalising details for another tasting evening.

Look out your eyepatches and parrots, as this time it will be Rum

Details to follow

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