We are organising a Beach Tidy from the Boat Club to the Battery Park on Saturday, 1 May between 9am and 11am. We would like to collect as much rubbish that has washed in or been dropped as we can. Everyone is invited and you don’t need to be a Royal West Member to participate.

Low tide on Saturday is around 9:30am and the weather forecast is good.

The Club will provide rubbish bags, tea and coffee (we’ll also find soft drinks for any children who attend). You should bring gloves and wear clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty. We are working on getting litter pickers also but if you have your own bring it along.

The Royal West Charity for the 21/22 subscription year is MindMosaic. Mind Mosaic is a small Inverclyde charity providing counselling and therapy to adults and children, as well as services for postnatal depression and survivors of childhood abuse.


Team RWSABC is participating in the Virtual KiltWalk in aid of MindMosaic. We will have a bucket where you can donate on Saturday morning. For every £1 donated the Hunter Foundation will pay another 50p to MindMosaic.

We hope to see you there.

RWSABC Committee

An email has been sent to all Members with additional information concerning the Special General Meeting on Tuesday, 4 May at 8:00pm to consider a change to the RWSABC Constitution.

You can view this email using the link shown below:

Link to SGM Additional Information email

The Office Bearers and current Committee Members are pleased to announce that the following Members have been co-opted onto the Committee in the following roles:

Julie Evans – Subscriptions Convener

Jim Ford – Compliance Officer

Phil Jones – Kayaking/Canoeing Convener

Alan Morgan – Beach Convener

The April Boat Club Session will start at 2pm on Sunday the 25th. This month we have a new act joining the sessions with Michael Lyden, who has played the club with The Ten Gallon Brat and Broomberry Drive. It’s great to have Michael on board. The full line up is:

George Carson 2.00pm

Michael Lyden 2.20pm

Tom Kater & Rose Sloan 2.40pm

Neilly Coll 3.00pm

Stuart Anderson 3.20pm

Gordon McKenzie 3.40pm

As the Club is supporting the local charity Mind Mosaic this year it you enjoy the music please considering donating. You can do so at the following link.


I hope you can join us on Sunday or watch on catch up.

Best wishes,

George Carson

Vicky Cookson, a Royal West Member is a Trustee for MindMosaic. MindMoasaic is a Greenock based charity which provides a range of counselling and therapy services to support mental wellbeing. They receive no statutory funding so depend on fund raising and individual donations to be able to provide their services.

MindMosaic is asking everyone to support them by participating in the KiltWalk. If you can’t participate please sponsor someone who is participating. The 2021 Virtual KiltWalk takes place between 23 and 25 April. Participants can do anything they want to do to raise money for their chosen charity. RWSABC encourage you to choose MindMosaic as your chosen charity.

Kiltwalk has raised £20 Million for Scotland’s Charities in 5 Years. For every pound you raise the Hunter Foundation will top it up with 50p.

KiltWalkers are also entered into a draw where there are currently 2 cars and 5 electric bicycles to be won.  All participants will receive a medal and certificate.

It costs £12.80 for adults aged 16 and over, £6.50 for children aged 5 to 15 and is free for those under 5 to sign up for the Virtual KiltWalk. When you sign up a JustGiving page will be set up for you to collect your sponsorship.

The website for MindMosaic is at:

To sign up for the KiltWalk to Support MindMosaic go to:

Be sure to select MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy as your charity of choice.

To sponsor Team RWSABC in our goal of raising £1000 please donate here:


This is a chance to do a range of Royal West activities in support of a worthy cause. Please consider a paddle, row, sail or swim to support MindMosaic. You don’t have to wear a kilt but some tartan somewhere on your body would be good!

An announcement concerning a Special General Meeting to consider Constitutional Change has been sent to all Members via email.

A link to this email is shown below:

Link to email announcing the SGM

If you require further information please contact Joe Heffernan, RWSABC Honorary Secretary


On Friday, 9 April the Royal West Flag was hoisted to half mast as a mark of respect for the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

It is the time of year when we ask you to renew your Subscriptions.

An email has been sent to all Members for whom we have email addresses.  There is a chance that you did not received the email.

If you have not received the email please request it by sending an email to the Subscriptions Convener or the Secretary.   The Subject Line is - RWSABC Subscriptions Notice for 2021-2022.  The name of the Sender is Royal West.



Joe Heffernan (RWSABC Hon Secretary)

During the earlier part of the COVID pandemic the Signing Out Book where Members record their activities was removed.

It has now been returned to the Main Shed under the Club House and you should be using it to record your activity.  Recording your activity is a requirement of the Club Bye-Laws.

Any information sent to capitain@rwsabc.com will no longer be  transferred to the Signing Out Book .

Joe Heffernan (RWSABC Hon Secretary)

The March Boat Club Session is this Sunday, 28th Match. Details as follows:
George Carson – 14.00
Shelagh McKay Jones – 14.20
Martin Stephen Jones – 14.40
Barrie Kelly – 15.00
Joe McMahon – 15.20
Gordon McKenzie – 15.40

To find this on Facebook Search for:

Boat Club Sessions (Lockdown Version)

You can also see some of the previous performances on video if you join this Facebook Group

If you have any questions you can contact George Carson via email, his email address is

social at rwsabc.com (replace ‘ at ‘ with @)

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