Water great day for Clyde Cruising at Bardowie Loch

Bardowie Sailing Club. Bardowie Loch Open Day  14.5.11 Picture by Alan Murray
Bardowie Sailing Club. Bardowie Loch Open Day 14.5.11 Picture by Alan Murray

CLYDE Cruising Club’s dinghy section held a very successful open day recently with strong winds adding to the exhilarating sailing conditions.

Nestling in the beautiful surroundings of Bardowie Loch on the outskirts of Milngavie, the annual event attracted mainly novices who were shown the ropes by qualified Royal Yacht Association coaches.

The novices were joined by more experienced visitors returning to the sport to swell the numbers attending to almost 200 visitors - 150 going out on the water.

The club’s open day has always been very popular with visitors and is a precursor to its six-week summer school on June 27.

Bardowie has been the home of the sailing club for almost 80 years and has a well deserved family friendly reputation.

As part of the open day, budding sailors enjoyed a range of activities, including fun races and learning how to be safe out on the water.

Since the early days, the dinghy section has changed a great deal but the aims of the club are still the same - to provide members with the opportunity to dinghy sail in a fleet of top-notch dinghies.

In 2006 a new state-of-the-art club house opened to provide a warm and comfortable shore base.

A wide variety of boats are raced, including the club laser 2000s and lasers, as well as privately-owned boats such as solos, national 12s, and albacores.

A fleet of challenger trimarans is available for sailors who have difficulties sailing independently. For more information on the club contact Lynne Watson on 07754919240 or e-mail her on dinghy.admin@googlemail.com