Gairloch Boat Club
We are a friendly family-orientated club, situated by the harbour in the village of Gairloch, sailing between April and October in Loch Gairloch.
If you are an experienced sailor or a beginner, get in touch - you will be made very welcome.
We hope to start Sailing Sessions at Easter 2021 & days & times will be published here & on our Facebook Page.
If there is anything you wish to know about the club that isn't here, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
Contact Phil on 01445 712094, or use the "Contact us" page.
GBC Latest Guidelines, based on announcement March 2021.
From the latest announcement the main Headlines are:-
1.Continue to be considerate with a cautious approach to sailing.
2.Travel for exercise relaxed. Stay within Local Authority Area.
3.Ladies Toilet will be available with strict Guidelines (see Notice on WC Entrance).
4.Only one person or two from the same household in the Club House at one time.
5. All indoor changing & kitchen facilities remain closed
6.Physical distancing remains at 2metres in & around the Boat Park & Slipway.
Sailing Session Sunday 18th April.
We are grateful to folk from the same households who have said they are
willing to crew the Support Boat.
Arrive changed ready to sail (no access to club house, apart from Ladies Toilet)
and be prepared to change outside or travel home wet.
Rigging and de rigging as soon as possible to allow space to be freed up for others.
You may need to wait in the car park until someone has moved on if there are
too many people in the boat park at one time.
Two boats on the slipway at any one time. Sailors responsible for their own trolleys
or with help from a family member.
N.B. All these Guidelines can change at any time.
Regards, Phil, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 712094
2021 Membership forms are now on the "Membership" tab.
PLEASE SEE THE AGM 2021 TAB FOR DETAILS OF
WHAT WAS AGREED AT THE AGM MEETING.
on MONDAY 8th March 2021.
RYA SCOTLAND GUIDANCE UPDATE
WOULD ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ
THIS LATEST GUIDANCE FROM
It is with great sadness we learn of the death of Fred Elder.
Fred has been our Life President for a number of years now.
He was a Founder Member of the original Gairloch Boat Association in 1980.
In November 1981 it was decided to form the Gairloch Boat Club.
Fred was President for seven years before becoming our Life President.
The efforts of lots of local volunteers resulted in many water-based activities amongst the local youngsters & adults, resulting in the Portacabin becoming too small.
Clearly it was time to consider the building of a purpose-built Club House.
Along with John Corbyn & others, Fred was instrumental in securing land from the Estate for building our Club House, which was officially opened in September 1990.
Having seen big improvements in other Harbours In the 1990s' Fred continued to try to secure improvements of the facilities for Fishing Boats, small boats & Yachts at Gairloch Harbour.
How's this for guts! After his accident and in a wheelchair he continued to compete in international sailing competitions.
In the future, we hope we can do Fred proud, by building even further on his legacy, particularly as we have recently achieved Charitable Status & are in the process of preparing all the transfers of assets to the Charity.
Regards, Phil, on behalf of the Committee of Gairloch Boat Club.
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