We have been very fortunate with the weather giving members the opportunity to venture further than recent years and we remain in a spell of exceptional summer weather. Let us hope that it continues through August and September.
The Opening Muster at Rhu – 5th, 6th & 7th May
The muster was well attended for the early season with 14 boats present with much inter boat hospitality. Officer of the Day was Douglas Atkinson, an excellent job Douglas.
On Saturday afternoon we gathered for afternoon tea in the marquee with an excellent array of cakes and savouries provided by the members, accompanied with a quiz capably prepared and presented by Gavin Watt.
In the evening an excellent dinner was had at the Indian restaurant in Helensburgh followed by hospitality on board.
Sunday morning, breakfast rolls were available, club members assisted in the preparation, with a special mention for David and Mandy of Mandee and Jamie Scott on the cooking. Thank you to Jamie and Janet Scott for providing the ingredients. Thank you to all that assisted.
Following breakfast Lyn and I had to leave as we were heading off on holiday later that week. We hope that those that stayed on for the holiday Monday had an enjoyable time.
The Rhu Gathering
Anchoring Muster 26th, 27th & 28th May
The Anchoring Muster was not held due to a combination of weather and availability of flag officers. We are looking at the possibility of an alternative date and will advise as soon as possible.
Midsummer Muster 15th, 16th & 17th June – Campbeltown
The Campbeltown Muster was relocated at a very late stage due to a combination of less than perfect weather and the fact that Northern Ireland members were not able to make the crossing. The muster was relocated to Tarbert following discussion among the flag officers looking at the availability of suitable berthing and local amenities.
A number of members went to The Starfish for dinner on Friday evening. This was followed by the usual inter boat hospitality.
On Saturday an educational whisky and gin tasting was arranged at Whisky West Coast Tarbert. This proved to be very popular with some members making purchases!! Afternoon tea followed hosted on ‘Sharlo’ so thank you to the crew. The ‘Campbletown Quiz’ also proved to be testing and amusing, particularly when the answers were read out. Thanks to Iain and Catherine Anderson for the quiz.
We all gathered together for dinner at the Anchor in the evening, once again followed by more hospitality, with Paragon giving plenty of space, together with Douglas demonstrating his bar skills.
The DA – Vodka Sorbet!
Forthcoming Muster Dates
Tarbert Fancy Dress Muster 3rd, 4th & 5th August
The theme for this year will be the letter “W” and I am sure there will be lots of imagination and variety.
On Saturday we will be holding the afternoon tea in the marquee with some amusements. Following afternoon tea there will be a short interlude to give time to change into fancy dress costumes. The flag officers will then be providing drinks in the marquee with costumes being judged to the accompaniment of music presented by Nick.
The dinner will follow in the Marquee starting at the slightly earlier time of 18.30 to give the caterers time for serving a relaxed dinner. We have secured the same caterers as last year and a menu with choice options is attached and we request your menu selection by the 28th July. The cost will be in the region of £25 ton £30 per head.
Nick will once again provide an excellent disco to dance the rest of the night away.
O. O. D. will be the Commodore
Rothesay – Closing Muster 7th, 8th & 9th September
Dinner will be at the Kingarth Hotel. Booking forms to follow nearer the date.
Provisional Date Saturday 24th November 2018
Provisional Date Sunday 27th January 2019 at the Kip Hotel