Tonight's Helensburgh tips is for the parents over what to do in Helensburgh....
Helensburgh itself has a host of restaurants and tea shops. The racing takes place of Helensburgh Pier so it is worth a walk down there to watch. On Thursday the Waverly is due to visit Helensburgh. A paddle steamer that travels around the west coast and is a site to behold as she comes in! Maybe you could book a trip and either come into or out or Helensburgh pier.
Loch Lomond is just over the hill, if you wanted to climb Ben Lomond you would need to drive round the bottom of Loch Lomond. Alternatively a trip to the Arrochar Alps is only a short drive away and is a chance to see some of the great Scottish Mountains.
Reminder to everyone that the early entry period for the Nationals finishes this Friday - extract from the NoR is below. I encourage everyone to enter this week please so we can give Helensburgh an appreciation of numbers.
The entry fee for the full week is £300.00 for payments received by Friday 21st July 2017 and £350.00 if received after that date. The entry fee for the National Championships, 17th-19th August is £150.00 for payments received by Friday 21st July 2017 and £175 if received after that date. ... See MoreSee Less
Membership Please note that the current class membership period ends on 31st August 2017. In order for you to be eligible to enter events both helm and crew must be current members of the class Membership for 2017/18 is now open for entry and any entries made from now, the membership will last until 31/08/2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Today a little more about the club. When you arrive the team at the club will direct us where we can leave our boats. Campervans will be close to the club in the overspill car park area. If you are hoping to bring a camper please make sure you have contacted the club.
The clubhouse has a licensed bar and a kitchen providing prepared food by the club.
There is a slip which goes out into the tidal area at low tide it can be quite shallow for a distance from the launch area. At high tide the launch is easy from the slip
There is a great lawn in front of the club which the club is planning to erect a marquee on.
420 for sale, circa 2007, good for beginners, race ready and in decent condition. Lightly used the last few years. £1500, or nearest offer. Comes with training sails and race sails that have been barely used, spare rudder, spare mast and comprehensive tool kit ... See MoreSee Less