Sailing club helped by Games legacy

Sailing at Strathcyde Park.
Sailing at Strathcyde Park.

Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club is looking to capitalise on the venue’s Commonwealth Games legacy as members look forward to the summer season.

Strathclyde Park has created a permanent ‘safe water’ area that is suitable for children and the club uses that area for capsize drills.

The club has extended associate membership to Eastwood & East Kilbride Canoe Club who can now share the excellent clubhouse and boat storage area.

SLSC provides sail training courses for both novices and experienced members. New members can arrange a RYA level 1&2 dinghy sailing course at times that suit them, weather permitting.

Once qualified, sailors can choose from a range of sailboats for hire atS trathclyde Park.

There are boats suitable for young and old sailors alike. Club members can also use the club’s Topper sailboat free of charge to gain experience.

The club hosts a race every Sunday from 9am and there are always helms looking for crew, giving new members an opportunity to gain more sailing experience in a friendly and fun environment.

During the summer months members also race on Wednesday from 6pm.

Commondore Marc Bremridge said: “We recognise there is always more to learn and members get together on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings for general sail practice and informal sail coaching.

“SLSC has a number of past national sailing champions among its members who gladly share their knowledge and experience.”

Taster sessions can be arranged by getting in touch with the club by email: commodore@strathclydelochsailing.com.