Scottish Open Challenger Championship 2021 was held at SYC Kippford (Dumfries and Galloway) on 10th & 11th July. Video created by Lindsay Tosh who apologises for slightly jerky presentation, its a new drone! (looks fab to me!) Viewers should note that launching at Kippford entails going into an incoming tide of about 3 or 4 knts. The wind was 3 to 5 knots so progress against the tide was very slow, all boats were eventually towed to the start line where because of its more open nature was slightly more windy!.
14th Feb 2021
Unfortunately the committee has received the resignation letter from our secretary Neil MacDougall. Neil will perform his final duties as secretary at our forth coming AGM ( notification to members with further details of the AGM will be sent out under separate cover shortly).
Neil has been with us for two years and his knowledge and experience has made him a highly valued member of the committee. He will be missed. His departure will open up the position of secretary on the committee ( all office holders need to be re elected at AGM ). If anybody feels they can make a positive contribution I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know. Treasurer@sailabilityscotland.org.uk
I would be more than happy to hear from you!
This year has been a nightmare for all of us and we still do not know when it will end. With the absence of sailing we have not had an opportunity to meet up for nearly a year. Because of this there is a proposal that membership fees for next year will be set at zero as no sailing occurred in 2020. ( to be voted on at AGM)
Time moves on and we all get a little older, can I ask all members to respond to this post and indicate if they wish to continue their membership from April when present membership expires?
I have to be honest, there is a strong possibility that the charity may fold if membership falls away or if no one steps up to replace Neil on the committee.
Your executive committee once elected will serve for upto 4 years. After this they may seek re-election. At the AGM in March 2020 your Chairman and Secretary are due to retire
If you have a vision,
If you have a little spare time,
if you have an interest in sailing or would like to become involved contact: Chairman@sailabilityscotland.org.uk
We are looking for volunteers to help continue Sailability Scotlands work and success,
In 2020 we will arrange 6 regattas as well as international events and fun sails. These events have in the past been solely for Challenger trimarans but this year we also hope to involve Hansa sailors For details see Diary
Monklands project will continue to be developed and with new infrastructure in place will become a central attraction for Disabled Sailing in Scotland. Sailability members enjoy free boat storage at this secure site. More on Monklands
After the exec meeting at Monklands on 26th Jan 2020 we learnt that a new road is planned to be constructed to gain access to a second (existing) slipway. This will mean access to the water even when water levels drop! Also the club house facilities are continuing to progress and we were assured the access to th disabled entry access ramp will be tidied up and concreted before the first Traveler of 2020
Last year (2019) 8 Challengers travelled to Craobh Haven to take part in the 7 mile sea race around the Isle of Shuna. As this year (2020) is the 40th anniversary of the very first Challenger to be produced we hope that many more boats will participate in this years event AND by obtaining sponsorship use it as a means to raise funds for the Charity Click here to download sponsorship form