The Oban Times - - News -

NOW that spring has sprung and the brighter nights are here, the sail­ing sea­son has started and ac­tiv­ity is well un­der way at Lochaber Yacht Club.

The first race of the sea­son, frost­bite, took place last month, with some ex­cel­lent sail­ing con­di­tions making for an event­ful race.

The club’s an­nual fit­ting- out sup­per saw new and ex­ist­ing mem­bers enjoy an evening of good food, wine and com­pany.

Tom McClean, the first man to com­plete a solo At­lantic cross­ing in a row­ing boat, was the guest speaker at the din­ner, and he en­ter­tained with many sto­ries, in­clud­ing his solo cross­ing, as well as cross­ing the At­lantic in the small­est sail­ing boat shaped like a bot­tle, which can be found be­hind West High­land Col­lege in Fort Wil­liam. He also told of how he claimed the tiny ‘is­land’ of Rock­all.

The yacht club will be run­ning a se­ries of both adult and ju­nior be­gin­ner cour­ses this sum­mer. The adult dinghy RYA level 1 course will be held over two week­ends - May 13/14 and May 20/21, while the ju­nior course will fol­low on June 17/18.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the yacht club web­site: www. lochaber-yacht- club.co.uk

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