A great weekend for our first cruise in company since the end of 2019! We had possibly a record 12 boats, with 32 members and guests, participating over the weekend of 14-15 August – Inclination, Ghoster, Kaos II, Drifter, Maddison, Phisha, Ann of Bookham, Cilaos, Icarus, Dipper, Sunshine, and Night Owl. Many of these boats were new to our c-in-c’s, and even quite new members of the club, so it was great to see them joining in with such enthusiasm.
A good reach to Rhu on Saturday was followed by very social drinks and nibbles in Rhu's marquee, then we all repaired to the Ardencaple Hotel for a group meal in their function room. Lots of good craic, and new friends made! Thanks to Garry Smith for the photographs.
Then home on Sunday for most, with some staying on in Rhu, and other destinations later in the week.
Let’s hope we can organise another c-in-c's in what remains of the season, but we need volunteer leaders, please! There is a guide to the organisation of c-in-c’s on the web site (Cruise coordinator guide.pdf (largssc.co.uk)), but this is a fairly old document, and was written before the cruising Facebook and WhatsApp groups were established, and the RYA’s SafeTrx app was set up. Not so complicated now!
Ann and Gordon Cochrane, Night Owl