MEMBERS of Helensburgh Sailing Club have returned to organised action – albeit in a non-competitive way – for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown took effect more than three months ago.

The club is holding recreational sailing sessions for 'training' sailors each Saturday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

If you're an HSC member, you can join in by emailing by Friday evening to book your place.

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But it'll be a while yet before the club can start working towards reinstating a programme of events close to that held prior to the lockdown.

Donald McLaren, honorary secretary of Helensburgh Sailing Club, commented: "The club is weathering the Covid storm remarkably well, with nearly 30 new members since the turn of the year.

"However, aside from the recreational sailing we are awaiting reductions in lockdown so that something like our full programme of racing, training and cruising musters can be resumed."

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