Boat numbers increase as lockdown eases

Sailors were out in force on Saturday as lockdown measures continue to ease.

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Saturday saw another busy weekend on Loch Linnhe as a good range of boats enjoyed some mixed weather with light winds and rain at times.

In total 11 Lochaber Yacht Club (LYC) members were afloat, nine in dinghies and two in kayaks.

With plenty of social distancing taking place, there were also boats launched, moorings checked and yachts safely brought across to moorings by the West End car park.

LYC Commodore Hamish Loudon said: ‘Life is slowly returning to the club with more members getting afloat, singly or in household groups.

‘A busy day was made possible by all the volunteers who give up their time to help out. And to them we say a big thank you.

‘Some members are still unable to get afloat as their boats are still trapped in the canal at Banavie, hopefully it won’t be too long before they can join us on the loch.

‘The clubhouse remains closed for now but we hope to have limited opening as soon as is allowed.’

Anyone interested in learning to sail or follow LYC events should go to the LYC website https://www.lochaber-yacht-club.co.uk or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lochaberyachtclub.