On Friday 21st July at 1800, the Gareloch Association will hold a party in the marquee at Rhu Marina, drinks and nibbles will be offered. This is to celebrate the launch of Dione, returning to the water for the first time in 35 years and completing the Class of sixteen boats. The refit of Dione has been undertaken by the Gareloch Association and was led by Bill MacLaren and Tim Henderson. This project has taken three years and 1500 man-hours at a cost of £10,000.
All Gareloch and Associate members are invited to attend, as well as those who have contributed to, or are connected with, Dione.
Guests will include Sandy Stephen, the nephew of the original 1924 owner of Dione, artist Agnes Stephen. John Blackie is organising a display of some of her work in the marquee for the occasion.There will also be a photo loop showing the images of Dione’s refit and Dione will be alongside in the marina and available for inspection.
This celebration starts the Gareloch Championships weekend where the original 1924 boats will be competing all day Saturday and Sunday morning in the Gareloch.