DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 22 MAY 1924
YACHT CAPSIZES ON ITS MAIDEN TRIP. SOLE OCCUPANT’S PERILOUS POSITION.
An exciting incident took place on the Gareloch when a local yachtsman was rescued from the water by a passing motor cyclist.
It appears that about 8.30pm Mr R S McNicol, Ardchapel, was sailing his new yacht Wendy, which had only come into the Gareloch the previous day, when at a point opposite Ardgare, a sudden squall healing the yacht over, she filled and settled. Mr McNicol managed, however, to clamber on to the gunwale, and it was in that position, sitting with his legs dangling in the water, that he was observed by a passing motor cyclist.
Running down to the shore, the cyclist cut the painter of a small boat belonging to Mr R Sillars, Ardgare, and reaching Mr McNicol, was able to effect a rescue. Later assistance came from the opposite shore and lifted the upturned yacht.