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A Campbeltown Sailing Club (CSC) sailor has been burning the midnight oil to figure out a passage to ensure the success of the Kintyre Seasports project.

Campbell Fox moved from Edinburgh, six years ago, to pursue his love of life on an ocean wave but is also determined to share his experience through getting many others involved in sailing.

On Monday morning eight youngsters started the second week of CSC’s summer sailing lessons supported by four equally enthusiastic instructors.

In the afternoon it was the turn of five adults and one of the participants was Mr Fox’s wife Alison.

Mrs Fox, who was born in Campbeltown, admitted it made her quite emotional to see the dinghy sails, across the Loch, combined with the thought of how her husband was instrumental in making it happen.

That afternoon a Courier reporter taking part, perhaps a little too enthusiastically, gave his instructor and wife an involuntary dip.

Later Mr Fox joked: ‘When will we see you in the America’s cup?’

The Seasports project needs support and could change ‘many a young person’s outcome.’