Welcome to the website dedicated to members of the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club in Edinburgh, and anyone else wishing to find out more about us.
The Corinthian Club's autumn edition is now hot off the press. If you haven't heard about Rosie Swale Pope, then you will discover a remarkable woman who has journeyed the world by foot, bicycle, horse and boat. Come along to her talk at 19:45 on Friday 8th November at the Royal Overseas League at 100 Princes St (tickets available for £15 from Pam Strachan or any other council member).
In this edition you will also read about a delivery trip from Portsmouth to Granton, say goodbye to Fetler and the Brodies and keep up with club forthcoming events for Christmas and the New Year.
FCYC Clothing Now Available with branding
Finally, an excuse to buy some new clothes, the Corinthian Spring Collection is finally available!
You can have this badge embroidered for £3.00 per garment at "Superlogo", which is upstairs in the Sports Warehouse, Coburg Street, Leith. 0131 555 6940
"Superlogo" have a very wide range of clothing, hats, fleeces, T shirts, polo shirts, rugby shirts, for men and women. Their prices are very reasonable.
To see their catalogue visit the website.
Most of the items in the catalogue are also on display in their showroom inside Sports Warehouse.
Once you have decided on the garments you wish to purchase you can just tell them you want the Forth Corinthian badge added. It should only take a few days to have the work done.
If you need any more information about this just phone me.
Many thanks to Noel Spencer of Signdirectory for doing the artwork.
Events for 2013
The first of next year's events have now been scheduled. These include the club Burns supper, talks, a quiz night, sea shanties and an afternoon of hover-crafting.
Winter Berthing Form
The Autumn is upon us and it is time to think about heaving the boats out of the water and placing them in an unnatural environment - the hard. Lift out is scheduled for Saturday 20th October 2012. The year has seen many new members joining the club and consequently yard space is at a premium. One of the options is to winter your boat on the pontoons. If you are considering this option and have not already returned a winter berthing application then please download one now, to ensure that your boat gets the winter home it deserves. The form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted or dropped off at the clubhouse in the yard.
H2rOw Rowers in the Yard
The Corinthian yard is now host to a team of four coastal rowers who are training for a record breaking non-stop, unsupported rowing circumnavigation of Great Britain in June 2013. The team is called H2rOw and are currently storing their red 20ft ocean rowing boat, Fight and Spirit, in the yard. The boat is in need a great deal of work. The electrics need to be re-installed and a chart-plotter, AIS, GPS, de-salinator and solar panels need to be fitted. The tiny sleeping cabin needs to be customised since the crew will be rowing in relay shifts of 2hr on, 2hrs off. Any help or advice from Corinthian members would be hugely appreciated.
They hope to start some sea trials later this summer and, if anyone fancies a row for a change, get in touch with them via their website.
Rowing is now a burgeoning part of water sports today. The year 2010 saw the launch of a St Ayles Skiff on the public slip at Granton. The boat belonged to the Newhaven branch of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project, an organisation which boasts almost sixty kit-built boats in Scottish waters and more clubs in Australia and the USA. The first ever world championships will be held in Ullapool next year.
Forum Switch Off
The Forum has been disabled due to the large amount of spam which it has attracted over the past few months. One one occasion it had over 700 posts for handbags generated in a single day. Apologies to those who use this service.
Web Cams and Wifi in Granton
Boat yard security on the hard at Granton has gone into warp drive. Owners can now see their boats through a series of web cams which give good visibility on most areas on the yard. The new cameras were installed on the back of a wifi system which was part of the Ramsay/Bell Block improvements. This means that the web is now available in the boat yard to everyone with an iPhone or a PC.