Ronald King Murray

Members who attended the AGM will have heard the sad news of the passing of our last Honorary member, Ronald King Murray, latterly Lord Advocate. An obituary of his life from the Telegraph is here (opens in new window) (though the Telegraph have us as the ‘Royal’ Corinthian yacht club. I think not).
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Robin Fowler recalled for the meeting how Lord King had come to our aid in some of our darkest days in the early 70s (an existential crisis as we now call it).

We hope to have a fuller appreciation of Ronald King Murray in the upcoming edition of Fairwind.

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Cruise in Company Sunday 18 September

CramondDestination Cramond – H.W. 1634hrs (B.S.T.)

For the fifth and final in our series of ‘Cruise in Company’ events the proposal, back by popular demand, is to head to Cramond Boat Club. The tides are perfect (range 5.8m) and wind forecast is south-westerly’s (8 – 10 kts). Once in front of the Clubhouse berthing will require us to raft against the wall.

Meet at Granton on the pontoon at 1.00pm

Cramond B.C. have kindly offered us the use of their gas BBQ located on their sun-deck so bring some sausages/burgers for your lunch

Enjoyable motor/sail-in-company back to Granton aiming to leave Cramond about 4.30pm. If tides are still high some skippers might like to sail through the teeth!

Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

 

Photo courtesy of edinphoto

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Cruise in Company – Inchkeith Harbour Sunday 14th August 2016

InchkeithDestination Inchkeith Harbour– H.W. 1225hrs (B.S.T.)

For the fourth and final in our series of ‘Cruise in Company’ events the proposal is to head to Inchkeith Harbour. The tides are still ‘neepie’ (range 2.6m) and wind forecast is for light westerlies (7 – 9 kts). Getting there should be easy sail or motor sail (trail your mackerel lines!) but looks like it will be an iron spinnaker home. Once in the harbour berthing is likely to be to raft up – similar to the arrangement we had at Burntisland.

 Meet at Granton on the pontoon at 11.00am

Enjoy your picnic lunch and refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a wee dawnder up to Inchkeith Lighthouse might be in order.

Enjoyable motor/sail-in-company back to Granton aiming to leaving the island around 2.00pm

Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

Willy Barr

Ladies Race 2016

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Ladies Race 2013 – thanks to Alan Kirkpatrick
A reminder that Ladies Race is now rescheduled for Saturday 6 August – Start Time 15:00 BST.
There will be a BBQ after racing on Aberbour from approx 17.30 to 19.00 – all welcome – a fired up BBQ will be available for cooking your own food.
Eddie Myatt
Sailing Secretary

Cruise in Company 31 July 2016

Ahoy Corinthians – Destination Burntisland – H.W. 1326hrs (B.S.T.)
For the third in our series of ‘Cruise in Company’ events the proposal is to head to Burntiisland Harbour. The decision is based on forecast westerly winds being around 15 – 20 knots (gusts). A sail to Burntisland is a relatively straight sail for those light handed and with young crew. Once in the harbour preferred berthing is to raft up in the inner harbour which is well sheltered. diagram here –  Forth Corinthian Yacht Club – CiC July 2016

Meet at Granton on the pontoon at 11.00am
Enjoy your picnic lunch and refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a wee dawnder ashore might be in order.
It’s also Burntisland Sailing Club’s Regatta on Sunday and I have contacted the commodore to alert him to our plans and I have asked if we can visit their clubhouse. I’ll let everyone know on Sunday if this is possible.
Enjoyable sail-in-company back to Granton aiming to leave Burntisland around 2.30pm/3.00pm
Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

 

Cruise in Company – Father’s Day Treat!

Cruise in Company – Father’s Day Treat!

Sunday 19th June 2016

Aberdour

I can see the pub from here Corinthians . . . . . . . !

Destination Aberdour – H.W. 1511hrs (B.S.T.)

Following on from our last Cruise in Company to Cramond Boat Club the proposal for this Sunday’s outing is to head to Aberdour. Tides are ideal with high tide at 3.00pm which gives all dad’s enough time for a long lie, enjoy breakfast in bed before heading down to the harbour – meeting on the pontoon at 12.30pm

The (current) forecast is predicting light winds from the south which should allow a leisurely down-wind sail to our destination – aiming to arrive around 2.00pm/2.30pm.

Enjoy your picnic lunch and a refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a regimental march up to the Cedar Inn where the new owners are waiting for your custom.

Enjoyable sail-in-company back to Granton (or charge your batteries with the engine!) leaving Aberdour around 4.00pm

Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

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The Forth Midsummer Challenge

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Saturday 18 June sees the third annual ‘Forth Midsummer Challenge’ relay race, where FCYC and Newhaven Coastal Rowing Club pair visiting skiffs and local yachts together in teams for a bit of friendly sport messing about in boats.

At 11:00 there will be a  race introduction / safety briefing for coxes, crews (racing and spectator boats) and runners. If you’re not involved in that, we hope you’ll still find time to come down and enjoy the spectacle and the social event afterwards. The approximate timings for the day are –

12:15 – Race starts with yachts leaving Granton in a ‘stern chase’ handicapped start
12:50 – 13:00 Yachts with runners on-board arriving at Newhaven Harbour pontoon
13:00 – 13:20 Runners race back to waiting skiffs at Granton pontoon via waterfront
13:20 – 13:50 Skiffs with runners complete course around bay, returning to Granton
13:50 – 14:10 Runners race back along waterfront to Newhaven and waiting yachts
14:10 – 14:45 Yachts race back to Granton Harbour carrying runners.

Order of completion recorded for setting the starting order for the final leg
15:00 – 15:15 Yachts moor up and runners board skiffs for ‘grand finale’
15:15 – 15:45 Skiffs started in rolling start for the grand finale, finishing within the harbour
15:45 Winning team crosses finish line!

16:00 – 16:30 Skiffs recovered at public slipway
17:00 – 19:30 BBQ, drinks, music and prize giving !!!

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Last year’s winners …..with runner aboard enjoying the view!

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