It was a damp and cold start to the day, but it soon ‘came away nice.’ And despite a very low tide mid-morning, it all went without a hitch. Thanks as ever to our indefatigable harbour secretary George Mackay, and of course to the excellent tutelage provided by Lachie. Here’s a selection of photos from the day.
… to go until lift in! Some snaps of people round the yard taking advantage of the fine weather and the Monday Holiday (though many of them look suspiciously as if they’re retired in any case).
Members may be interested in the attached notice (see link below) which once again offers FCYC members access to the excellent RFYC Water Taxi Service (now 7 days a week!), as well as their crane for boat and mast lifts.
Lift In is booked for Saturday 9th April 2016, 7am start (weather permitting).
The Harbour Secretary would also like to remind boat owners that they are expected to attend at least one mooring work party if they wish to have the use of an FCYC mooring in the sailing season.
There is still time to do your bit if you have not been involved to date. Just give GM a call to volunteer!
The Winter Events Programme has now been published – you can find it here.
The next event is the visit to Forth Ports Control Room at Grangemouth on Wednesday 2nd December – if you plan on coming along please remember to let the Social Secretary know as for security reasons we need to give Forth Ports visitors names in advance.
You’re all invited to come along to the Corinthian Creative Cafe on Saturday 7th November at Trinity Bowling Club, starting at 7pm.
As discussed at the AGM earlier this month, now that yard space has been secured it is a good time to look ahead to the future for FCYC.
The purpose of the evening is to give all members the opportunity to share views on how you would like to see the club develop so it would be great if you can make it.
See you there!
Work well underway to be ready in time for lift-out…
From Patrick Angier at RFYC:
The East Sailing Festival is on this coming weekend. The racing series starts on Wednesday but over the weekend are a series of events and parties for those not so interested in racing. Port Edgar are offering over night moorings for £10 per night and there is a fleet of boats from both clubs at Granton who intending to sail up on Friday evening to join in the fun. Boats that I know of intending to come up start in size at 12ft.
Some well organised folk have put in applications via kwww.ecsf.org.uk but there are may who are still thinking about it. I understand that Port Edgar will make space available for everybody, even those who haven’t booked, but it is worth while ringing Port Edgar and booking a space if you are intending to come. There is a cruise down to Burntisland Sailing club on the Saturday for a lunchtime Hog Roast. If you would like to join this please let George Scrivener know asap so the caterers know how many to expect.
On Friday evening high tide is at c19.30. We have scheduled a cruise in company up to Port Edgar starting at 17.00 in the calendar. Given the tide and that it can take a couple of hours to get up to Port Edgar we should aim to leave Granton by 17.30. It would be nice to sail together as a fleet of both Royal Forth and Corinthians so if we can all congregate in Wardy Bay and aim to leave a line between the H racing mark and the old white starting hut on the Granton Harbour wall at timings as follows.
Small Boats – i.e. dinghies and slow small yachts – 17.10
Slow boats – i.e. cruising boats 22 to 28ft – 17.20
Faster Boats – 17.30 and if you are very fast then 17.40.
Most skippers should have a good idea of how fast they can go.
It is not a race and there will not be official starting guns etc – skippers should cross the line via their own watch.
Appreciate that for many 17.00 will be too early given tedious other activities that get in the way of sailing, so do come along later, or intercept and join the cruise on Saturday.
For those who use the RFYC taxi, note timings for the Boatman on Friday. John Spencely is driving the launch from 16.00 to 17.00 and then Dylan is on from 18.00.