Corinthians are invited to attend the RFYC winter talks, more info in this RFYC Winter Talks 2018 flyer.
At our first Off the Water Training in January, we discussed our next session which is on Sails and how they work! There was a lot of enthusiasm and lots of questions put forward:
We will have 30 minutes very basic chat. There will be something for everyone!
Here are some of the questions:
- How do you set up a rig?
- Light wind sailing…Is it best to have the main outhaul on tight…Downwind or outhaul eased?
- Best way to increase luff tension in foresail: Tighten halyard or pull on backstay?
- When do you employ kicker?
- Tips for light airs sailing…..
- Do you have to do anything different when trimming a furling foresail than you do when using standard genoa?
- How do all the different tell tails work?
- How do you get the best out of old sails and what can the Sail Doctor offer to do to upgrade old sails, if anything?
Come along to RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat station on Saturday 13th January to hear about one of Scotland’s busiest inshore lifeboat stations. Our talk/tour will start at 11am and will last 1 – 1.5 hours – pub lunch after perhaps!
Meet at Hawes Pier, Hawes Brae, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB at 10.50am.
Please let me know if you can make it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org If anyone needs a lift get in touch.
Christmas jumpers at the ready, our Annual Prize Giving and Christmas Party is on Saturday 2nd December at Trinity Bowling Club from 7pm.
Info about East Coast Sailing Festival 2017 is now available; ECSF 2017 Notice for FCYC website-1.
A message from Blackness Boat Club….
As summer comes in I’ve been asked by our Committee to let you know that your members are warmly invited to call in at Blackness. We are always pleased to see visitors and you will find a ready welcome. Our comfortable clubhouse has the usual facilities, including a well stocked bar. It offers panoramic views of the upper Forth. Blackness Castle is a few minutes’ walk away. During the sailing season the clubhouse is usually open but it’s a good idea to call the Commodore or Harbour Master in advance, particularly if you are coming from some distance away or where a number of boats are sailing together.
Boats can lie alongside the pier for 2.5 – 3 hrs either side of high water, depending on the state of the tide. In settled weather yachts can berth at the pier over more than one tide. At HWS there is approximately 3 metres of water at the pier, less at other times. There are usually club members around to take lines and give a hand with tying up but again it’s a good idea to get in touch with the Harbour Master before arrival. There is a slipway for landing from tenders for those who prefer to moor in the bay. Blackness Bay dries out so is suitable only for bilge keelers and yachts with lifting keels.
The Committee is keen to encourage visitors to make Blackness one of their destinations and we look forward to seeing some of you over the summer.
The Current Committee
Commodore Jack Mackay 07817221370
Vice-Commodore Jim Halliday 07516825779
Harvour Master Pete Matthew email@example.com
Treasurer Nicky Strachan 07979963048
Secretary Gordon Yates 0792588073
Jim Halliday, Vice-Commodore, BBC
Corinthians are invited to the Cramond Boat Club BBQ and Disco on Saturday 10th June. More info available here: Cramond bbq