Blackness Boat Club

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                                     jmckay38@outlook.com

Vice-Commodore       Jim Halliday                07516825779                                      dzhimchik@btinternet.com

Harvour Master          Pete Matthew              petematthewtpt@hotmail.co.uk

 

Treasurer                     Nicky Strachan            07979963048                                                  nick3368@fsmail.net

Secretary                     Gordon Yates               0792588073                                                           deeyates@blueyonder.co.uk

Yours sincerely,

 

Jim Halliday, Vice-Commodore, BBC                                                    

FCYC Pre-Season Social

Spring has started, Lift In’s nearly here so come along to the FCYC Pre-Season Social.

Saturday 1st April at Trinity Bowling Club (7pm) there will be:

A short film about “The Aileach” – a Celtic Galley looked after by the Lord of the Isles Galley Trust

Curry!!!!  At the bargain price of £3  per person. Pay on the night.

Hear about the 2017 Sailing Programme and a demo on how to use Big Tent – a booking system  for putting skippers and crews together.

Doors open at 7pm – come along!

Racing – What is it?

Our last “Off The Water” talk/meeting is on Tuesday 28th March 2017 in the Bell Block at 7pm.

It will be headed up by our Sailing Secretary Kenny Allan and will cover general points about racing including our Sailing Programme and will include the ABC’s of Racing……. to Handicaps, Starting a Race, Sailing a Course, Trimming Sails and Finishing a Race.

 

 

Off The Water Training – 28th February

The second Off The Water Training session is Tuesday 28th February.  It will be hosted by Frank Martin – the topic is sailing. Its hoped that discussion on the night will be used to help plan the On The Water training programme for 2017.

As ever, all Corinthians are welcome, it will be held in the Bell Block starting at 7pm.

Kenny Allen

Sailing Secretary