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                                                    

RFYC One Design Weekend

RFYC One Design Weekend – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August

RFYC have over 20 entries so far.  Most yachts do not have engines so will need free access to the outside of the pontoon over the weekend.  Best to keep the pontoon as clear as possible but if you do need to use, please use the inside.  Any yachts left unattended on an outside berth will be moved.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation, which will be much appreciated by the folk who do not have to move your boat!

Frank Martin FCYC 24/8/16

This Weeks Sailing

Saturday 18 June – Sail, Run, Row

Run in conjunction with the Newhaven Coastal Rowers this is a fantastic family day of fun.  If you wish to participate register your interest in advance with Eddie alternatively come along on the day to enjoy the spectacle.

 

Sunday 19 June – Cruise in Company

The first cruise to Crammond was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone taking part and it would be great to see as many out on the water next Sunday.

Why not come along and join the fleet?