…. starts Tuesday at 7pm with Training on the Water. Options include spinnaker work, Race Officer Duty or any other ideas that people may have.
The second event in the Joint Passage Race series organised in conjunction with the Royal Forth was the Wilson Cup held in gorgeous sunshine on 7 July. 10 boats ‘braved’ the unusual elements of soaring temperatures, sunshine and little wind for a pleasant, exciting, frustrating (delete as appropriate) 5 hour race where the latter half of the fleet finished within a minute of each other.
Overall results were as follows with the Forth Corinthian boats in bold denoting the finishing order of the Wilson Cup race within the race:
- Misty Blue (1st)
- Wizz Too
- Brave (2nd)
- Eclipse (3rd)
- SmiJ (4th)
(Apparition and Kashangi II retired)
The first two Friday White Sail races were abandoned due to lack of wind so it was a bit of a relief to get the series off the ground on 22 June where the results of FWS 3 were as follows:
- Kashangi II
The same four boats contested the Friday White Sail 4 on 6 July with the following slightly different finish:
- Kashangi II
Congratulations to John and crew on Kashangi for a clean sweep so far as we look forward to the next instalment on Friday 20 July.
2. Indulgence – Kate Carter
3. Selkie – Emma Conroy
4. SmiJ – Sue Martin
Thank goodness a little breeze filled in to allow a start for this years Inchkeith Trophy or it would have been the third event in a row to suffer a cancellation due to lack of wind. Three boats took part in a very pleasant couple of hours sail round the course with the finishing order – Brave, Eclipse and Misty Blue. This did not change after applying the handicaps so congratulations to Brave on winning their first Corinthian trophy.
- Misty Blue
A subject dear to all our hearts – Martin Palmer has put together a video of Robin bleeding diesel & changing the oil & filter. The first of many perhaps?
Above is a poster for a new racing series taking place on the Forth this year which combines the best of the previous FIG races and club regattas.
For more info please go to https://fyca.org.uk/
In addition FYCA now have a Facebook page “Forth Yacht Clubs Association” for cruising and racing on the Forth.
Members may be interested in the attached notice (see link below) which gives information about the services offered by RFYC to FCYC members.