Two events for consideration this week:
Tuesday 22 May Training on the Water covers the dark arts of flying a spinnaker:
How do you set up spinnaker tackle?
How do you trim a spinnaker to make it work?
Would you like to ‘fly’ the spinnaker?
All will be revealed next Tuesday 22 May at 7pm when Frank will be on the pontoons aboard SmiJ!
Sunday 27 May Fife Regatta hosted by Forth Cruising Club is the second event in the new FYCA Forth Series. For more information please go to https://fyca.org.uk/
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.
Two events in one this weekend with destination Dunbar for their annual music festival. Please see link below for a note from Willy for the final Cruise in Company which also has a handy link to the music festival programme. It should also be noted that this is included in this years racing programme so please see the handbook for details. As the race pretty much mirrors the cruise why don’t all boats just take a start and finish time per the instructions. And if you don’t have a handicap no need to worry as Ken is more than happy to supply one.
There is healthy interest so far including: Malin; Eclipse; Misty Blue; Early Bird; Belle Ile and Kashangi II so it would be great if others could join us. Tides are a wee bit awkward but not impossible and the weather at this stage looks much more promising than it was last year. Please contact Ken, Willy or myself if anyone has any concerns or wishes to talk through anything.
So, whether you intend to cruise down in company leaving at 10.30am on Friday or any other time on Friday or Saturday, or you choose to race on Friday or Saturday it would be good to see as many as can make it for some fun in Dunbar.
Hopefully see you there!
It looks like I may have been a little remiss about sharing some of the results from recent races. So congratulations to all the winners, second and third places and so on.
JPR 3 Surry Cup
2. Zero Proof
Malin, Misty Blue and SmiJ all retired due to lack of wind
JPR 3 Marsh Cup
Kashangi II and Amare both retired due to lack of wind
JPR 4 Jubilee Cup
1. Wizz Too
2. Zero Proof
5. Misty Blue
Friday White Sail 8 (re-calculated due to incompetence!)
4. Kashangi II
Congratulations to Misty Blue for sailing to first place in the Ladies Race – swear that engine was on as they sailed right through the fleet after a slow start. This event was really well attended this year and full results below:
1. Misty Blue
5. Kashangi II
SmiJ retired after having an argument with a coaster and a channel buoy (twice I hear!!) as did Malin who I think were just thirsty. Joining up with those that cruised to Aberdour saw a magnificent fleet of 10 Corinthian boats moored against the harbour wall.
Info about East Coast Sailing Festival 2017 is now available; ECSF 2017 Notice for FCYC website-1.
PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD AND IS NOW 4.45pm
The postponed Marsh and Surry Cups will now take place on Sunday 13 August at 5.30pm using the following race instructions:
JPR – 3: FCYC MARSH AND SURRY CUPS
HW Approx: 19:22hrs Start time: 17:30hrs Sunday 13 August 2017
All Yachts Numeral 1
2 START LINE
The starting line will be between the mast of Committee Boat displaying an Orange Flag & RFYC Mark H.
3 THE COURSE
CAPITALS TO PORT – lower case to starboard
MARSH (HC =>1100) Green Flag: start(h), rfyc’m’, wg, LA, z, finish (h)
Red Flag: START(H), RFYC ‘Z’, la, WG, RFYC ‘M’, FINISH (H)
SURRY (HC<1100) Green Flag: Start(h), rfyc ‘m’, pallas, LA, rfyc ‘s’, finish(h)
Red Flag: START(H), RFYC ‘S’, la, PALLAS, RFYC ‘M’, FINISH(H)
4 FINISH LINE
The finishing line will be between RFYC Mark H and the black and white marks on the corner of the disused race box on the NE corner of the East Breakwater.
For the purpose of Scoring towards the Joint Passage Race Series, the Place in the class a yacht achieves will be their score for the race within the Joint Passage Race Series.
Prizes will be awarded as per FCYC General Sailing Instructions plus
Surry Cup 1st FCYC Club Member H/C < 1100
Marsh Cup 1st FCYC Club Member H/C = > 1100
7 TIME LIMITS Absolute Time limit is 20:15hrs
A record breaking turnout with 9 boats competing against each other and the light winds. A very close and crowded first mark was the main excitement with most boats only managing to complete a single lap before the race was shortened. Congratulations again to Ken and the Zero Proof crew. Full results:
- Zero Proof
- Misty Blue
Silver Lining and Eastie Beastie both recorded DNF’s
The results of last Sunday’s Wickes Stern Chase are as follows:
- Misty Blue
Low numbers probably reflective of the weather so well done to all that participated.