This Weeks Sailing

Two events this week to whet your appetite – one for the cruisers and one for the racers, obviously both open to all so hopefully most boats will be out on the Forth this weekend.

Sat 22 – Club Cruise – the third organised cruise of the season is a mystery until details are announced later in the week.  Also open to the racers for some relaxing fun.

Sun 23 – Wickes Stern Chase for another spin round the buoys.  A good one for cruisers too!

 

This Weeks Sailing

Main event for the Corinthians this coming week is our second Club Cruise on Sunday 9 July.  Always popular with family and friends for a relaxing time on and off water.  So why not get your boat off that mooring and join in.  Destination details to follow nearer the time.

For those not participating and wishing to race Aberdour Boat Club has its regatta on Saturday 8 July and it’s Burntislands turn on Sunday 9 July.

 

Wilson Cup and JPR2 – Results

Nine boats turned out for the second of our Joint Passage Race series in conjunction with the Royal Forth.  Very good starts by all led to some close racing to Channel Buoy 7, followed by a fast spinnaker leg behind Inchkeith before the wind died on the beat back.  Race shortened at RFYC mark Z to be fair to the slower boats.  Obviously when these decisions are made it wasn’t long before the wind filled in nicely!

The results for the Wilson Cup are:

  1. Misty Blue
  2. Apparition
  3. SmiJ

The overall results for the Joint Passage Race are as follows:

  1. Meteor
  2. Hannah
  3. Misty Blue
  4. Wizz Too
  5. Stargazer
  6. Apparition
  7. SmiJ
  8. Timania
  9. Skimmer

Friday White Sail 2 – Results

What a great evening – nice wind, sunshine and some pretty close sailing!  Back to the traditional staggered start this time and a refreshingly new course selected by the Race Officers.  Would you believe 3 boats had elapsed times within 18 seconds of each other.  Personal handicaps have been adjusted again and will be used for the next White Sail on 16 June.

The final results are noted below:

1. Eclipse
2. SmiJ
3. Dorado
4. Malin
5. Kashangi II
6. Maxine

Sail, Run, Row – Postponed due to forecast

Saturday 27 May – Sail, Run, Row

In conjunction with the Newhaven Coastal Rowers this eagerly anticipated fixture features sailors, runners and rowers come together in an exciting relay race.  Whilst competitive this is a fantastic day out for the participants, onlookers and friends and family culminating in a BBQ and prize giving.  Truly a great social occasion so why not come along and support one of the key events on the FCYC calendar.

Sunday – Inchkeith Trophy

Sunday 21 May is the first Joint Passage Race which sees us race round Inchkeith (and a few other marks!).  This is also one of the Forth Inshore Group events so there should be a healthy turnout. Lets encourage the same from the Corinthians!

Full sailing instructions on the Forth Yacht Club Association website.

 

 

Friday White Sail 1 – Results

Good turnout for the first white sail event of the season.  The conventional start appeared to go well (for most – oops!) and there was some close racing during the circuit.  Good enthusiasm during the race and in the Bell Block afterwards.  Congratulations to Zero Proof for coming out on top.  Full results as follows:

  1.  Zero Proof
  2. Malin
  3. Indulgence
  4. Eclipse
  5. Kashangi II
  6. Dorado
  7. Silver Lining