…. 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
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.