An evening that had plenty of gusts, wind changes and the retirement of the lead boat (SmiJ continuing some recent bad luck) produced the following results. Personal handicaps have again been adjusted for use in the next White Sail on June 30.
- Misty Blue
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:
5. Kashangi II
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 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.
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:
- Zero Proof
- Kashangi II
- Silver Lining
A very close finish at the Road Bridge by all accounts with some blustery conditions to contend with along the way. Congratulations to Misty Blue again for coming out on top – it seems anything Eddie can do Brian can match!
- Misty Blue
- Kashangi II
Great turnout on Saturday to welcome in the new sailing season with a few good tales overheard at the BBQ afterwards – something about rules?? Anyway the finalised results are as follows so congratulations to Misty Blue for taking the honours and everyone else for competing and achieving some personal milestones.
1 Misty Blue
3 Smij of Antrim
4 Kashangi II
5 Evening Star
6 Silver Lining
Spring has started, Lift In’s nearly here so come along to the FCYC Pre-Season Social.
Saturday 1st April at Trinity Bowling Club (7pm) there will be:
A short film about “The Aileach” – a Celtic Galley looked after by the Lord of the Isles Galley Trust
Curry!!!! At the bargain price of £3 per person. Pay on the night.
Hear about the 2017 Sailing Programme and a demo on how to use Big Tent – a booking system for putting skippers and crews together.
Doors open at 7pm – come along!
Our last “Off The Water” talk/meeting is on Tuesday 28th March 2017 in the Bell Block at 7pm.
It will be headed up by our Sailing Secretary Kenny Allan and will cover general points about racing including our Sailing Programme and will include the ABC’s of Racing……. to Handicaps, Starting a Race, Sailing a Course, Trimming Sails and Finishing a Race.
The first of the FCYC Off The Water Training Events will be held on Tuesday 31st January, 7pm – 8pm in the Bell Block.
We rely on our members to carry out many voluntary tasks. One of them is Race Officer. If you are planning to be involved in racing this season you will be expected to help out with at least one Race Officer Duty.
Eddie Myatt will talk to us about how to run a race, so come along and join in the banter.