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.
Ladies Race 2013 – thanks to Alan Kirkpatrick
A reminder that Ladies Race is now rescheduled for Saturday 6 August – Start Time 15:00 BST.
There will be a BBQ after racing on Aberbour from approx 17.30 to 19.00 – all welcome – a fired up BBQ will be available for cooking your own food.
Royal Forth Yacht Club & Forth Corinthian Yacht Club
Close racing – photo Tony Clarke
The Edinburgh Gin Regatta: 16th – 17th July 2016
Notice of Race now published and available to download.
See also event calendar item.
(Photos from 2015 event)
Close racing – photo by Tony Clarke
Saturday 18 June sees the third annual ‘Forth Midsummer Challenge’ relay race, where FCYC and Newhaven Coastal Rowing Club pair visiting skiffs and local yachts together in teams for a bit of friendly sport messing about in boats.
At 11:00 there will be a race introduction / safety briefing for coxes, crews (racing and spectator boats) and runners. If you’re not involved in that, we hope you’ll still find time to come down and enjoy the spectacle and the social event afterwards. The approximate timings for the day are –
12:15 – Race starts with yachts leaving Granton in a ‘stern chase’ handicapped start
12:50 – 13:00 Yachts with runners on-board arriving at Newhaven Harbour pontoon
13:00 – 13:20 Runners race back to waiting skiffs at Granton pontoon via waterfront
13:20 – 13:50 Skiffs with runners complete course around bay, returning to Granton
13:50 – 14:10 Runners race back along waterfront to Newhaven and waiting yachts
14:10 – 14:45 Yachts race back to Granton Harbour carrying runners.
Order of completion recorded for setting the starting order for the final leg
15:00 – 15:15 Yachts moor up and runners board skiffs for ‘grand finale’
15:15 – 15:45 Skiffs started in rolling start for the grand finale, finishing within the harbour
15:45 Winning team crosses finish line!
16:00 – 16:30 Skiffs recovered at public slipway
17:00 – 19:30 BBQ, drinks, music and prize giving !!!
Last year’s winners …..with runner aboard enjoying the view!
Ahoy Corinthians – notice is hereby attached of the upcoming Edinburgh Gin Regatta – 16/17 July 2016.
Details of the weekend and an entry form can be found here –
Edinburgh Regatta 2016 Notice of Race
The second annual Forth Midsummer Challenge was a huge success, with a record turnout. Here are some excellent pictures of the day – with many thanks to Shannon Tofts.