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 –
- H Boat
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.
The Friday White Sail on 05 June and Ladies race on 06 June are cancelled due to adverse weather forecast for the weekend.
The next suitable date for the Ladies race looks like Sunday 12 July and a confirmation note will be sent out if this proves to be the case.
For your diaries:
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June Edinburgh Gin Regatta.
Saturday 20 June Sail Run Row Race.
Please support both these club events.
Please inform Eddie Myatt if you are able to take part in the Sail Run Row race on the 20th we need a minimum of 10 club yachts to make this event as successful as it was last year. Don’t worry if you aren’t a racer this event is more about fun than racing, but I need at least 10 skippers to commit to turn up.
Here’s a document with all the details : Forth Midsummer Challenge 2015
With thanks to Shannon Tofts for these fine photos of the Regatta.