Cruise in Company – Inchkeith Harbour Sunday 14th August 2016

InchkeithDestination Inchkeith Harbour– H.W. 1225hrs (B.S.T.)

For the fourth and final in our series of ‘Cruise in Company’ events the proposal is to head to Inchkeith Harbour. The tides are still ‘neepie’ (range 2.6m) and wind forecast is for light westerlies (7 – 9 kts). Getting there should be easy sail or motor sail (trail your mackerel lines!) but looks like it will be an iron spinnaker home. Once in the harbour berthing is likely to be to raft up – similar to the arrangement we had at Burntisland.

 Meet at Granton on the pontoon at 11.00am

Enjoy your picnic lunch and refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a wee dawnder up to Inchkeith Lighthouse might be in order.

Enjoyable motor/sail-in-company back to Granton aiming to leaving the island around 2.00pm

Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

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Cruise in Company 31 July 2016

Ahoy Corinthians – Destination Burntisland – H.W. 1326hrs (B.S.T.)
For the third in our series of ‘Cruise in Company’ events the proposal is to head to Burntiisland Harbour. The decision is based on forecast westerly winds being around 15 – 20 knots (gusts). A sail to Burntisland is a relatively straight sail for those light handed and with young crew. Once in the harbour preferred berthing is to raft up in the inner harbour which is well sheltered. diagram here –  Forth Corinthian Yacht Club – CiC July 2016

Meet at Granton on the pontoon at 11.00am
Enjoy your picnic lunch and refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a wee dawnder ashore might be in order.
It’s also Burntisland Sailing Club’s Regatta on Sunday and I have contacted the commodore to alert him to our plans and I have asked if we can visit their clubhouse. I’ll let everyone know on Sunday if this is possible.
Enjoyable sail-in-company back to Granton aiming to leave Burntisland around 2.30pm/3.00pm
Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

 

Midsummer Pontoon Party

Ahoy Corinthians!
Are you free on the evening of Friday 24th June?
It would be wonderful if you could join us all for our Midsummer Pontoon Party on the EML pontoon.
It’s been a good while since we’ve had one and Midsummer seems the perfect time.
We anticipate good food, good chat and some good music too!
The party starts around 7pm although the racers will be joining slightly later, after the Joint White Sail race finishes.
If you don’t want to bother cooking, take advantage of the Carry Out option, where food orders and payment will be taken, from menus available at either the RFYC bar or on the pontoon itself, starting around 5.30pm.
The menus are available to look at in advance from the RFYC clubhouse bar.
The food will be ordered at 7.30pm, so if you place your order before you go racing, it will be delivered in time for your return.
If you have bunting, please dress your boat up for the party- the brighter the better!
This is a FREE EVENT! We just want to encourage folk to meet up and have a bit of fun.
It’s also a BYOB event, so you can drink whatever you want but please take responsibility for and dispose of your own rubbish.
If you have any questions at all, please ask Sandra at the RFYC office on 0131 552 8560 or via email on royalforth@btconnect.com
We look forward to seeing you there! “

Cruise in Company – Father’s Day Treat!

Cruise in Company – Father’s Day Treat!

Sunday 19th June 2016

Aberdour

I can see the pub from here Corinthians . . . . . . . !

Destination Aberdour – H.W. 1511hrs (B.S.T.)

Following on from our last Cruise in Company to Cramond Boat Club the proposal for this Sunday’s outing is to head to Aberdour. Tides are ideal with high tide at 3.00pm which gives all dad’s enough time for a long lie, enjoy breakfast in bed before heading down to the harbour – meeting on the pontoon at 12.30pm

The (current) forecast is predicting light winds from the south which should allow a leisurely down-wind sail to our destination – aiming to arrive around 2.00pm/2.30pm.

Enjoy your picnic lunch and a refreshment while rafted up with other club boats and for the more energetic – a regimental march up to the Cedar Inn where the new owners are waiting for your custom.

Enjoyable sail-in-company back to Granton (or charge your batteries with the engine!) leaving Aberdour around 4.00pm

Everyone encouraged to join in the cruise including families, children, dogs and dinghies!

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The Forth Midsummer Challenge

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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 !!!

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Last year’s winners …..with runner aboard enjoying the view!

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Winter Events Update

Some updates to our  winter programme….

Quiz Night is on Wednesday 17th Feb (not Saturday 17th Feb as previously advertised). This year its being held at the RFYC Clubhouse.

From Beginner to Inverness – Pam Strachan and Martin Palmer. Saturday 5th March, Trinity Bowling Club. 7pm.  Come and hear about Pam and Martin’s tales from their trip last year.

Torness Power Station – Anyone up for a trip to Torness?  Booked for Thursday 10th March at 11am. We need to tell them in advance who is coming so I will send out a reminder nearer the time.

Any questions? Get in touch: libbygunn@blueyonder.co.uk