Destination 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!
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 –
Many thanks to John Hunter, our new Fairwind Editor for getting out a long overdue new edition of Fairwind, the club’s (sometimes) quarterly newsletter. Those of you who have visited the Bell Block recently will have seen that a number of copies have been made available on old-fashioned print media.
For the rest of you, a digital edition is available on our Fairwind page.
PS If you’re using Acrobat you need to look at it in two-page view, having ticked ‘Show cover in two page view’
It was a damp and cold start to the day, but it soon ‘came away nice.’ And despite a very low tide mid-morning, it all went without a hitch. Thanks as ever to our indefatigable harbour secretary George Mackay, and of course to the excellent tutelage provided by Lachie. Here’s a selection of photos from the day.
… to go until lift in! Some snaps of people round the yard taking advantage of the fine weather and the Monday Holiday (though many of them look suspiciously as if they’re retired in any case).
Members may be interested in the attached notice (see link below) which once again offers FCYC members access to the excellent RFYC Water Taxi Service (now 7 days a week!), as well as their crane for boat and mast lifts.
Lift In is booked for Saturday 9th April 2016, 7am start (weather permitting).
The Harbour Secretary would also like to remind boat owners that they are expected to attend at least one mooring work party if they wish to have the use of an FCYC mooring in the sailing season.
There is still time to do your bit if you have not been involved to date. Just give GM a call to volunteer!