This Weeks Sailing

A relatively quiet week coming up with no Corinthian racing events but for those who wish to go further afield:

Sunday 25 June – Gavin Adamson FIG – hosted by Dalgety Bay Sailing Club for both Division 1 and 2 boats.  Please see FYCA for sailing instructions.

 

Wilson Cup and JPR2 – Results

Nine boats turned out for the second of our Joint Passage Race series in conjunction with the Royal Forth.  Very good starts by all led to some close racing to Channel Buoy 7, followed by a fast spinnaker leg behind Inchkeith before the wind died on the beat back.  Race shortened at RFYC mark Z to be fair to the slower boats.  Obviously when these decisions are made it wasn’t long before the wind filled in nicely!

The results for the Wilson Cup are:

  1. Misty Blue
  2. Apparition
  3. SmiJ

The overall results for the Joint Passage Race are as follows:

  1. Meteor
  2. Hannah
  3. Misty Blue
  4. Wizz Too
  5. Stargazer
  6. Apparition
  7. SmiJ
  8. Timania
  9. Skimmer

Visit of Moonspray

The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust 44′ boat Moonspray will be visiting Granton next week –

ETA Thursday 23 to Sat 25 June. Her young crew are cancer recoverers and the Trust are keen that they don’t have to raft up and clamber over other boats (and this will assist in visits from parents etc) if it can be avoided. Can you all please help by ensuring the first 60ft of the north end outside of EML Pontoon is kept clear for their arrival.

More information on Moonspray’s trip round Britain can be found here. and details of the crew on the trip to and from Granton can be found here.

Thanks!

Friday White Sail 2 – Results

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:

1. Eclipse
2. SmiJ
3. Dorado
4. Malin
5. Kashangi II
6. Maxine

Blackness Boat Club

A message from Blackness Boat Club….

As summer comes in I’ve been asked by our Committee to let you know that your members are warmly invited to call in at Blackness. We are always pleased to see visitors and you will find a ready welcome. Our comfortable clubhouse has the usual facilities, including a well stocked bar. It offers panoramic views of the upper Forth. Blackness Castle is a few minutes’ walk away. During the sailing season the clubhouse is usually open but it’s a good idea to call the Commodore or Harbour Master in advance, particularly if you are coming from some distance away or where a number of boats are sailing together.

Boats can lie alongside the pier for 2.5 – 3 hrs either side of high water, depending on the state of the tide. In settled weather yachts can berth at the pier over more than one tide. At HWS there is approximately 3 metres of water at the pier, less at other times. There are usually club members around to take lines and give a hand with tying up but again it’s a good idea to get in touch with the Harbour Master before arrival. There is a slipway for landing from tenders for those who prefer to moor in the bay. Blackness Bay dries out so is suitable only for bilge keelers and yachts with lifting keels.

The Committee is keen to encourage visitors to make Blackness one of their destinations and we look forward to seeing some of you over the summer.

 

The Current Committee

Commodore                Jack Mackay                 07817221370                                     jmckay38@outlook.com

Vice-Commodore       Jim Halliday                07516825779                                      dzhimchik@btinternet.com

Harvour Master          Pete Matthew              petematthewtpt@hotmail.co.uk

 

Treasurer                     Nicky Strachan            07979963048                                                  nick3368@fsmail.net

Secretary                     Gordon Yates               0792588073                                                           deeyates@blueyonder.co.uk

Yours sincerely,

 

Jim Halliday, Vice-Commodore, BBC