Two events this week to whet your appetite – one for the cruisers and one for the racers, obviously both open to all so hopefully most boats will be out on the Forth this weekend.
Sat 22 – Club Cruise – the third organised cruise of the season is a mystery until details are announced later in the week. Also open to the racers for some relaxing fun.
Sun 23 – Wickes Stern Chase for another spin round the buoys. A good one for cruisers too!
The results of last Friday’s White Sail are as follows:
- Zero Proof
- Misty Blue
- Kashangi II
- Eastie Beastie
Indulgence took part but recorded a DNF. Personal handicaps will be re-calibrated for the next race on 28 July.
Main event for the Corinthians this coming week is our second Club Cruise on Sunday 9 July. Always popular with family and friends for a relaxing time on and off water. So why not get your boat off that mooring and join in. Destination details to follow nearer the time.
For those not participating and wishing to race Aberdour Boat Club has its regatta on Saturday 8 July and it’s Burntislands turn on Sunday 9 July.
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:
- Misty Blue
The overall results for the Joint Passage Race are as follows:
- Misty Blue
- Wizz Too
An evening that had plenty of gusts, wind changes and the retirement of the lead boat (SmiJ continuing some recent bad luck) produced the following results. Personal handicaps have again been adjusted for use in the next White Sail on June 30.
- Misty Blue
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.
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:
5. Kashangi II
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
Vice-Commodore Jim Halliday 07516825779
Harvour Master Pete Matthew firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Nicky Strachan 07979963048
Secretary Gordon Yates 0792588073
Jim Halliday, Vice-Commodore, BBC