The 2017 Sailing Season officially starts this Saturday with the Commodore’s Regatta followed by a BBQ in the yard. So let’s all dust those cob webs off and put all that winter refit work into practice and get out on the water and enjoy…
Bring along some food and drink for some post sail entertainment at the yard BBQ.
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, as well as their crane for boat and mast lifts.
RFYC services to FCYC 2017
For those that haven’t managed to pick up a hard copy of the latest edition of Fairwind from the Bell Block please click on the link below for a right good read!
Fairwind winter 2016-17
It’s that time of year when many of us will be using the crane – time to acquaint yourself with the updated documents on this website!
Information for Saturday 8th April Lift In.
The crane will arrive on site around 7am on Saturday morning to be set up for lifting around 8am.
Boat owners are expected to be in attendance from 7.30am. Crew can be advised of their skippers time slot but may miss their lift if the order is changed.
The parking area outside the yard must be kept clear for crane and trailer access.
Wearing of hard hats is compulsory in the yard.
If you have not sent a copy of your boat insurance to the secretary please have a copy available on the day. If you have not paid your summer bill your boat might not be lifted into the harbour. A cheque on the day will be acceptable.
Linda Pennycook and her team, all willing volunteers, will provide the tea, coffee and rolls from the kitchen in the Bell Block.
Please be aware of the dangers involved in lifting boats and masts using a large crane. The risk of personal injury and damage to boats is minimised by being sensible and by following the procedures and Method Statements as detailed on this web site, under the members section.
Spring has started, Lift In’s nearly here so come along to the FCYC Pre-Season Social.
Saturday 1st April at Trinity Bowling Club (7pm) there will be:
A short film about “The Aileach” – a Celtic Galley looked after by the Lord of the Isles Galley Trust
Curry!!!! At the bargain price of £3 per person. Pay on the night.
Hear about the 2017 Sailing Programme and a demo on how to use Big Tent – a booking system for putting skippers and crews together.
Doors open at 7pm – come along!
Our last “Off The Water” talk/meeting is on Tuesday 28th March 2017 in the Bell Block at 7pm.
It will be headed up by our Sailing Secretary Kenny Allan and will cover general points about racing including our Sailing Programme and will include the ABC’s of Racing……. to Handicaps, Starting a Race, Sailing a Course, Trimming Sails and Finishing a Race.
Corinthians are invited to attend RFYC Winter Talks – these will be held in their clubhouse. More info available on their site.
The second Off The Water Training session is Tuesday 28th February. It will be hosted by Frank Martin – the topic is sailing. Its hoped that discussion on the night will be used to help plan the On The Water training programme for 2017.
As ever, all Corinthians are welcome, it will be held in the Bell Block starting at 7pm.
The event returns to Granton this year hosted by FYCA
1 September to 4 September 2017
Details to follow but in the meantime add the date to your 2017 sailing schedule