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                                                    

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Sail, Run, Row – Postponed due to forecast

Saturday 27 May – Sail, Run, Row

In conjunction with the Newhaven Coastal Rowers this eagerly anticipated fixture features sailors, runners and rowers come together in an exciting relay race.  Whilst competitive this is a fantastic day out for the participants, onlookers and friends and family culminating in a BBQ and prize giving.  Truly a great social occasion so why not come along and support one of the key events on the FCYC calendar.

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Sunday – Inchkeith Trophy

Sunday 21 May is the first Joint Passage Race which sees us race round Inchkeith (and a few other marks!).  This is also one of the Forth Inshore Group events so there should be a healthy turnout. Lets encourage the same from the Corinthians!

Full sailing instructions on the Forth Yacht Club Association website.

 

 

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Friday White Sail 1 – Results

Good turnout for the first white sail event of the season.  The conventional start appeared to go well (for most – oops!) and there was some close racing during the circuit.  Good enthusiasm during the race and in the Bell Block afterwards.  Congratulations to Zero Proof for coming out on top.  Full results as follows:

  1.  Zero Proof
  2. Malin
  3. Indulgence
  4. Eclipse
  5. Kashangi II
  6. Dorado
  7. Silver Lining
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Port Edgar Stern Chase – Results

A very close finish at the Road Bridge by all accounts with some blustery conditions to contend with along the way.  Congratulations to Misty Blue again for coming out on top – it seems anything Eddie can do Brian can match!

  1.  Misty Blue
  2.  Malin
  3.  Kashangi II
  4.  Maxine
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Commodore’s Regatta – Results

Great turnout on Saturday to welcome in the new sailing season with a few good tales overheard at the BBQ afterwards – something about rules??  Anyway the finalised results are as follows so congratulations to Misty Blue for taking the honours and everyone else for competing and achieving some personal milestones.

1 Misty Blue

2 Eclipse

3 Smij of Antrim

4 Kashangi II

5 Evening Star

6 Silver Lining

7 Selkie

8 Dorado

9 Sapphire

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Commodore’s Regatta and BBQ

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.

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