Thank goodness a little breeze filled in to allow a start for this years Inchkeith Trophy or it would have been the third event in a row to suffer a cancellation due to lack of wind. Three boats took part in a very pleasant couple of hours sail round the course with the finishing order – Brave, Eclipse and Misty Blue. This did not change after applying the handicaps so congratulations to Brave on winning their first Corinthian trophy.
- Misty Blue
The Lifejacket Clinic is on Saturday 21st April
The RNLI will be at the RFYC Clubhouse from 2pm onwards. Pop in to get your lifejackets checked for the season.
A subject dear to all our hearts – Martin Palmer has put together a video of Robin bleeding diesel & changing the oil & filter. The first of many perhaps?
Above is a poster for a new racing series taking place on the Forth this year which combines the best of the previous FIG races and club regattas.
For more info please go to https://fyca.org.uk/
In addition FYCA now have a Facebook page “Forth Yacht Clubs Association” for cruising and racing on the Forth.
Members may be interested in the attached notice (see link below) which gives information about the services offered by RFYC to FCYC members.
RFYC services to FCYC
All Corinthians are invited to the FCYC Launch Party on Saturday 7th April at Trinity .Bowling Club – a chance to get together, eat, drink and find out what’s planned for the season.
The Sailing Committee will be telling us about the 2018 Sailing Programme. Food will include Franks famous slow cooked pulled pork made with his secret recipe (veggie food available too).
The bar will be open from 7pm……..
Corinthians are invited to attend the RFYC winter talks, more info in this RFYC Winter Talks 2018 flyer.
Please click the link below to access the latest edition of Fairwind.
Fairwind Winter 2017
The Sail Doctor Team from Port Edgar are coming along to lead our Training……
7:30pm Tuesday 27th March 2018 in the Bell Block
At our first Off the Water Training in January, we discussed our next session which is on Sails and how they work! There was a lot of enthusiasm and lots of questions put forward:
We will have 30 minutes very basic chat. There will be something for everyone!
Here are some of the questions:
- Light wind sailing…Is it best to have the main outhaul on tight…Downwind or outhaul eased?
- Best way to increase luff tension in foresail: Tighten halyard or pull on backstay?
- When do you employ kicker?
- Tips for light airs sailing…..
- Do you have to do anything different when trimming a furling foresail than you do when using standard genoa?
- How do all the different tell tails work?
- How do you get the best out of old sails and what can the Sail Doctor offer to do to upgrade old sails, if anything?