Lift In Postponed

It has been debated and agreed at Council that “Lift In”, scheduled for the 18th April 2020, should be postponed.
A date for rescheduling will be agreed in line with Government guidance and advice on Coronavirus during the following weeks.

This notification of postponement may seem premature being four weeks to 18th April but the next four weeks are probably the busiest in the clubs year with boats still needing  to be prepared for the season. In line with the Government advice to self isolate if required, minimise contact with others and concern for the over 70’s and those in the “at risk” category, it makes sense to eliminate unnecessary contact with others at the yard and Bell Block.

I trust we have your support on this decision and that we can look forward to enjoying ourselves on the water albeit a bit later in the year than normal.

Please follow the Government advice on Coronavirus and keep yourself and families safe and please be considerate to others.


Visit from Troon Commodore

Sat 1st Feb  – The Commodore from Troon.

Trinity Bowling Club, Lomond Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3JS 7 for 7.30pm

Carolyn Voisey has had a varied relationship with the sea: – sailor, deliverer of boats, retired marine surveyor and volunteer standby engineer with the RNLI. She has been on approximately 200 shouts.

She is currently the Commodore of Troon Cruising Club, which like FCYC, provides affordable sailing for all.  Between 1976 and 1978, before Carolyn joined the club, it’s existence  was threatened by the building of Troon Marina. The issue reached the Houses of Parliament before a solution was found and Troon Crusing Club was saved.

Carolyn, a lively raconteur, will talk to us about some or all of the above topics.  There will be an opportunity for questions after.


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                           

Vice-Commodore       Jim Halliday                07516825779                            

Harvour Master          Pete Matthew    


Treasurer                     Nicky Strachan            07979963048                                        

Secretary                     Gordon Yates               0792588073                                                 

Yours sincerely,


Jim Halliday, Vice-Commodore, BBC