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.
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:
- How do you set up a rig?
- 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?
Two events in one this weekend with destination Dunbar for their annual music festival. Please see link below for a note from Willy for the final Cruise in Company which also has a handy link to the music festival programme. It should also be noted that this is included in this years racing programme so please see the handbook for details. As the race pretty much mirrors the cruise why don’t all boats just take a start and finish time per the instructions. And if you don’t have a handicap no need to worry as Ken is more than happy to supply one.
There is healthy interest so far including: Malin; Eclipse; Misty Blue; Early Bird; Belle Ile and Kashangi II so it would be great if others could join us. Tides are a wee bit awkward but not impossible and the weather at this stage looks much more promising than it was last year. Please contact Ken, Willy or myself if anyone has any concerns or wishes to talk through anything.
So, whether you intend to cruise down in company leaving at 10.30am on Friday or any other time on Friday or Saturday, or you choose to race on Friday or Saturday it would be good to see as many as can make it for some fun in Dunbar.
Hopefully see you there!
It looks like I may have been a little remiss about sharing some of the results from recent races. So congratulations to all the winners, second and third places and so on.
JPR 3 Surry Cup
2. Zero Proof
Malin, Misty Blue and SmiJ all retired due to lack of wind
JPR 3 Marsh Cup
Kashangi II and Amare both retired due to lack of wind
JPR 4 Jubilee Cup
1. Wizz Too
2. Zero Proof
5. Misty Blue
Friday White Sail 8 (re-calculated due to incompetence!)
4. Kashangi II
Congratulations to Misty Blue for sailing to first place in the Ladies Race – swear that engine was on as they sailed right through the fleet after a slow start. This event was really well attended this year and full results below:
1. Misty Blue
5. Kashangi II
SmiJ retired after having an argument with a coaster and a channel buoy (twice I hear!!) as did Malin who I think were just thirsty. Joining up with those that cruised to Aberdour saw a magnificent fleet of 10 Corinthian boats moored against the harbour wall.
Info about East Coast Sailing Festival 2017 is now available; ECSF 2017 Notice for FCYC website-1.
PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD AND IS NOW 4.45pm
The postponed Marsh and Surry Cups will now take place on Sunday 13 August at 5.30pm using the following race instructions:
JPR – 3: FCYC MARSH AND SURRY CUPS
HW Approx: 19:22hrs Start time: 17:30hrs Sunday 13 August 2017
All Yachts Numeral 1
2 START LINE
The starting line will be between the mast of Committee Boat displaying an Orange Flag & RFYC Mark H.
3 THE COURSE
CAPITALS TO PORT – lower case to starboard
MARSH (HC =>1100) Green Flag: start(h), rfyc’m’, wg, LA, z, finish (h)
Red Flag: START(H), RFYC ‘Z’, la, WG, RFYC ‘M’, FINISH (H)
SURRY (HC<1100) Green Flag: Start(h), rfyc ‘m’, pallas, LA, rfyc ‘s’, finish(h)
Red Flag: START(H), RFYC ‘S’, la, PALLAS, RFYC ‘M’, FINISH(H)
4 FINISH LINE
The finishing line will be between RFYC Mark H and the black and white marks on the corner of the disused race box on the NE corner of the East Breakwater.
For the purpose of Scoring towards the Joint Passage Race Series, the Place in the class a yacht achieves will be their score for the race within the Joint Passage Race Series.
Prizes will be awarded as per FCYC General Sailing Instructions plus
Surry Cup 1st FCYC Club Member H/C < 1100
Marsh Cup 1st FCYC Club Member H/C = > 1100
7 TIME LIMITS Absolute Time limit is 20:15hrs