Don’t forget – the Parade of Sail Commodore’s Regatta is on Sunday 5th May, starting at 14:00.
This will be followed by a barbeque in the boatyard afterwards.
Thanks to Niall Sinclair for the photo from 2018’s event
The 2019 Handbook is available to pick up at the Bell Block.
The sailing programme is also viewable on this website here
Our refuse collection day is now Wednesday (previously Thursday) – if you’re at the yard, make sure it’s put outside the gates. You’ll see that we now have a much larger wheelie bin but if you’ve bottles, aluminium cans or cardboard, please take them home and recycle them.
Get those sails laundered – only three months to go – Lift In will be Saturday 13 April
As you’ll all be looking for distractions in this cold weather with its long nights, we’ve added some winter events in the Bell Block involving splicing, knots and race officer duties to our calendar.
Thanks to Libby for the artwork…
Monday the 15th October saw the FCYC AGM and the stepping down of our Commodore Frank Martin. Frank’s tenure at the helm of the club has seen, arguably, the most significant step forward for the club in decades, in that we’ve finally secured a long term lease on the yard on Middle Pier.
Here’s Frank with the finance team, who’ve scraped enough together from an appreciative membership to present him with an ex-Commodore’s burgee. Fair winds, Frank!
Denis Wight, Frank Martin, Libby Gunn
A great film here from the Commodore’s Closing Regatta https://vimeo.com/293798374. Filmed from Brave
It’s getting close! Saturday 20th October – yet another clash with a Hearts home game, goddamit.
Weather reports showing uncertain wind conditions together with a general lack of confirmed participants would suggest that this event is postponed. The event will now be run on Saturday 6 October with a start time of 12 noon and the seasons wash up meeting at 2pm.
Just a reminder that this Saturday is the last organised outing of the season – the Commodore’s Closing Regatta/Parade of Sail.
The rules are as for the White Sail Series with a start time of 15:00. Race will be about an hour long.
There will be briefing at 14:00hrs and a season’s de briefing after the race around 16:30hrs
Weather dependant there will be a BBQ, so bring your own food and drink.
This event is really suitable for all who like to play on the water so please come along, join in and give our outgoing Commodore a fantastic send off.
If anyone cannot make the sailing, please come along at 16:30hrs for a season’s de brief, so we can hear comments to organise what we do next year..
Hope to see as many as possible on Saturday.