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.
The FCYC survey 2018 is now available in Word format: FCYC survey 2018 or pdf: FCYC survey 2018
Paper copies are in the Bell Block.
Please return to email@example.com or post in the Bell Block by 21st September.
Commencing on Tuesday the 11th September 2018 for a period of 3 weeks, ASPECT SURVEYS will be undertaking bathymetric survey works for the full width of the River between the Forth Rail Bridge and Dhu Craig Buoy for the Forth Replacement Crossing.
Fulle details here FRC No 3 of 2018 – Survey Operations
The last scheduled Friday White Sail race of the season had a new winner – well done Mark and Pam on Dorado. Apologies to Peter as a miscalculation awarded them a third which really should have been a second.
5. Kashangi II
Lastly thanks to Martin and Eddie for performing the Race Officer duties.
Five yachts took part in the overnight race from Granton to the Tay. As the day approached there was much debate about the conditions and potential course alterations. In the end it was felt prudent not to venture out to the Bell Rock and effectively go straight to the finish at the mouth of the Tay. Most yachts had an exhilarating sail overnight to join Lady Nadonna who cruised up the previous day. Many a good tale was told over beer for the next two nights at the Royal Tay’s Ale Festival before a rather wet sail home on the Sunday.
1. Misty Blue
2. Joint Venture (FCC)
5. Kashangi II
Our thanks go to Frank for organising and the Royal Tay for their exceptional hospitality.
Three boats took part in a rather windy white sail race on 17 August. With one retiral and two finishers the results were:
1. Kashangi II
Congratulations again John and it was great to see Tyche make an appearance although retiring after she had furler problems.