The Forth Midsummer Challenge

Saturday 18 June sees the third annual ‘Forth Midsummer Challenge’ relay race, where FCYC and Newhaven Coastal Rowing Club pair visiting skiffs and local yachts together in teams for a bit of friendly sport messing about in boats.

At 11:00 there will be a  race introduction / safety briefing for coxes, crews (racing and spectator boats) and runners. If you’re not involved in that, we hope you’ll still find time to come down and enjoy the spectacle and the social event afterwards. The approximate timings for the day are –

12:15 – Race starts with yachts leaving Granton in a ‘stern chase’ handicapped start
12:50 – 13:00 Yachts with runners on-board arriving at Newhaven Harbour pontoon
13:00 – 13:20 Runners race back to waiting skiffs at Granton pontoon via waterfront
13:20 – 13:50 Skiffs with runners complete course around bay, returning to Granton
13:50 – 14:10 Runners race back along waterfront to Newhaven and waiting yachts
14:10 – 14:45 Yachts race back to Granton Harbour carrying runners.

Order of completion recorded for setting the starting order for the final leg
15:00 – 15:15 Yachts moor up and runners board skiffs for ‘grand finale’
15:15 – 15:45 Skiffs started in rolling start for the grand finale, finishing within the harbour
15:45 Winning team crosses finish line!

16:00 – 16:30 Skiffs recovered at public slipway
17:00 – 19:30 BBQ, drinks, music and prize giving !!!

Last year’s winners …..with runner aboard enjoying the view!





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