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Posts by adrianshield

Pharos Pier Pontoons -Questionnaire Results

On 22 January, the Commodore sent the following out to our members in an email: “The Club is considering the formation of a mini-marina next to where the Club launches are situated to the north of the Pharos Pier.  This potentially represents a significant financial commitment and the Club therefore seeks your views in an […]

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Robyn Dougall Does it Again

  Robyn Dougall has again been flying the flag for the club. On Saturday 1 February, Royal Forth Yacht Club Cadet, Robyn Dougall won the 2013 RYA Young Volunteer of the Year award. The award was presented at the prestigious RYA Annual Awards Dinner in Glasgow. Over 150 people attended this glittering event on Saturday […]

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Drama at the Yacht Club – Again

On the 6th and 7th November 2013, the club was again at the centre of police activity, this time with their Underwater Unit.  See the previous report) We are not sure what triggered off the police search in the mud below the crane, but speculation is rife as to whether it might be related to […]

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Sailing Round the Tropic of Cancer – For Cancer

Patrick Angier (Border Maid) has a cousin, Richard Mayon-White, who is sailing around the Tropic of Cancer solo to support the Sail for Cancer charity – this provides respite care for cancer sufferers – “we have lost too many of our family to cancer”, Patrick says. Read Richard’s blog It makes a very good read […]

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The fastest girl in a RIB in the UK

Robyn Dougall success at the National RIB Challenge The 2013 British Final of the RYA Honda Rib challenge was held at the Southampton Boat show in conditions that were less than perfect. Robyn Dougall who was representing Scotland and the RFYC, flew down on Saturday 14th September in preparation for the race the next day. […]

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Drama at the Yacht Club

On the morning of Sunday, 28 July 2013,  the roof of a white Transit van was seen emerging from the falling tide by local fisherman, Tam, who reported it to the police. The emergency services were quickly on the scene, with the police, a number of fire engines, an ambulance Incidence Response Unit and the […]

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A Night Sail 6/7 July 2013

The Night Sail Night sailing is a very different experience.  If you have not done this before, this could have been a good opportunity. On the 6th July Peak Flow, with its stalwart skipper, John Spencely, together with John McLaren and Adrian Shield,  left the rest of the Cruise in Company fleet stern chasing back […]

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Edinburgh Regatta 2013

The 2013 Edinburgh Regatta sponsored by Edinburgh Gin.  Report and photos from Liz Tulloch The 2013 Edinburgh Regatta, held on 22/23rd June certainly provided challenging conditions for the 23 competitors. Skies were overcast on both days with gust rapidly overtaking gust and stirring up a cauldron of troubled waters. The effect was real Twilight of […]

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Robyn Dougall Wins Gold

Cadet Robyn Dougall (15 years) wins gold at the Scottish Regional heat of the Royal Yachting Association Honda Rib Challenge 2013. Robyn is the RYA Honda Scottish Rib Champion 2013. She competed at a specially laid course at Strathclyde Park on Sunday 9th June against kids from across Scotland i.e. Findhorn, St Andrews, and Strathclyde, […]

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Edinburgh Regatta 2013 – Sponsored by Edinburgh Gin

The Edinburgh Regatta  has  become “The Forth’s Favourite Annual Regatta” based on last year’s attendance.  There were over 40 boats, a great social atmosphere all linked to solid racing.  There was even sunshine to help the atmosphere along. This is the report and pictures from last year’s event.  Just as a taster of what is […]

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Helgoland – Report & Pictures

Helgoland to Edinburgh race report (Report from Cathy Sedgeworth) The Helgoland to Edinburgh race is the climax of the Nordseewoche (North Sea Week) event which starts with feeder races to Helgoland, which is 50 miles off the North German coast. The Helgoland regatta attracts a large fleet, around 1500 sailors, and of these some 33 […]

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Peak Flow sails for St Columba

Sorry, that should read St Columba’s Hospice. Peak Flow, with skipper John Spencely and 3 stalwart crew are sailing to Orkney in this year’s race and they are looking for sponsors to donate to St Columba’s Hospice. For full details and how to donate see Peak Flow Sponsorship flyer You can also donate using this […]

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The New RIB – “Olympian” – is officially launched

On Sunday 28 April 2013, our new RIB was offically named “OLYMPIAN” by Mrs Richard Mark Primrose and launched ready for the first races of the season.  Members will know that Olympian was purchased thanks to contributions, including some very generous ones,  from a large number of members.  The name derives from the fact that […]

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La Lucha sails to Norway

Some members may remember La Lucha, and its owner Chris Huby and his Norwegian wife Guro.  You may particularly remember the Club crane-in day in 2011 when La Luca started to sink when she was launched.  Chris and Guro were at the time preparing to sail La Lucha to Norway, where they were planning to […]

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Paintings of Granton Harbour found in Australia

In is interesting to note that our web site is being found and accessed worldwide.  The office has received the following message from Australia: “Hello, Two watercolour paintings of the late 19th century Granton Harbour are on their way back to Scotland from Australia. Your local historical society is featuring them on their website at: […]

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