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Commodore’s Blog June to September 2016

Monday 26 September The start of another windy week. Having gone to the lengths of ensuring that there was no confusion about the racing on Saturday, it had to be cancelled due to high winds.  With F6 gusting F8 the Race Officer called the racing off.  Ironically Sunday was a better day and, although it […]

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No more plastic cotton buds!

Recently we reported that plastics are becoming the weapon of mass destruction for the marine environment, with a current major problem being plastic cotton bud stalks flushed down the toilet (what sort of cretin would do that?!?, you might well ask), and mentioned a petition asking the major supermarket chains to switch from plastic to […]

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Racing Results for the Year – The Summary

We have had the usual full programme of Racing this year with 29 race events plus the One-Design regatta giving a total of 91 race starts of which 22 were specifically for cruiser class.  It is to be hoped that we can extend the participation of the Cruiser Class next year.  Fortunately this year only […]

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Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Robyn Dougall who was the deserving winner of the Photo Competition with this artistic rendition of some of our less popular Granton neighbours… … and a strong supporting portfolio:

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Port Edgar Water Sports Shorebased Courses 2017

  Shorebased Courses 2017 RYA DAYSKIPPER THEORY   Weekends £239 Course 2     14th – 15th January, 28th – 29th January, 11th – 12th February Course 3     4th – 5th March, 18th – 19th March, 1st – 2nd April RYA YACHTMASTER THEORY   Weekends £249 Course 2    7th – 8th January, 21st – 22nd January, 4th -5th February, 18th February Course 3    25th – 26th February, 11th – 12th March, 25th – 26th March, 8th April RYA FIRST AID – £85 28th January, 19th February, 1st April […]

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Seasons Challenge results out

Full results and places on Season’s Challenge and Race Results 2016 pages.

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Xmas-New Year shut-down

Christmas/New-Year shut-down starts at mid-day Wed 21st December. The clubhouse will open for the PEYC visit on Monday 2nd January, and then reopens from Wednesday 4th January. The Office will re-open on Thursday 5th January.

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North Sea Coast -The Great Guide

Fantastic pictures and stories about our cruising grounds in the latest series of BBC’s ‘Coast – the Great Guide’. Click here to watch in I-Player.

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Tuesday Cadets …

The wind might have gone but the cadets enjoyed a ride back to the harbour on the rib! photograph Chris Howden

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Edinburgh Gin Regatta Photographs

Sorry for the delay…  

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Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Monday 29th August 2016

The annual Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Show is happening this Monday coming, 29th August and this year we are holding a pontoon party for all members of both RFYC and FCYC, on the EML pontoon. Our clubhouse will be open from 6.30 if anyone wishes to phone in a Carry Out order and the party will […]

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Sunday 14th August 2016 our 4th Cruise in company – more photographs added

Today Sunday 14th August 2016 our 4th Cruise in company was joined by 21 Young Sports Ambassadors and their Leaders, from the following High Schools around Edinburgh Castle Brae, Drummond, Firhill, Holy Rood, Portobello, Royal High, St. Thomas and Woodlands. We had the support of 10 Skippers and their boats plus Tom Wilson in Royal Forth as support […]

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Yacht cradles for sale Barcaldine

As you may know, the Marine Resources Centre yard & moorings at Loch Creran where Tom Wilson keeps his boat has been sold and is to be redeveloped by Scottish Sea Farms as a fresh water hatchery. They have been in touch and advised that they have a number of cradles for sale. These cradles are heavily built […]

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Isle of May and Anstruther Express Races 23/07/2016

Six boats started for these two races. Unfortunately, the wind was very very light, and most of the entrants retired. Last information was that Cathy was still waiting for reports from one or two of the boats: “We received 3 entries for the May and 1 for the Express. However on the morning 6 yachts appeared to […]

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Edinburgh regatta results now available

Edinburgh Regatta 2016 Results 17Jul16 – see event page.

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