The things one sees at Granton – Mermaids?
You might be forgiven for not believing your eyes recently in the harbour when there appeared to be a mermaid sitting on the launch. Well you were not wrong. Here she is in close up. What she was doing there is not quite clear, but Rob Cowie sent the photos.
The club youngsters have been flying the flag for us again
The younger club members have been doing very well in the Laser Radial National Championships.
Lewis Smith finished 14th in the Gold fleet (8th if you discount the non-UK people) which is an excellent result.
Lewis also won the Scottish Laser Radial Championships with a string of firsts and is vying for first place in the Scottish Traveler Series. See Laser Results
Jamie Calder, also an RFYC member finished 3rd in the National Championships having represented Britain in the World Youth Championships earlier this year.
The above are significant achievements in some very intense competition.
Our Girl Cadets win powerboat
competition again. See post.
HMS Archer was to be seen on the pontoons this year, to land an Admiral and his wife. See the full post and photos.
Visit to RNLI – Saturday 22 Feb 2014
Some 14 club members enjoyed a visit to the RNLI Station at South Queensferry. Completed in 2012, this is the busiest lifeboat station in Scotland, and it is not just for rescuing idiots from Crammond Island. We were initially given a presentation of some of the costs and issues of running the lifeboats, followed by a film of some dramatic rescues.
We were then taken down to the boat shed where we we given a guided tour of their new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat the “Jimmie Cairncross”
Our group left after an enjoyable afternoon, renewing our appreciation to the RNLI, and happy in the knowledge that they are there to come to our aid if we are unfortunate enough to get into trouble on the water.
Remember the RNLI is a charity and depends on our donations. Contribute to the collection boxes on the bar or by becoming a member.
Champion of Champions – our own Sarah and Stewart were competing
Each Year the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club invites the winners of the various national sailing class competitions to compete for the Endeavour Trophy (see left). As the winners from the RS400 Nationals, our own Sarah and Stewart Robertson were invited to take part. Congratulations to the pair of you.