Every year a few brave souls from Port Edgar Yacht Club sail down to Granton on the second day of the New Year. This year between 60 and 70 people on 8 boats enjoyed a relatively mild day with moderate winds for a fun day out. The youngest person was Ben, who is only just over 2. Its good to get them young.
The low tide delayed the start for some and certainly delayed the arrival for the first boats, who were stuck on the mud a few cables short of the pontoon.
Hardslog was the first boat to arrive but for her pains got stuck on the mud. But as you can see, the crew are still happy.
Tantalisingly short of the pontoon, the RFYC Commodore waits to welcome them ashore and wish them a Happy New Year.
After that, the boats arrived in quick succession. And there is time for a celebratory dram before heading up to the RFYC club house for hot food.
The club house and bar with the hot soup a particular favourite:
The PEYC Commodore, Terry Kirchin, thanks RFYC for hosting this popular event and recounts an amusing tale relating to brain transplants. It did have a sailing theme, but you had to be there. The RFYC Commodore, Mark Primrose, stands on the left of the picture ready to reply.