PEYC New Year Visit – 2 Jan 2013

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.

 Hardslog2

 

Hardslog3

 

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.

P1010806 P1010807Kermit was the next to arrive and with slightly less draft managed to edge past and onto the pontoon.

 

 

The rest arrrive

 

 

 

 

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.

A quick dram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A musical welcome

A musical welcome

The club house and bar with the hot soup a particular favourite:

A busy club house with PEYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

RFYC Commordore gives thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of her draft, Erin had to moor in the West Harbour

Because of her draft, Erin had to moor in the West Harbour

Gajima was stuck on the mud at Port Edgar so is a late arrival

Gajima was stuck on the mud at Port Edgar so is a late arrival

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Erin moves onto the pontoon, the PEYC fleet prepares to depart

As Erin moves onto the pontoon, the PEYC fleet prepares to depart

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