On Sunday 7 September, a large flotilla of 160 boats gathered below the railway bridge to take part in a parade of boats to celebrate 50 years of the Forth Road Bridge.
There were about 9 boats from RFYC, at least one of which had spent the previous night at Port Edgar and with the boatman off sick, the start was delayed somewhat for some of the boats. With the wind from the west and a bit of sea, for most of us it was a motor up to the gathering point at Long Craig.
Whizz Too was there, sporting a dragon, in case we didn’t recognize the boat, and for some reasons pink wigs for the crew.
Having received comprehensive guidance documentation, including a designated position in the one of the three columns of boats, our lead boat set off and we were left to join the line whenever we chose to.
Early conditions were a bit grey and also a bit rough and Whizz Too struggled a bit with its litttle outboard when the prop lifted out of the water.
A selection of images:
There were all sorts of boats, large and small
Once the down river flotilla had passed under the bridge again, it was dispersal, with some heading into Port Edgar for a BBQ, whilst the rest of us took advantage of the sun and the strong breeze, now behind us, for a fine sail back to Granton.