Posts by adrianshield

Cruise in Company History – 2012

 2012  Cruise-in-Company Events Following the success of last year’s events (see the reports below), we have scheduled 5 similar events this year.   Put the dates in your diaries and watch for further information on these pages in due course. Cruise in Company – Saturday 11 August 2012 This was another enjoyable day out with […]

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Cruise in Company History – 2013

Reports on 2013 Cruise in Company –  3/4 August 2013 Well it sort of happened.  With the prevailing conditions, and in order to accommodate those members who wanted to go on to ovenight at Port Edgar, the plan this Saturday was to go upstream.  Seven boats attended the briefing in the clubhouse, and it was […]

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Cruises in Company History – 2014 and 2015

=================   2015 ====================== The next Cruise in Company was Sunday 12 July – at 10:00 This event welcomes members old and new without their own boat and is also an opportunity for prospective members to come and try it.  Turn up for the briefing and we will try to get you out on one […]

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Cruise in Company – Sun 20 Aug

This month’s Cruise in Company is Sunday 20 August.  There is a boatman from 10:30 to 18:00 and the forecast looks promising.  The tide also allows for a full day out on the  water so bring your lunch. The plan is to meet at the Club at 10:00  for a briefing and then out to […]

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Forth and Clyde Canal – Reopened

For information to all Club Members contemplating going East or West through the Forth and Clyde Canal Due to a failure of the Cill at Lock 9 , all sea to sea transits were not possible till the Cill was repaired . This is a major job and took some time to complete. The canal […]

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Commodore’s Blog Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

Tuesday 31 January It’s  not often that we get a film about sailing and tomorrow (Wednesday evening on Film 4 at 21:00) we get a good one: “All is lost” about one man (Robert Redford) whose yacht is seriously damaged at sea and how he survives (or does he?). Of course one of the classic […]

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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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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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One Design Weekend, 707 Championships and Scottish Dragons

Day 1 Saturday 27 August was a bright day with sunny periods, but very little wind at the time of the start.  8 707’s, 6 Dragons, including two visitors, and 4 H-Boats slowly made their way out into the middle of the Forth. The postponement flag was up whilst we waited for the wind to […]

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Commodore’s Blog January to June 2016

 Archive… Wednesday 15 June The final few moorings are being completed this week. This Saturday sees two races in the Saturday series as well as the Corinthian’s Sail Row, Run event.  A call is out for an assistant Race Officer and a RIB driver to cover these. Sunday is the next Cruise in Company, so […]

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21 May 2016 – RYA Push the Boat Out – a Result

This year the Royal Forth Yacht Club  hosted an Open Day under the RYA Push the Boat Out banner. On Saturday 21 May we had upwards of 100 visitors at Granton Harbour with about 90 people signing up for a trip in either a sailing boat or a RIB.  Members and visitors alike hugely enjoyed […]

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Lift In 2016

Our lift in this year was and interesting exercise.  Despite only 27 Club boats, the dredger and one mast, we ran an exciting race with the tide (thanks primarily to a crane crew inexperienced in lifting boats – which won’t happen again). However we did do it without running into overtime, so despite fewer boats […]

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Commodore’s Blog – Sept to Dec 2015

Commodore’s Blog archive to the end of 2015. Wednesday 30 December Another period of gales and wet weather.  I checked the yard and the pontoons today and all is well.  For members with their boats on the pontoons they can be comforted that they all look OK and their lines are secure.  There are also […]

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Earlier Commodores’ Blog June to August 2015

This is the content of the Commodore’s Blog earlier in 2015.  It may be of interest for looking back to the summer of 2015 during the dark winter months. Tuesday 25 August I don’t need telling that a Blog is only effective if it is updated regularly.  There just seems to be a lot going […]

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East Coast Sailing Festival Muster 21-23 Aug 2015

To All Cruising Sailors, I would like to invite you to take part in the upcoming Muster taking place on the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of August this year, the Muster is part of 2015 East Coast Sailing Festival. To allow for catering and logistics, all entry’s must be received by 18.00 […]

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