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Crow’s Nest reports July to September 2018

Friday 28 September Quite busy down at the harbour today.  The Bosun, together with four stalwart volunteers was laying a replacement mooring trot.  Not an easy task laying a long length of heavy chain with a number of risers spread along it.  It required the moorings launch, one of the regular launches and the chain […]

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Crow’s Nest View Jan to June 2018

Saturday 30 June It was a lovely sailing day on Thursday and we had another go at the Seasons Challenge, this time to round Inchcolm.  With a north easterly we had a brisk fine reach up to Inchcolm and a run down Mortimer’s Deep.  Rounding the west side of Inchcolm picking up the wind again […]

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Lift Out 2018

The crowds (sorry) members gathered on a dry but, blustery Monday morning at 8am (well most of them did) for lift out. It was going to be a busy day and working to a tight schedule as high water was just after 1400hrs and there were a couple of large boats requiring to be lifted […]

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CG66 Scheme Becomes RYA Safe Trx

The long standing voluntary Coast Guard Identification Scheme, CG66, for yachts is being replaced over the next two years by the RYA Safe Trx  system, which runs on an app. The detailed information is on a web page which is unfortunately not recognised as safe by some web browsers so it is attached as an […]

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The Blog – October to December 2017

Sunday 31 December You will no doubt be aware that 2018 is the year of our Sesquicentennial, i.e the 150th anniversary of our coming into being.   It has the potential of being a great year for us and there are lots of events planned.  A page for the celebrations will appear on this site shortly. […]

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Commodore’s Blog – 1 July to 30 September 2017

Sunday 24 September The Harbour team are still busy with yard enhancements, currently re-pointing the old railway wall and dredging the EML pontoons.  There is still racing going on into the Autumn and lift out is looming so it is time to get in the last couple of weeks sailing and plan for mast lifting. […]

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Commodore’s Blog – 1 Feb to 30 June 2017

Thursday 29 June We are all fed up with the constant news reports about Brexit.  But how many of us have thought about what Brexit means to us sailors. I attend on the Club’s behalf a Cross Party Group at the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism.  The impact of leaving the EU […]

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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 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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