Posts by adrianshield

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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Commodore’s Blog on the Orkney Race

I am posting here the blogs over the days of the Orkney race (edited for focus on the event). Monday, 22 June Well it’s back to normal again.  The results of the Orkney Race are out and published on the Orkney page, and the prizes have been awarded up in Kirkwall, though some of the […]

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Commodore’s Helgoland Blog

Wednesday 3 June Most of the German boats have now departed.  Some of them very early this morning.  Carli and Maria gave them breakfast again and saw the last few off from the pontoons, having bonded with our visitors over the past few days.  It is good to  know that our visitors left with warm […]

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Cadet Kate Angier wins bronze at The Scottish Powerboat Championships.

Sixteen youngsters aged between 8 and 16 competed in gale force winds in the RYA Honda Rib Challenge on Saturday 6th June 2015. This event took place on Loch Winnoch in Renfrewshire and is the Royal Yachting Associations Scottish Powerboat Championships. The crowds saw spectacular action, as the youngsters competed not only against each other, […]

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Sailing Solo Around the Shetland Islands – Winner 2014 Log Competition

Geoffrey Bowler is a fairly new member but he entered the log competition this year with a log on his journey round the Shetlands and Orkney.  The log was full of detail and pictures and it was judged to be this year’s winner. In his epilogue to the journey Goffrey says: I have crewed and […]

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Granton Harbour Developments – an Update

Club members who managed to get along to the “consultation meeting” recently held by Granton Central Development will have seen all of the following in glorious technicolour.  For those of you who didn’t get along here are a few reports for you to see what it is all about.Photo from the Wardie Bay Facebook Page […]

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Christmas Lunch 2014

The club once again enjoyed a lively social afternoon with the 2014 Christmas lunch. The Commodore welcomed 66 members and guests and took the opportunity to present the new Vice Admiral, David Boyd, with his burgee and badge of office. Following grace from Rear Commodore Patrick Carnie, the guests settled down to a fine Christmas […]

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RFYC Prize Giving 2014

On Saturday 15 November, over 50 members of the club gathered for the annual prize giving. There was a fine array of silverware on display and these were presented in a very happy atmosphere by the Commodore.  MC for the evening was the Sailing Secretary, Graham Mitchell who enlivened the announcement of the prize winners […]

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Police pull body from Forth at Granton Harbour

Yet again there was police activity at Granton Harbour (Friday 7 November 2014).  Six police cars, an ambulance and then the Coastguard and Rescue Service.  The police man blocking the access was cagey “There has been an incident”.  The activity seemed to be with a RIB inside the pontoons.  There was also a small helicopter […]

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RFYC AGM – 27 November2014

The Club’s Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 27 November. Members had been urged to attend this year’s AGM as there were significant changes to the club’s situation in regard to both the Middle Pier and the harbours, East and West. In the event nearly 60 members turned up and it proved to be […]

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Prize Giving 15 November 2014

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Club Members to the rescue

As a club, with few employed staff, we often rely on our members to step forward and help at hours of need. Attached is a picture of the Anemometer at the club on Sunday. The picture showed gusts to almost Severe Storm 11.  However, an hour or so later it increased to a little passed […]

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Lift Out 2014 – Wednesday October 8

Lift out . The lift out is a day organised by the members to lift out their boats using a large hired crane.  This spreads the cost across all of the participating boat owners.  The club’s role is merely to expedite this.  Boat Owners and their crews MUST be present, but other members who have […]

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