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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 […]

Visit by HMS Archer

On Wednesday, HMS Archer came into Granton in order to put an Admiral and his wife ashore. The “visit” was by prior arrangement and particular concern was the depth of the approach, which was re-calibrated by John Spencely and communicated to the ship’s captain. HMS Archer (P264) is a P2000 Fast Patrol Boat for the […]

Edinburgh Regatta 2014

The regatta this year started in challenging conditions.  Sponsored again by Edinburgh Gin, some 23 boats took part and some exciting racing  ensued.  One boat capsized, though quickly recovered.  On Sunday the weather calmed off for the early races but the rain was a dampner on the proceedings Full report here soon, but in the […]

Festival Series 2014

The end of July saw our annual Festival Series, an open event for keelboats and dinghys. Regrettably, there was a drop in the number of entries this year (is is the time of year or the weather or are there just too many events on the Forth?)  In fact there were no entries in the […]

Jamie Calder Wins UK Championship

Jamie has won the UK Youth National Championships in the Laser Radial class. The event took place in Weymouth from 12 – 18 April and is for sailors under the age of nineteen. There were 106 Laser Radials in Jamie’s fleet.  At fifteen Jamie is the youngest Radial sailor to win this prestigious event and […]