Posts by HGS

Winter talks start Thurs 2nd Feb

The Winter Talks will be starting soon and to whet your appetite, the first two talks are from well-known and illustrious members, John Spencely CBE and Mark Primrose. John will be kicking things off on Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm, by reading some of his favourite sailing readings: 1) “Fastnet 1979” by John Maclean, the […]

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Next acoustic music session Sun 2 April

After the success of the first few music session, we are now moving to a regular slot: the first Sunday in the month. We typically get a good turnout from the club itself last time, alongside guests from other sessions in Edinburgh, usually a dozen or so participants. We look forward to seeing you. RFYC House […]

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No more plastic cotton buds!

Recently we reported that plastics are becoming the weapon of mass destruction for the marine environment, with a current major problem being plastic cotton bud stalks flushed down the toilet (what sort of cretin would do that?!?, you might well ask), and mentioned a petition asking the major supermarket chains to switch from plastic to […]

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Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Robyn Dougall who was the deserving winner of the Photo Competition with this artistic rendition of some of our less popular Granton neighbours… … and a strong supporting portfolio:

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Seasons Challenge results out

Full results and places on Season’s Challenge and Race Results 2016 pages.

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Plastic – weapon of mass destruction for the marine environment

Many members will remember the excellent talk we had last year from Matt Barnes of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Matt made us acutely aware of the damage discarded plastic does to our marine life. Plastics can be eaten by marine life, often with fatal consequences. Plastic is found in the stomachs of Loggerhead Turtles, […]

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Xmas-New Year shut-down

Christmas/New-Year shut-down starts at mid-day Wed 21st December. The clubhouse will open for the PEYC visit on Monday 2nd January, and then reopens from Wednesday 4th January. The Office will re-open on Thursday 5th January.

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Acoustic Music Sessions – 1st Sunday of every month

The first Acoustic Music Session, on Sunday 6th November, was a great success, with 8 musicians turning up for a few hours of shared musical entertainment. As a beginning, this was pretty good (some current well-known sessions have started with fewer!) and there was a general request to make this a regular monthly, and therefore […]

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North Sea Coast -The Great Guide

Fantastic pictures and stories about our cruising grounds in the latest series of BBC’s ‘Coast – the Great Guide’. Click here to watch in I-Player.

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Awesome sailing in early October – Isle of May video

Who says East Coast sailing (at any rate Forth Estuary sailing) isn’t as good as anything you can do on the west coast? One of our boats, Contessa 32 Peak Flow, left it to the very end of the season to have a serious go at the Round the Island challenge. With lousy times round […]

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Racing: 17-18 Sept

Pennel Trophy – stern chase Saturday 17th September Slowest boat start 14:00 Our second stern chase of the season is planned for this Saturday. Please register interest by signing-up on the registration sheet on the notice board before 12:00 on the day of the race. This is to allow the starting sequence and an appropriate […]

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More photos Festival Series

Thanks to Fiona Brown for these ones.    

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Cruise in Company – Armada to Aberdour

Over a dozen boats crossed the Forth with 22 Young Sports Ambassadors aboard for a cruise to Aberdour. All the boats in the picture are from the club apart from the White Aberdour safety boat. Royal Forth, driven by Tom Wilson, was the mother ship and Olympian acted as safety boat and shepherd. A wonderful […]

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New: Navionics Charts and Live AIS Feed on website

To improve service to users we’ve made some small tweaks to the website recently, including adding some more live navigation features. The main ones are: The “AIS Webview” page now has a live AIS display, thanks to an API provided by Marine Traffic. So to see what ships are moving around, just click on the […]

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Festival Series photos and preliminary report

Ten boats raced on Wednesday in ideal wind conditions, though with unpleasant rain. With strong wind on Thursday and Friday there were fewer boats, but seven boats sailed in all three races. Richard Leask and his crew were (I think) the overall winner, in Kestra. Cacciatore finished first in elapsed time on Wednesday by a […]

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2018 Sailing Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  1. Marine Conservation Society

    Thursday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Cadet training registration

    Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Launch of sailing programme and presentation on Race Management Team roles.

    Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
  4. RNLI Lifejacket Clinic

    Saturday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Practice Points

    Monday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
  6. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
  7. Rusty Racers rules night and social

    Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm
  8. Winter talk – Moorings and Racing Marks

    Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm
  10. Lift-In

    Monday, April 30

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