Posts by HGS

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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Update to FYCA progressive handicaps

The FYCA Progressive Handicaps are normally updated twice a year. However the handicap committee are making an unscheduled update of handicaps as an error was discovered in the progressive update algorithm. This affects yachts that have posted unassessable slow results. The first of a sequence of unassessable slow results were being processed with a performance […]

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Jubilee Cup/JPR-3 cancelled 7 Aug, rescheduled 18 Sept

In view of the poor forecast, in discussions with Frank Martin at Forth Corinthian we decided to cancel the Jubilee Cup and Joint Passage race on Sunday 7th August. We selected a new date of Sunday 18th September but the sailing instructions will be otherwise unchanged. Turned out it was a good decision!

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Dragon Crews re-union party, Sunday Aug 28th

Scottish Dragon Crews Re-Union Party – Sunday 28th August, 7.30pm. Royal Forth Yacht Club, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour, EH5 1HF “I am inviting you on behalf of the Forth Dragon Fleet to a party which is to celebrate the long history that we have with Dragon sailing in Scotland. The Royal Forth Yacht Club is […]

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Cruise in Company Aberdour 31 July 2016

Thanks to Ken Dougall for this set of photos.    

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Robertsons are RS400 European Champions!

Stewart and Sarah Robertson had a fantastic result at the RS400 European Championships during Travemünder Woch in Germany last week, winning the series of eleven races by one point over their closest competitors. Details to follow.

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