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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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East Coast Charts available

John Spencely is having a clear out and is offering his old East Coast charts to anyone who would find them useful, in return for a £1 per chart donation to the club. The charts, of various vintages,  are upstairs in the club house, if you would like some of them please help yourself and […]

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Harbour team brave the elements…

After many delays, mainly due to high winds whenever the tide conditions were right, the work on lifting the old ground chain before laying the new ground chain has begun. It is planned that trots 6 and 8 will be done and hoped that two others can be finished before the start of the new […]

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Lift-in and Lift-out dates decided for 2018

The planned 2018 lift-in and lift-out dates are as follows: Lift In is on Monday 16 April and Lift Out is on Monday 22 October.

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This is our 150th Anniversary Year!

For details of everything we are doing to mark the occasion, see our 150th Anniversary page.

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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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Port Edgar Sailing Courses 4 for 3 offer to clubs

 Book 3 places on any of our standard courses and receive the 4th place free, customers do not have to attend on the same course date but must be on the same booking to receive the deal. Further details of Course dates and costs can be found on our website  www.portedgarwatersports.com Please call us on 0131 319 […]

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Marina Development Consultation Thurs 19 Oct

Granton Central Development Ltd, are planning to submit an application for a marine licence to the Scottish Ministers, through Marine Scotland:LOT in respect of proposed marine licensable works relative to the Marina development at Granton Harbour.   A public consultation event will take place at Granton Youth Centre, 3-11 West Granton Road, Edinburgh between 14.30 and […]

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Navigational hazards in our cruising grounds

David Penny provided two photos that he took the last time he flew out of Edinburgh – one shows the rocks etc which go to make up the main Oxcars reef; the other shows the Meadulse rocks around Aberdour and Inchcolm. These may be of interest to fellow members to help them ‘visualise’ these well […]

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Port Edgar Shorebased Courses

Please find below dates for the Shorebased Courses available from Port Edgar Watersports over the winter.   RYA DAYSKIPPER THEORY   – £279  A comprehensive introduction to cruising, this course is ideal for inexperienced skippers that require the knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. The course will also cover a basic introduction to night cruising […]

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Cruise in company – Sunday 17th Sept 2017

Cruise in Company – Sunday 17th September 2017 A sizeable group of members and guests gathered at the clubhouse on Sunday 17th September for the last of this season’s Cruise in Company events. Light winds from the north were predicted but (not surprisingly) didn’t materialise and, in fact, the fleet enjoyed a cracking sail back […]

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ECSF results

All East Coast Sailing Festival results now on website, East Coast Sailing Festival page.

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“Cruising Raft-up” – Scottish Boat Show – Kip Marina, 15 Oct

Tickets now available for the Cruising Raft Up on Sunday the 15th of October at Scotland’s Boat Show. RYA Scotland Cruising and General Purposes Committee will host two Cruising Raft Up sessions on Sunday the 15th of October (one in morning and same programme again in the afternoon) in the Chartroom at Kip Marina, Inverkip […]

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New member seeking crew

New club member Keith Bennett is interested in hearing from prospective crew members. Keith has cruised Inspiration, a 1993 Moody Halberdier ketch, for the past 4 years following her purchase and subsequent upgrading in Plymouth.  She has cruised the Scottish West coast and a little farther afield for the past 3 years and over-wintered in […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Early Evening Points 4/6

    Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Scottish Series starts

    Friday, May 24
  3. Friday White Sail 2 C

    Friday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Early Saturday Points 3 races 2

    Saturday, May 25 @ 11:00 am
  5. Cadet training on the water 3

    Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm
  6. JPR 1 Inchkeith Trophy (FCYC)

    Saturday, June 1
  7. Dinghy Sailing

    Sunday, June 2
  8. Cadet training on shore 2

    Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Open Sailing 1

    Thursday, June 6 @ 5:30 pm
  10. Early Evening Points 5/6

    Thursday, June 6 @ 7:00 pm

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