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Christmas Lunch – Friday 11th December 13:00 for 14:00 till late! This is usually a very popular and jolly event to put us all in the mood for the winter festivities.  It is timed so that we hope it doesn’t interfere too much with work or domestic parties.  In the last few years its been a […]

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Clyde Challenger invitation…

Clyde Challenger will be attending the Scottish Boat Show at Kip  and welcomes club members onboard the yacht for a tour while she is on show at the Kip Boat show this coming 9-11 October if they are visiting. Clyde Challenger is a 60ft ocean racing yacht designed and built to compete in the Clipper Ventures […]

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The last Cruise in Company 5/5 was held on Sunday 13th September to Inchkeith, a few photographs follow…

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ALL WELCOME… Crombie Cup – Keelboats Start 12:30 Cadets activities on water start 14:00h Lounge and bar will be open from 12 Midday Spectators welcome to view cadets from lounge, bar, tea, coffee and panini available. BBQ from 16:00h All members including Crombie Cup racers, Cadets, Parents and other family members welcome. As usual, we will […]

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East Coast Sailing Festival Muster

You don’t often have a balmy southerly wind blowing at the, “well it might be worth putting a reef in, but probably doesn’t really need it as it would be more fun, but if I put in we can always shake it out” sort of strength. But the Friday evening was just that, Sunny and […]

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Colombian Sail Training Ship visits Edinburgh Thurs 27-Sun 30th Aug

“ARC Gloria”, a magnificent three-masted square-rigged sail training ship belonging to the Colombian Navy (the Armada de la Republica de Colombia, or ARC) will be moored at Ocean Terminal this weekend, arriving on Thursday 27th August and leaving for London on Sunday 30th. She is on her annual training cruise as “Colombia’s ambassador on the […]

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Royal Eastern Regatta and Cadet Trophy – photos added

It could be argued that the Royal Eastern Regatta, which took place on Saturday 15 August, is our longest running event. The first Eastern Regatta was held in 1835 and led to the formation the next year of the Royal Eastern Yacht Club, with the specific objective of holding an annual regatta on the Forth. […]

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Shore Based Courses: Port Edgar Watersports 2015/16

SHOREBASED COURSE’S 2015/2016 Please find below dates for all our Shorebased Courses , further information regarding the courses can be found on our website or give us a call on 0131 319 1820 RYA FIRST AID – £85 6TH September, 3rd October, 8th November, 5th December   RYA SEA SURVIVAL – £149 3rd October […]

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Crew Exchange Survey – initial results and next steps

Thanks to all who have already completed the crew exchange survey. The survey is still open if you would like to add your opinions and requirements. Here is a quick summary of the results.  Number of responses  – 20 as of Sunday 9th Aug Ratio of skippers to crews: 26:10 (people were allowed to tick multiple […]

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Crew Exchange Survey – please respond!

The club’s Council has been debating how to encourage new members to participate fully in the club’s sailing activities, and to make it easier for existing members who want to widen their experience to find boats to crew on, and for skippers who need crews to find them. A number of approaches have been proposed, and some have […]

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Steam ship restoration project: volunteers needed

Steam ship restoration project: volunteers needed An old steamship, SS Explorer, formerly a research vessel,  is currently being restored. A team of volunteers is helping, but they are to find more, especially anyone with engineering know-how and time to spare. Here are a few facts about ‘Explorer’  – such as why she’s important, and what […]

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Change to management of Forth Road Bridge(s)

FETA, the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, has been disbanded and Amey have been contracted by Transport Scotland to take over operation of both the existing bridge, from June 2015, and the new one, currently expected to open in December 2016. See Forth Bridges website.

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Orkney Race

See also event entry and news page. Entries as at 12 June. Fast Handicap Erin                                       Sun Odyssey 49      PEYC Yesnaby                             Dufour […]

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30th May, a Busy Day

As if Helgoland, the May Island Race and the Saturday series weren’t enough for one day,  there was lots more activity in and around the club. Two visitors from the Royal Brighton Yacht Club of Melbourne, Australia, dropped in and Rear Commodore Patrick Carnie presented them with a club pennant. Then the Conserver was bedecked with flags […]

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What our German guests were doing before they left Helgoland…

The Helgoland race comes at the end of several days of spectacular racing during “North Sea Week” (Nordseewoche). Hans Genthe, press officer for Nordseewoche 2015, kindly provided these photos to give a flavour of the rest of Nordseewoche. Click on the images to view the full resolution picture.

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2018 Sailing Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Talk – RNLI 700pm for 730pm

    Friday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Marine Conservation Society

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

    Tuesday, April 17 @ 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. Winter talk – Moorings and Racing Marks

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

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

    Monday, April 30
  10. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm

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