Posts in category Navigation

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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Forth and Clyde Canal indefinite closure

Scottish Canals have announced that due to bridge defects the Forth and Clyde Canal is closed to transiting boats for an “indefinite period”.  Check out the Scottish Canals website for updates.

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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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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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2016 Summer Season Club Hours now on website

Club Hours – boatman, bar, office and clubhouse – along with HW and Sunset times are now on the website for the whole summer. They can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of most pages, and on the menu under “Information/Boatman’s, clubhouse, bar and office hours“.

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

John Spencely and Mark Primrose have been getting information and processing paperwork to get us a renewed dredging licence for Boswall Bittern. One of the requirements was to get samples of mud both for analysis and for checking its specific gravity. One of the many hidden tasks required to keep the Club fully operational. The picture […]

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Sailing Checklists added to website

Several sailing checklists have been added to the “Downloads” section of the website. This is an experimental feature to see if they are of use to members. If you have your own and would like to add these, please email them to Sandra. Currently the checklists are the following. Checklists (trial feature) Safety Briefing Checklist […]

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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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Forth Ports Navigation and Safety update

On 5th March 2015, the Forth Ports Chief Harbour master and his team hosted a meeting with representatives of small ports and sailing clubs. Much important and useful information was exchanged on a variety of navigation and safety topics, summarised below. The Forth Ports Authority website (which is of course accessible by smartphone or pc) now includes many useful […]

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Tide plotter software on Android

The Android version of Tide Plotter is now available. It is similar to the Windows version but with its portability does not need to be an exact replica. Its developers have been testing it for some time at sea in a sailing environment. It does not require internet access after the initial installation and carries data […]

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Granton features in visitmyharbour website

Granton now features in the visitmyharbour website The “visitmyharbour” website has descriptions of many harbours all round Britain, including Granton, and others around the Forth in the East and North Scotland listings. This site is an online pilotage guide, providing timely and detailed information about the various ports and harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around […]

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2018 Sailing Calendar

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Wind and Tide

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For current tidal height and wind for Leith: click here.

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Live AIS and Charts

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2017 Sailing Instructions

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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
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    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
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    Monday, April 30
  10. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm

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