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FCYC Annual Sail – Row – Run Event

FCYC Annual Sail – Row – Run Event. Saturday 27 May 1200-1900 BST Outside of EML Pontoon needs to be kept completely free over this period. Yachts, rowing skiffs and runners will be arriving and departing constantly over this period. You co-operation to help smooth running of event will be greatly appreciated. Unattended vessels on […]

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Lift in 2017 a birds eye view…

Thursday, April 27 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Whilst Lift In 2017 was postponed to Thursday 27th April because of adverse forecast on Monday 24th… It was a very successful day in the end. Huge THANK YOU to Ken Dougall for the following photographs, taken by his drone. Lift in as we’ve never seen […]

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Sailing calendar live on Dutyman

The 2017 sailing calendar is now live for members to sign up for racing duties on Dutyman. All sign-ups from the paper sheets that have been in the club house for the last few weeks have been transferred to the online system. There are still lots of duties that need volunteers, so please can all […]

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Sailing Instructions 2017

The sailing programme for 2017 was launched this week and the sailing instructions are now available on the website. We hope that the programme provides something for everyone and all it needs is your participation and some good weather! There are cruises in company, Tuesday dinghy training and both evening and weekend racing. New for 2017: […]

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2017 Sailing events now published on web site

The entire sailing calendar for 2017 is now published on the events listing on the web site. For racing events click here. For cruising events click here. For training events click here. For all events click here. The next 10 events are shown in the right-hand side bar on most pages.

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New FYCA progressive handicaps published

The latest FYCA handicaps are now published, click here to view.

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2016 Prizewinners…

Photograph: Ken Dougall   Photograph: George Brown      

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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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VXOne Nationals

Its been a great weekend with the VXOne Nationals being held, results, lots of photographs and a couple of videos… Great Videos: Spinnakers up Port start

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One Design Weekend, 707 Championships and Scottish Dragons

Day 1 Saturday 27 August was a bright day with sunny periods, but very little wind at the time of the start.  8 707’s, 6 Dragons, including two visitors, and 4 H-Boats slowly made their way out into the middle of the Forth. The postponement flag was up whilst we waited for the wind to […]

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More photos Festival Series

Thanks to Fiona Brown for these ones.    

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Lift In

    Thursday, April 18
  2. Lift In (Reserve Day)

    Friday, April 19
  3. RNLI Lifejacket Safety Check and CPR Training

    Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, May 4
  5. Scottish Squib Championships

    Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5
  6. Push the Boat Out (Open Day)

    Sunday, May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Helgoland Race arrives

    Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 14
  8. Edinburgh Regatta

    Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30
  9. Festival Series (1)

    Tuesday, August 6 @ 6:00 pm
  10. Festival Series (2)

    Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:00 pm

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