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Crow’s Nest reports July to September 2018

Friday 28 September Quite busy down at the harbour today.  The Bosun, together with four stalwart volunteers was laying a replacement mooring trot.  Not an easy task laying a long length of heavy chain with a number of risers spread along it.  It required the moorings launch, one of the regular launches and the chain […]

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Centenary of an extraordinary event on the Forth happening on Wednesday 21 November

Wednesday 21 November 2018 is the centenary of an extraordinary event on the Forth. Just over a week after the Armistice, the German High Seas Fleet surrendered to the Royal Navy. There were about 440 warships  (370 of these were Royal Navy and Allies) in the Forth! This was the only time the Royal Navy […]

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Crow’s Nest View Jan to June 2018

Saturday 30 June It was a lovely sailing day on Thursday and we had another go at the Seasons Challenge, this time to round Inchcolm.  With a north easterly we had a brisk fine reach up to Inchcolm and a run down Mortimer’s Deep.  Rounding the west side of Inchcolm picking up the wind again […]

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Have your say on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels

  Members of the boating community are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions. The public consultation launches tomorrow 1 August and runs for 8 weeks until the 26 September. The […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 2nd September 2018

Cruise in Company – Sunday 2nd September 2018 The penultimate C in C of 2018 found us looking for somewhere to go across a split tide. With a reasonable day forecast, but with the wind predicted from SSW, we opted for a short cruise along the coast to Portobello. This is an often overlooked destination […]

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CG66 Scheme Becomes RYA Safe Trx

The long standing voluntary Coast Guard Identification Scheme, CG66, for yachts is being replaced over the next two years by the RYA Safe Trx  system, which runs on an app. The detailed information is on a web page which is unfortunately not recognised as safe by some web browsers so it is attached as an […]

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Website migration

We moved the website to a new hosting service on Monday July 2nd. There will no doubt be a few teething problems, please give us a few hours to fix these! If there are still problems that you are aware of later in the week, we might not have spotted them; please feel free to […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 6th May 2018

The first C in C of the new season consisted of a leisurely sail to Inchkeith Harbour, via Blae Rock. The forecast had predicted a constant south westerly airstream (variable) but what we got for most of the day was entirely the opposite, with a light breeze from the north east. The forecasters were correct […]

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2018 Sailing Instructions and Calendar published

The 2018 Sailing Instructions, updated 2018 Sailing Calendar, and 2018 White Sail Allowance form are now available.  

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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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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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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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