Granton, Sat-Mon 2-4 September 2017 with possible additional day on Friday 1st
Note CHANGE OF DATE to avoid clash with end of some schools’ holidays and Edinburgh Festival
How it all began
For the centenary of the Royal Tay Yacht Club in 1985 a regatta was held on the Tay with yachts entered from Amble, Blyth, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Whitby, Dunbar, Royal Forth, Forth Corinthian, Cramond, Port Edgar, Limekilns, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Tayport, Wormit, Banff and Royal Tay. Visitors also attended from Norway and Denmark, and a dinghy regatta attracted visitors from many local clubs.
Following the success of the RTYC Centenary Regatta, a meeting was held 1986 involving the Tay, Forth and North East England. Following this meeting, East Coast Sailing Week (or Festival) was established. The first East Coast Sailing Week was held on the Forth at Granton in 1987 followed by the Tay in 1988, the Forth in 1989 and the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club at Blyth in 1990 to celebrate their centenary.
The event developed into a 3 centre event with the venues rotating through a 3 year cycle. In 2015 the addition of a second venue on the Forth (Port Edgar as well as Granton) extended the timing from a 3 to a 4 year cycle.
Many of the competitors have been attending the event since 1987 and a key factor has been the relationships which have built up over the last 28 years and continue to do so to this day. Royal Tay Yacht Club hosted the event in 2016.
For East Coast Sailing Festival 2017 we would like to extend an invitation to all the yacht clubs on the east coast to come and join us at Granton and make it an event to remember.
Outline of events
From – Port Edgar; Tay; Amble
On the water:
Friday 1st Sept 2017 – (optional)
Saturday 2nd Sept 2017
Sunday 3rd Sept 2017
Monday 4th Sept 2017