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March 2017

Brian Robertson & Co: ‘2016 Smithereen/Blue Ilex ‘Mull Cruise’ film night: THE SAGA CONTINUES

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
RFYC, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH, Midlothian EH5 1HF United Kingdom

Following last year's film premiere of their exciting 2015 Round Mull adventure, the Seamaster Boys are back with a film of their 2016 west coast cruise which took them from Loch Creran to Port Ellen, on Islay. Follow the exploits of the two crews aboard Smithereen and Blue Ilex as they cruise some of the finest sailing waters in the world. All your questions answered, such as: How hard it is to spend one week on board a small yacht…

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Acoustic music session – March 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RFYC Club House, Granton Middle Pier
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH5 1AF United Kingdom
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The first Acoustic Music Session, on Sunday 6th November, was a great success, with 8 musicians turning up for a few hours of shared musical entertainment. As a beginning, this was pretty good (some current well-known sessions have started with fewer!) and there was a general request to make this a regular monthly, and therefore predictable, event. So these sessions will continue through the winter at 14:00 on the first Sunday in the month. Members and their guests are welcome…

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Stewart Robertson: Sailing Fast

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
RFYC, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH, Midlothian EH5 1HF United Kingdom

Sailing fast is never just for the racing fraternity - anyone who's had to make a dash for port in the face of an incoming storm will appreciate the benefit of knowing how to get the best out of their boat. This knowledge may be the safest thing you learn this season!

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Watch 6 Nations Rugby: England v Scotland

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
RFYC Club House, Granton Middle Pier
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH5 1AF United Kingdom
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The bar will be open from half an hour before the event. The match will be shown on the big screen. Join your friends to celebrate/commiserate! Italy v France kick-off 13:30 England v Scotland kick-off 16:00

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Simon Harris, Glen Bramley and Hillary Sillitto: Peak Flow’s adventures 2016

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
RFYC, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH, Midlothian EH5 1HF United Kingdom

Through the media of sound and vision, the crew of Peak Flow will collectively share their 2016 adventures "from purgatory to paradise" with us. Peak Flow in Loch Nevis

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Watch 6 Nations Rugby – Scotland v Italy

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
RFYC Club House, Granton Middle Pier
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH5 1AF United Kingdom
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The bar will be open from half an hour before the event. The match will be shown on the big screen. Join your friends to celebrate/commiserate! Scotland v Italy kick-off 12:30 France v Wales kick-off 14:45 Ireland v England kick-off 17:00

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Douglas Bathgate: Experiences of the North Sea, past, present & future

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
RFYC, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH, Midlothian EH5 1HF United Kingdom

Douglas has spent 35 years offshore as a surveyor, submarine pilot (remote control vehicles) and more besides. His anecdotes, tales and episodes of life-at-sea will fascinate anyone with an interest in the maritime world.

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Harbour Committee. Moorings: Info on how to use them effectively, efficiently and safely

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
RFYC, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH, Midlothian EH5 1HF United Kingdom

Keeping your boat safe is not just about sailing safely- tying up to the mooring safely and securely so sheÍs still there when you get back can be just as critical. Everything connected with the moorings and much valuable info you never suspected, will help you understand exactly whatÍs going on in the water beneath your pride and joy.

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April 2017

Acoustic music session April 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RFYC Club House, Granton Middle Pier
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH5 1AF United Kingdom
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The first Acoustic Music Session, on Sunday 6th November, was a great success, with 8 musicians turning up for a few hours of shared musical entertainment. As a beginning, this was pretty good (some current well-known sessions have started with fewer!) and there was a general request to make this a regular monthly, and therefore predictable, event. So these sessions will continue through the winter at 14:00 on the first Sunday in the month. Members and their guests are welcome…

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Wardie Bay plastics cleanup

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wardie Bay, Granton
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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We have previously featured a piece on the web about the dangers to the ecology of plastics in cosmetics and toothpaste, etc. The other problems to marine life are the plastics discarded into the sea along with all sorts of other rubbish. If you feel strongly about this now is the chance to help. Associated with the Marine Conservation Society is WardieBayBeachwatch. They have a monthly exercise in Wardie Bay to clean up the plastics just round the corner from…

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