Author Archives: Ian Hards

Port Edgar Watersports discounts for 2017 PEYC members

We are pleased to announce a discount scheme for PEYC members. For 2017 Port Edgar Waterports are offering membership of Port Edgar Watersports to all PEYC members for £1 only. This membership is normally £99. Membership or Port Edgar Watersports will give you access to the following benefits: Last-minute Special Deals, which could mean as much as a 50% discount available on courses. These offers will be circulated to members by email up to 7 days prior to the course start date; 10% off all standard adult Continue reading →

Pre-Season Talks and New Members meet and greet

The next evening talk will be on 29th March commencing at 7.30 pm in the club house, a talk by the characterful Martin Edge entitled “Crossing Oceans on a Shoestring – Sailing to the South Seas for Cheapskates”. “Over the past two years Martin has spent several months sailing across the Caribbean and half of the Pacific – from Panama via Galapagos to Tahiti – for the price of little more than his sanity.  He’s done it by hitching lifts on two different 32 ft Continue reading →

Pre-Season Talks and new members meet and greet

A couple of years ago Dr Howard Dryden, one of our club members, gave a fascinating talk at the club on ocean pollution and by popular demand he has agreed to give a further talk. The topics covered will be fish farming in Scotland, water treatment in West Bengal and Bangladesh and beer production in China; all topics in which Howard’s company – Dryden Aqua – is involved. The date for this talk is Tuesday March 21st. This will be followed by a “Meet and Greet” Continue reading →

Reduced Berthing Fees for visiting racing yachts in Autumn and Winter Series

Port Edgar Marina have kindly agreed to allow visiting boats that are participating in The Autumn Winter Series to arrive at Port Edgar Marina from Friday 23rd September until Thursday 22nd December 2016 and to pay 2 months berthing instead of 3 months. These boats would have to compete in the racing and it would be appreciated if a copy of the competitors and the number of races attended could be handed into the Marina Office by Monday 5th December to allow for Boats that Continue reading →

Port Edgar boats star at the UK 707 Nationals

Dara O’Malley’s crew on Seaword defended their 707 UK Nationals crown at Scarborough at the end of July overhauling another PEYC boat Braveheart who were overnight leaders. In 2017 PEYC will be hosting the 707 UK Nationals. Hopefully PEYc can retain it for a record third year.

707 Tuesday Race Training

Hi EveryoneI am organising Tuesday night 707 race training again for this year. Six Tuesday night sessions every other week from 19/4/16. We meet at the club at 6pm sharp and come off the water about 9.30pm for a de-brief in the bar. If you want to know how to get away from work by 5pm ask me for tips from previous participants! There will be 6 boats and 30 people taking part. Six weeks will cover 1. Basic boat control, speed up, slow down, tacking and gybing.2. Continue reading →