East Coast Sailing Festval 2015

East Coast Sailing Festival Web Site I am delighted to announce that East Coast Sailing Week is coming back to Port Edgar in 2015 in the form of East Coast Sailing Festival. The all important dates are Thursday 20th August – Sunday 23rd August. A four day event of varied sailing that will appeal to both racing and cruising folk – as will the variety of social events planned. So put those dates in your diary, 20th – 23rd August 2015. Stop Press – East Continue reading →

Blackness

On Thursday 7th August Kirsty, Magic Moment, Aries, Roca 2 and Caprice beat up river in glorious sunshine and 10 knots of breeze from the west.  Blackness Castle looked magnificent in the evening sunlight http://www.scotlandthemovie.com/movies/fhamlet.html

Thursday Sailing

The group works as follows: To join the group send an email to peyc_cruisers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com The group leader (Ian Cameron or nominee) puts out an email to the group usually on a Monday night asking who would like to go sailing on Thursday. Interested group members reply to that email (not before) and the group leader allocates the potential crew responses among the boat owner responses in order of reply. If enough boat owners are available on a particular Thursday night then everyone gets a sail. Continue reading →

Forth Bridges Festival Flotilla registration open

With plans well underway for the Boat Flotilla on 7th September we are now calling for water and boating enthusiasts to join us. The Flotilla promises an unforgettable way to journey the Firth of Forth welcomed by spectators and photographers keen to capture the occasion. The Firth of Forth will be decorated with vessels of all kinds, including Navy ships, tug boats, yachts and even ‘Reaper’, the famous restored Fifie herring drifter museum ship. In the evening, there will be a Barbeque at the Port Continue reading →

Erin the first boat to use raceQs to record their cruise to Aberdour

On April 27th PEYC had their first organised cruise of the season. The destination was Aberdour. Erin used raceQs to record and publish their track. If you haven’tt used raceQs before on your pc or mac then you will need to install the Google Earth plugin when you try and run the replay. When you have installed the plugin then close your browser and reopen it again before playing the track again… To see a replay click Erin’s track As Erin approaches Aberdour if you Continue reading →

Successful early PEYC trials of raceQs

A number of boats have been trialling the FREE service raceQs to track and share their sailing experiences. The app had been used for both cruising and racing and has showed very early promise. The app appears to be very easy to use although some of the more sophisticated race analysis functions need a bit more expertise. One or two boats have had difficulties recording tracks particularly on the old Andriod app which is expected to be updated shortly. However, an alternative method of recording Continue reading →