SI Amendement 2016/5

The following SI Amendment 2016-5 will be posted at the Clubhouse outside noticeboard and above the sign-in table on Wed 13th July: 5.1 Feeder Race to Edinburgh Regatta – Fri 15th July: The ‘special’ course for the combined yacht fleet feeder race to the FCYC/RFYC Edinburgh Regatta on 16th/17th July starting at 19:00 on Fri 15th July is: *Start: *PEYC Main Pier Race Box transit line as per SI 2.2, crossing west to east. *Finish: *Between RFYC Mark H (Black Pillar Buoy – 550 59.30’N Continue reading →

S.I. Amendement 2016/4

The following SI Amendment 2016-4 will be posted at the Clubhouse outside noticeboard and above the sign-in table on Wed 6th July: 4.1 SI 1.7 Marks: A new mark W has been laid due north of the Main Pier Race Box at Port Edgar, using a red conical buoy identified as ‘PEYC’, nominally at Lat: 55 59.90 N, Long: 003 24.66 W. Note that this is ~150m closer to the Marina than previously and it will drift ~+/-40m with the tide. Regards, Jim Scott – Continue reading →

S.I. Amendment 2016/2

The following SI Amendment 2016/2 will be posted before racing today, Wed 25th May. 2.1 SI 1.10 Courses: East area yacht races will no longer use a committee boat start at mark Q in Queensferry Bay due to lack of depth inshore and excess depth & current offshore. Courses #00-#39, #50-#60 and #80-#87 on P10-11 will use a Main Pier start & finish as per SI Section 2. Regards, Jim Scott – PEYC Sailing Secretary

Dinghy Training Powers Ahead

With the last training day ‘weather’ cancelled, we were keen to for this one to go ahead.  It did come down to the wire though, with some heavy winds being forecast, but in the end the 4 dinghies had good, even F2/3 winds in Queensferry Bay. Ali Morrish took us through dingy starting techniques on hovering, line bias, countdown, along with the effects of tide and wind.  There was a lot to think about but we got lots of chances to practice and feedback between Continue reading →

Club Trophy race report

This week was a first as a dinghy joined the raceQs craze ! The dreich conditions were also a first for the year and the wind didn’t follow the forecast as it died as the evening went on. The start line was set square but the boats at the stbd end seemed appeared to be favoured as Hardslog, Henceforth and Moonstruck took it in turn to tack onto port and led the fleet west towards T. There did not seem much tide advantage as Moonstruck Continue reading →

Dinghy Race Training – 31st May 2015

The theme of the training is anything to do with race starts.  It’ll cover manoeuvres to get the dinghies in the right position at the right time to get a great start.  Some example manoeuvres include hovering, accelerating, timing and distance, tacking on the spot, lane holding, double tacks etc. We’ll also have practice starts so we can use the manoeuvres we’ve learnt with other dinghies vying for position. The day is aimed for anyone who is new to racing or wants to improve their race starts.  Each Continue reading →

First Dinghy Racing Training Course of the year great success

All Yesterday was the first dinghy training of the year with Ali.   The forecast was for F3 gusting 4 NW and was delivered.   The first part of the morning was spent looking at the controls of the dinghies and they affected the sails.  I never knew the laser had such a flexible mast!!!   Then we headed out into the marina area practising tacks and gybes.  it was very challenging as the wind was gusting and swirling  especially nearer the breakwater.  All of us had near Continue reading →

Dinghy Race Training

Jonathan Hanson has arranged 4 race training days for dinghy sailors . The training is for anyone who wants to improve, so for example if you want to gybe without capsizing or roll gybe or if you goal is to get a reasonable start or be on the line at full speed in the best place as the horn sounds this could be for you. The weather dictates the details of the training but each day will have a theme. If the strong or light, gusty Continue reading →