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 →

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 →

Wed A Series Race 4 Report

The 4th race in the series was held with a spring ebbing tide and a stronger than forecast W F5-6. The Erin OOD team (predictably ?!) set a long course with windward marks at T and then X for Div 1 and T and G for Div 2. The port end was so biased all boats had to either start or tack onto port to get over the line. Most boats chose to tack up the North shore before crossing. In hindsight there appeared to be little Continue reading →

Wed A Series Race 3 Report

The third race of the Wed A series was held in a F5 with an incoming tide. We had the best turnout of the season with 11 yachts in Div 1 and 15 in Div 2 and 9 raceQs boats.  The Wild Horse OOD team chose to start in the west with an easterly wind, favouring boats that like flat water with a heavily biased line to the stbd end. It was possible to fetch the windward mark from the port end but the extra distance Continue reading →

Marital Bliss is two handed

Simon and Catherine Bryant took the two handed race riding a Wild Horse with gusts of 35+ knots beating off the all male competition. No Worries and Moonstruck were anything but while Hardslog and Yesnaby were separated by two seconds going for line honours. The raceQs replay shows they were perilously close to the infamous Doig Rock (the perils of which David Gardiner of  Suspicion knows only too well). Thanks are due to the Sula Race Officer Crew ably assisted by George Fyfe behind the Continue reading →

Bosuns Locker Race report

The Bosuns Locker Trophy race was the first of the Forth Inshore Group (FIG) Series and started in 15-18 knots but gusting and swirling. The course took the Div 1 fleet down to the Leith Approach Boy and then across the river to C7 before beating up against the tide to W. Hardslog and Shoki chose the shorter route up the South shore and No Worries, Moonstruck 2 and Henceforth went down the shipping channel keeping in the deeper faster flowing tide with Erin and Continue reading →

Easter Series Yacht Race 2

The second race of the year was held in sunny weather and light winds. With 12 yachts on the start line including the j92 jammie owned by the medleys which was having her first port edgar yacht race. The Corby 29 Respect with the wiley Jock Blair on board and No Worries led the fleet off the line. Some boats were short of crew but Erin certainly had a full compliment. Faithful was being driven by George Fyfe our new committee boat driver coordinator with Continue reading →

Easter Series Yacht Race 1 Report

The first race of the year was held in a stiff W F4/5 with an ebb tide. The commodore as race officer chose an Easterly course with a downwind start. With only No Worries recording their track on raceQs and the author not racing it has made writing this report somewhat challenging ! The hybrid course selected was E24 … VNlw-lw with only 8 starters on the line ranging from the new J122 Moonstruck 2 to Sula the Maxi 84. With Moonstruck 2, No Worries, Continue reading →