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 →

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

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 →

SI Amendment 2015/3 For Kincardine Trophy Race

3.1 SI No. 1.8 Schedule of Races: The Kincardine Timegate race scheduled for Sunday 24th May is re-designated as the Inchkeith Timegate race using Trophy course #60. Since this race is ‘self-timed’, the definition of the start & finish line as the E Breakwater bearing 180 deg remains in place with the additional requirement that yachts must pass within 300m. Regards, Jim Scott – PEYC Sailing Secretary

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 →