Thursday evening sailing starts for the 2017 season in 27th April and will continue till early October. There will be a pre-season meeting in the clubhouse on the evening of the Thursday 20th April – members and non-members all welcome.
There are some two hundred boats in Port Edgar marina and about thirty of those regularly take part in club races. This section is for the others: people who just like to go sailing. Some are content with a day sail down the river and a lunch stop at Inchcolm; others have or are planning to cross oceans. They have one thing in common: they love being out on the water, preferably in a sailing boat but any boat is better than none. The “non racing” section aims to bring together like-minded people and provide a network for all the things they have in common. You can see cruising photos taken by members here photos
Thursday Evening Sailing
Thursday evening sailing has been a starting point for lots of people. Many of them have gone on to buy their own boats. It is a chance to get out on the water meet people and to network.
How do you get involved ? Arrangements are made by email: at the beginning of the week an invitation to sail is sent and people respond. If you would like to become involved the first and most important step is to join our mailing list. To do this send an email to email@example.com from the email address you wish to use. We can usually accommodate everyone who want to sail but it is advisable to post your intention to come rather than turn up on spec.
Weekend cruises are usually a day sail in company to a local harbour: Limekilns, and Aberdour are favourites. They are very sociable occasions as picture below shows. For more details see the cruising calendar page
Port Edgar yachts at Limkilns
You can see more photos of weekend cruises:
Cruising email list
To join send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you wish to subscribe with.
Once you are a member you can post messages by sending an email to email@example.com.
This was originally set up to coordinate Thursday evening sailing but now has nearly 300 members and is used for general networking among people who like to go sailing on the Forth. You can use it to:
- Share your plans for the weekend when the forecast looks good and perhaps meet up at some agreed destination.
- Find a crewing space on a boat if you just want a day on the water.
- Meet new crew if you just want to go sailing and are short handed.
- Coordinate longer cruises.
- Ask for help if you are doing some work on a boat and need an extra pair of hands.
- And talk about anything that people who go sailing like to talk about.