We hope to start Thursday evening sailing on either 25th April or 2nd May but it will depend on weather and when people get their boats in commission. We will also try to arrange a social evening to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. We are looking for ways to develop this area in 2019 and any suggestions would be welcome.
Port Edgar yachts at Limkilns
You can see more photos of weekend cruises:
Cruising email list
To join send an email to email@example.com from the email address you wish to subscribe with.
Once you are a member you can post messages by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cruising Log and Photo Competition
We hold an annual photo and cruising log competition and this year while no one penned a log there were lots of photo entries. Linda Cooper was awarded the trophy for this sparkling image entitled”Half-time Huddle”
Second place went to Andrew Downie for his shot of Dragonfly’s crew framed by the bridges
while third went to Martin Edge for his monochrome image of classic yachts.
The judges comments on these and other photos can be viewed here
As ever all the entries can be viewed here. Flickr Album