Derek Braid, Nick Roche and Donald MacKinnon have provided us with some great photos of some of the action and activities of various club members, as we carefully and respectfully return to the water sports we love.
Racing (for some) is back! The Lockdown Shakedown is on for this Saturday afternoon. If you have at least 2 seasons experience and participation in at least 10 sailing events in 2019 under your belt, register for one of the 3 racing flights departing this coming Saturday, via one of the following event links:
Flight 1 - 2pm start
Flight 2 - 2.20pm start
Flight 3 - 2.40pm start
There is a maximum of 5 boats per flight. Existing registrations should be visible on the event registration page for each flight to enable dinghy classes to self-organise. Club dinghy hire is not available at the present time so this is Own Boat only.
Please read and abide by the COVID-19 Operating Procedures, specifically:
Arrive ready to go afloat or be prepared to change outdoors. The dinghy park offers some sheltered spaces.
Stay in your allocated flight of five boats, do not interact with or join other flights on shore.
Allow flights ahead of you to launch before moving to the beach.
Do not use the harbour hose for wash down, fill a bucket before your launch and wash down in your dinghy space.
The ELYC open regatta originally planned for 6-7 June is, of course, cancelled. If sailing resumes this year, we will re-schedule the open regatta for a weekend in September or October and we will issue a NoR when it is safe and sensible to do so.
Great to see Rory and Roo doing superbly well at the first ever Virtual Eric Twinham Regatta, representing Scotland and of course ELYC!
The real event has obviously been postponed due to current restrictions, but not to be denied completely, preparations were made by British Youth Sailing and the Eric Twinham Trust to run the tournament online using Virtual Regatta. Roo and Rory competed in the Topper class and made their way through a fleet of 60 competitors to finish 3rd and 4th respectively!
You can read more about the event and results here.
Remember, you can take part in ELYC's Virtual Regatta events on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm.
Great news for Rory and Roo who have both been selected to represent Scotland in the Topper class at the 34th annual Eric Twiname Regatta at Rutland Sailing Club in May (edit - fingers crossed for the boys that this event is quickly rescheduled).
Entry to this event is open only to members of an RYA Zone or Home Country Squad only. This highlights just how much effort Roo and Rory (and the supporting parents of course!) have put in over the winter to get to where there are now!
Roo - "I was so thrilled to be selected to represent Scotland in Toppers at the Eric Twiname Championships scheduled for May. This came after a lot of hard work over the winter. I have a lot to thank my RYA and ELYC coaches for. I know the event has had to be cancelled this year due to the virus, but I hope to be there next year. I’m thinking about it already! I am doing what I canto gain fitness and keep healthy and can't wait to be back out on the water. I’m also polishing my Topper to within an inch of it’s life."
Rory - “When I was selected to sail for Scotland racing at the Eric Twinhame event in May, my Mum and Dad broke out crying and I was beaming. I could not believe it. I was certainly not expecting it. I couldn't have done it without support from my family and friends and especially the club. I am so lucky that I go to a club that is open to all types of pathways from performance racing to just going for a joyride.
Derek Braid his kindly forwarded on some great photos of the action from Early Bird 5 on 15/03/2020
The 2020 Porstmouth Yardstick numbers for Keelboats and Dinghies are now available in the document library.
Please note, you must be logged in to view the document library,
Derek Braid has kindly provided us with some great pictures of the action during Early Bird 4 when a number of brave souls took on some heavy gusts!
Congratulations to Rory Ferrier and Roo Purves, who kept cool heads in the opening races of 2020 to finish 1st and 2nd respectively in the Opening Muster & Ice Breaker Trophy!
Bruce Millar has kindly provided us with a selection of photos from Winter 6!
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