The annual Elie & Earlsferry Passage Race took place on 02/09/2018.
This race involves keelboat fleets from East Lothian Yacht Club Elie and Earlsferry Sailing Club starting from their respective start lines, racing across the Forth to the "oppositions" club house, enjoying some hospitality, then racing back home again.
This reporter has never taken part in this event but always imagined water balloon broadsides as the fleets passed each other in the middle of the river. I very much doubt this is the case.
Fastest crossing on handicap is awarded to an Elie boat 'Monopoly' who achieved the return crossing from NB to Elie in 1:25:54 and a corrected time of 1:19:37. Our fastest crossing on corrected time was Dream Weaver also on 2nd leg.
3 Elie boats completed the 2nd leg in under an hour and a half.
ELYC won the event overall!
By all accounts a great day and thanks to Eric & Jane Robertson and Ian Kirkpatrick for managing the event.
A selection of Photos have been uploaded for your enjoyment!