We will start at 10am and aim to be finished at 4pm. We hope to have a few hours of coaching, working on a specific skill in the morning, followed by an afternoon of racing with an aim to doing 3 races (weather permitting). We hope to make a series for this!
Obviously, winter is a rather chilly time of year so it might be worth breaking out the thermals, drysuits or any other warm clothing you can fit under your buoyancy aid!
The event will be run on the same premise as Go Racing, turn up on the day, no booking required.
Please note if you are not suitably dressed for the conditions, we may not let you on the water. This is for your own safety.
If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help out with safety or the running of any of the above dates, please get in touch!
Will and Ellen, Cadet Captains.
Proposed date and date we are working to is Friday 22 February.
Information to follow.
Powerboat Level 2 - Direct Assessment
This is an invite only session. If you are interested in taking the direct assessment for the powerboat level 2, please get in touch with Ben Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You must be an active club member and have the required experience on our safety boats in the following areas:
This course costs £45 and is only available to club members. For more information on membership and to join the club click here.
By booking a place on our courses you agree to our terms and conditions.
We are planning to open the bar for the England v Scotland Six Nations match on March 16th. Kick off is at 5pm, so it should work well after sailing. Sailing followed by beer, pies and rugby. Best. Day. Ever.
In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.
The subjects specific to boating include:
Easter Sailing Camp - Junior Improvers Week
Our Improver courses are aimed at those who have completed their RYA Stage 1 and 2 and have some sailing experience since completing that course, for example at our Go Racing or Friday Sailing sessions. By the end of the week you should be more confident sailing in Toppers in a wider range of conditions and there may also be a chance to learn how to sail double handers.
We will not take anyone under 11 years on the improvers courses.
There is a maximum of 12 participants on these courses.
Participants should be confident in the water and be able to swim 50m in light clothing.
ELYC training programs are run by a professional team with some voluntary help, and look to provide a basic understanding of sailing, and where possible award certificates. However, it should be noted that this is not always possible as the weather can provide some challenging conditions.
Certificates are awarded through the RYA scheme, and only awarded when skills can be shown at the correct level. The club takes no responsibility for the completion of certificates. Where possible we will try to help out but it is important that junior sailors are presented with the right skill level for the course they wish to do.
Further information on the RYA courses we plan to deliver are available on the RYA website.
Courses are run Monday – Friday 09:30 – 4.30pm
This course costs £195 and is only available to club members. For more information on membership and to join the club click here. Once you have signed up as a member you will be able to book the course here.
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This course costs £120 and is only available to club members. For more information on membership and to join the club click here. Once you have signed up as a member you will be able to book the course here.
Please note that we require 3 or 6 people for this course to run. If we do not get a multiple of 3 people ELYC reserve the right to cancel places.
If you have any questions please contact Ben Wilcox, email@example.com
This is a closed event available by invitation for training the next group of Assistant Instructors.
Adult Learn to Sail
This course will be carried out over one evening (precourse) and two weekends on the following dates:
Pre-course - Friday 3rd May (1900 – 2100hrs),
Weekend 1 - Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.
Weekend 2 - Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May.
(Saturday and Sunday sessions will run from 0930hrs to 1700hrs)
The course will cost £195 per person for 2 weekends
Learn to Sail courses are aimed at complete beginners.
The intention is to follow the RYA syllabus for Levels 1 & 2. Weather permitting, it is hoped that you will achieve a Level 2 certificate, which will allow you to participate in further club training activities. For more information click here;
Participants must be members of ELYC before applying for a course .
You should be confident in the water and able to swim 50m.
By booking on to this course you accept our training booking terms and conditions.
Law Primary School Sailing.
ELYC is holding its annual open regatta on the first weekend of June. The Regatta will include Streakers, Lasers, RS 200s, RS 400’s, Phantoms, Aeros, 2000s, Skiffs, and all the usual suspects. This is a popular event attracting up to 150 boats, so early booking is essential.
The large sailing area is off the attractive holiday resort of North Berwick. As usual there will be separate courses for dinghies, skiffs and asymmetrics. Dinghies will race to the west of Craigleith and skiffs and asymmetrics to the east, towards the Bass Rock. The races will include the around the Bass Rock Race for skiffs and the Alba Cup for 2000s.
Early bird registration is currently available at £30 for single-handers and £35 for double-handers.
For entries made after May 2nd the event the fees will be £35 for single-handers and £40 for double-handers.
Racing over two days starts on Saturday 1st June at 12:55 with a briefing at 12:00 hours at the clubhouse. Racing on the Sunday will start at 10:55. All classes are welcome.
The event includes travelers for RS 200, 400 and Aero, Streaker and the Laser Masters and Laser and Radial Grandprix Series.
We also have some exciting news. We are delighted at being a finalist (Scotland's sole representative) at RYA Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year. We would be equally delighted to receive your vote. Voting closes 28 January, don't delay.
We look forward to seeing you in June, if not before!
Commodore - East Lothian Yacht Club
Summer Training - Junior Improvers Week
There is a maximum of 8 participants on these courses.
Learn to sail weeks are aimed at complete beginners and will work towards RYA Stage 1 & 2 certificates.
We will not take anyone under 11 years on the Learn to Sail courses.
ELYC summer programs are run by a professional team with some voluntary help, and look to provide a basic understanding of sailing, and where possible award certificates. However, it should be noted that this is not always possible as the weather can provide some challenging conditions.
The intention is to follow the RYA syllabus for Levels 1 & 2. Weather permitting, it is hoped that you will achieve a Level 2 certificate, which will allow you to participate in further club training activities. For more information click here.
Race Camp 2019!
This race camp is ideal for anybody who takes part in Go Racing and Friday Sailing and wants to spend a week on the water learning from our club race coaches and instructors. The camp will consist of doing exercises to work on your boat speed, thing about tactics, practising starting and of course getting some proper racing in.
Club boats are available to use for the camp and can be booked by using the 'Club Topper' or '2000' registration option. If you ave your own boat, please use the 'Own boat (single hander)' or 'Own boat (double hander)' registration option. Please note that the booking option for a club 2000 or your own double hander is the price per person and both helm and crew need to register individually. This is open to adults and juniors. 2000 are only available for adults to book.
Please note the team may award the RYA Start Racing certificate.
This race camp is for those who participate in our club activities, such as Go Racing or Friday Sailing. Coaching will be provided but participants must be comfortable rigging and sailing a club boat/their boat by themselves. We will not take anyone under 11 years of age.
By booking a place on this race camp you agree to our terms and conditions.
Race Camp 2019 - more details coming soon!