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  • 02 Mar 2019 9:31 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Representing East Lothian Yacht Club, Commodore John Wilcox and honorary secretary (retired) Alastair Macintyre attended the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace for the final of the RYA Club of the Year.

    Not only did they promote ELYC’s outstanding hard work and commitment to sailing they showcased the Club’s stylish new polo shirts.

    Warmest congratulations to the winners, Royal Torbay Yacht Club.

    Huge thanks go to all our volunteers and members who make our Club so successful and an amazing place to sail.


  • 01 Mar 2019 6:29 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    DODDIE WEIR IS COMING TO NORTH BERWICK HIGH SCHOOL

    NBHS and Black & White Publishing are delighted to announce that rugby legend and MND campaigner, Doddie Weir OBE, will talk about his playing career and bestselling autobiography My Name’5 Doddie in the school hall on Wednesday 6th March at 7pm. 

    Stewart Weir, award winning journalist and co-author of Doddie’s autobiography, will join Doddie on stage. Stewart will talk about Doddie’s book, his relationship with Doddie and the process of ghostwriting.

    Tickets cost £20, each ticket admits up to two people and includes a signed copy of the book.  Additional tickets costing £5, admitting one person, can be purchased in conjunction with a £20 ticket (maximum of two £5 tickets can be purchased with one £20 ticket). 

    Tickets can be purchased from the Hockey/Rugby Tuck shop (next to astro) on Saturday morning and any remaining tickets from the school office next week or alternatively contact membership@elyc.org.uk.  Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to MND and the PTA.


  • 31 Jan 2019 5:41 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    North Berwick Beach Wheelchairs are seeking new volunteers to join their fantastic and highly successful charity.

    A range of roles available to suit your time and availability.

    An informal meet at the Beach Hut in North Berwick Harbour planned for Saturday the 16th March at 11am.

  • 24 Jan 2019 5:39 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Members, particularly our 'more mature' members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Amcotts who died at the weekend aged 97.

    Bill was a stalwart member of the Club for many years and was probably our oldest and longest serving member.

    There is a photograph in the bar of Bill and others on a Greek Island sailing holiday in 1989, all resplendent in yellow ELYC sweat shirts.

    Others may remember him as a regular around the harbour and Sail Loft Cafe, always seen in his trademark checked sports jacket.


    Bill's funeral is at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh at 11am on 31 January, then at the cemetery in Drem at 1pm.

    A true gentleman.

    - Words by Alastair Macintyre

  • 27 Dec 2018 7:25 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Our Club flag is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for our President, Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple who died on 26th December after a long illness.
    Sir Hew has always been a stalwart supporter and very good friend to ELYC. We are very grateful for all the help he has given to our Club during his term as President.
    We send our deepest sympathy to his family and are thinking of them at this difficult time.

    A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady, Star of  the Sea Church, Law Road, North Berwick, on Friday, Januray 4 at 9.45am



  • 05 Dec 2018 7:52 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    Hard on the heels of ELYC being shortlisted in 5 categories for RYA Scotland awards, I am delighted to announce that we are a finalist and sole Scottish representative at ‘RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2019’.

    The award presentation will take place at the RYA Dinghy Show on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

    This is a public vote and voting is now open. Voting closes on 28th January, but please don’t wait, vote now.

    Please also encourage all your family, friends and sailing contacts to vote for us.

    You can vote by following the link below:

    http://awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/east-lothian-yacht-club/ 

    These awards are special to the Club as they represent all the hard work and hours of volunteering that so many of our members have put into our Club.

    John WIlcox

    Commodore ELYC


  • 19 Nov 2018 9:12 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    Numerous volunteers at East Lothian Yacht Club have been shortlisted for the RYA Scotland Annual Awards. The winners of which will be announced on 19th January 2019. 

    To make the shortlist is testimony to the amount of time and effort that these individuals have put into the various activities our club offers such as training, regatta & national championship management, race coaching and overall management of the club.

    Volunteer of the Year
    Alistair Macintyre

    Club of the Year
    East Lothian Yacht Club

    Instructor of the Year
    Will Derries

    Coach of the Year
    Iain McGonigal

    Official of the Year
    Ben Wilcox

    Well done to all! We look forward to the 19th of January when the winners will be announced. You can read more, here.



  • 01 Oct 2018 1:48 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    As we know, East Lothian Yacht Club is 90 years young this year. We have been busy behind the scenes trying to gather as many old photos as we can, so that we can share them at the upcoming Birthday Bash in November. And also keep them for prosperity on our website!

    It would be great if members young and old could have a search through their albums and share any old photos they may have of yacht club memories!

    If you happen to find any, please let us know by emailing webmaster at elyc dot org dot uk. Even better, you could scan them and email them to us at the same email address.

  • 19 Jul 2018 8:47 AM | Millar (Administrator)

    Push the Boat Out at East Lothian Yacht Club was a major success with a grand total of 266 participants taking the opportunity to get out on the water in keelboats, dinghies, kayaks and powerboats.

    The event also saw 30 members join East Lothian Yacht Club as a result and we look forward to welcoming them into the fold!

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