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  • 19 Feb 2020 7:21 PM | Millar (Administrator)
    Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of East Lothian Yacht Club on Friday 21st February 2020 at 7:30pm, at the Clubhouse, The Harbour, North Berwick.  

    Please click on the link AGM February 2020 for the following AGM documents:

    • Agenda
    • Minutes of AGM held on 22nd February 2019
    • Committee Nomination Form (to be returned by Friday 14th February 2020)
    • Dinghy Rack Storage Application Form
    • Mooring Application Form
    • ELYC Mooring Policy
    • Tender Storage Application Form

    Please note that the Mooring Application Form and the Tender Storage Application Form need to be returned by Friday 14th February 2020 as an application must be made every year.

  • 22 Jun 2019 1:57 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    At our AGM earlier this year, I announced one of our short-term development aims for 2019/2020 was to fundraise for new single-handed dinghies.

    Our Committee gave approval to fundraise for four boats and a sub-group was formed for this aim. The sub-group approached a number of local trusts and sailing trusts and applied for grants.

    A number of cadets and adult members tested a variety of dinghies at Port Edgar and their preferred choice of boat was the RS Zest.

    I am delighted to say now that we have been successful. North Berwick Trust provided a 100% grant to purchase four RS Zests including four launching trolleys, four jib packs and four mast socks.  In addition the North Berwick Rotary Club have also provided us with funds to purchase equipment to help support the operation of these boats.

    We are also fortunate in that we were able to buy the boats from stock and take delivery without any further delay.  As a result the 4 Zests are now with us!  The plan is build them up and get them ready for their first test sail with our young instructor team on Friday 28th July.  Look out for further news on this in the next few days!

    The Zests will soon be joining our current fleet of club boats and will be available for hire for all our sailing activities and sail training courses.  

    This is great news for our club. We can continue to build on previous years successes, encouraging and developing our members, cadets, young adults and adults so they can progress from "can sail" to "can race", and improve the sailing opportunities we can offer to our members.  I am hopeful we will also welcome a new class of boat to Saturday and Wednesday racing, the RS Zest!

    I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the members, both on and off the Committee that have helped with all the work involved on this initiative.  

    John Wilcox

    Commodore ELYC

  • 18 May 2019 8:30 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    The smile count on day 1 of our Push The Boat Out event was mighty high this afternoon! 

    Derek Braid has kindly provided us with evidence of said smiling faces, which you can check out here!

    Remember, there's more to come tomorrow (Sunday 19th), so we hope to see you there!

  • 30 Apr 2019 12:39 PM | Millar (Administrator)

    You can try sailing for free on May 18th & 19th as we "Push The Boat Out". Take a look at the Push The Boat Out page for more info.


  • 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)


    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  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: 

    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

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