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  • 18 Aug 2011 8:11 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    May I invite you and the members of East Lothian Yacht Club to join us at Port Edgar for our Annual Yacht Regatta on the 17th/18th September. We have tried to cater for all sailors from the racing craft sailing  Olympic style course to the White Sail Class sailing "Round the Island" races. In the evening we have a "Jam session" (all budding musicians welcome) and a nautical quiz with prizes. Please find as attachments the NOR and poster giving details of the event

    We look forward to welcoming you to Port Edgar Yacht Club. Incidentally Edinburgh Leisure, one of the sponsors, have offered free berthing for the regatta.

    Geoff Bowerman
    PEYC Regatta coordinator

     

     

  • 16 Aug 2011 4:07 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

     

    An article about the Traditional Boat Muster is now online here.    Photos are also uploaded.

  • 07 Aug 2011 11:34 PM | Willis (Administrator)
    Some pictures are now up here from the Topper Nationals. We hope all the competitors, their families andeveryone else involved enjoyed the week at North Berwick.

    More pictures will be posted as they become available.
  • 07 Aug 2011 6:47 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    The Fifth Traditional Boat Muster takes place on 13 August 2011, and

    all club members are invited to sniff out a suitable boat and take part

    in what is a laid back day of friendship and appreciation for

    traditional craft.  “Traditional” is very loosely defined and all

    comers are welcome, but generally the boats that take part have one or

    more of the following features:  1) A gaff or yard  2) made of wood 

    3)  brown sails  4) skipper with a beard .  In the past the event has

    been enjoyed by crews in Drascombes, Shrimpers, Westerlies and

    character boats,  as well as the wooden and the old in the ELYC Fleet.


     The rough programme is as follows, with matters over which traditional

    boat sailors have no control shown in square brackets:

     

      1100 Rowing race in the fairway

     

     1215 Sailing Boats Start to Muster off Platcock

     

     1245 Parade of Sail

     

     1300 Sternchase

     

     1500 Cruise in Company

     

     [raft race in the bay 1530]

     

     [High Tide 1535]

     

     1800 Prize giving, Food (TBC), and Scuttlebutt in the ELYC Bar

     

    Please register your interest and send a brief description of your

    boat to Robbie Wightman by e mail:  paragon2@tiscali.co.uk      Sailing

    directions will be circulated to those taking part nearer the time. The

    rowing race is for any rowing boat or sailing boat that can be rowed by

    up to two oarsmen (ie, not intended to be for four man skiffs). 

    Members who are not taking part may still want to put the date in their

    diaries to come down and watch a different type of event going on.


     Traditional Boat Muster Sailing Direction 2011 version1.0.doc

  • 18 Jul 2011 7:28 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    The latest Sailing Instructions and Course Details are avaible for download. Go to the Toppers' page on the website.
  • 09 Jul 2011 1:44 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    Click here to find out about the Lammermuir Festival.

     

  • 06 Jul 2011 7:58 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Sarah writes...
     
    'I recently found out that I'm one of 20 girls from Great Britain who've qualified for the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in La Rochelle, France, this summer. There were three weekend qualifiying regattas at Stokes Bay, Plymouth and Pwllheli and the week-long Youth Nationals in Hayling Island, all of which contributed to the Youth ladder ranking order. A disappointing result at the Youths and a lack of wind at Plymouth meant I had to go to Pwllheli the weekend before my Higher exams started!
    Since hearing the news I've been spending a lot of time at the gym trying to get fitter for the event - the laser is a very physical boat and La Rochelle is renowned for being windy! I'm working on my aerobic fitness and also core strength and stability. Over exams I gave up a bit and I'm regretting it now!
    Registration and measurement take place on the 24th and 25th of July then there is a four day qualifying series to divide the fleet into Gold and Silver. Then another two days of racing to determine the final places before we get a rest! I'm really looking forward to the week, it's my first time competing abroad so I'm mainly just hoping to get round the course within the time limit! It's hard to believe it's only four years since I did my stage 1 and 2 - any of the cadets on Summer School could be doing the same in a few years! '
  • 26 Jun 2011 8:14 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    Tiso's Sailing Clearance sale starts on Friday 24th June.

  • 19 Jun 2011 3:37 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    There is an extensive collection of fantastic Regatta photos on 'Flickr'. 

    These are courtesy of Richard Miller

  • 19 Jun 2011 1:57 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Photos of this competition have been uploaded to the website.
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