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  • 27 Mar 2011 10:36 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    On behalf of the club I would like to thank Mike Rigg who, with the help of John Hookway, provided regular OOD cover which ensured dinghy racing through the Frost Bite and Early Bird Series.  As a result, for the first time ELYC has enjoyed all year round dinghy racing!

    Thanks for great courses, a good turn out, and Great Fun!

    Sheila Smith, Vice Commodore.

  • 18 Mar 2011 6:24 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    ELYC will be running a First Aid Course at the club. The instructor will be Anna Caldwell who has run very good courses at ELYC in the past.

    An understanding the principles of First Aid can be one of the most useful qualifications for just about everyone, and may literally be a life saver. Injuries or illness may occur at any time when out sailing or boating so 1st Aid skills may be needed without warning – so be prepared!

    The RYA First Aid course is specifically designed to cover the types of injury that may happen afloat as well as ashore. The certificate is a pre-requisite for all RYA Instructors, Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster exam candidates, and applicants for Advanced Powerboat Courses. 

    For more information and to book a place please click here.

  • 13 Feb 2011 10:15 PM | Macintyre (Administrator)
    We have been informed that works will shortly begin to repair the damage that was done to the dinghy park in the storm last March.

    To this end, all boats must be removed from the dinghy park by Saturday 26 February 2011 at the very latest.

    At this stage, the works are estimated to take 3 weeks to complete

  • 07 Feb 2011 6:24 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    Matt Day will be giving a presentation on the Weather and how it works on Fri 4th March, at ELYC. I

    t costs £6 per person, and places can be booked here, just click on training bookings. It is a great night for all - no matter how old or young, or how long you have been sailing!

    Matt is a former member of the GBR Sailing Squad, a former Scottish Squad coach, and is currently a member of the Merchant Navy.

    His presentation is full of pictures as well as chat, to help with understanding the concepts, which makes it appropriate for anyone, no matter how new to the sport or how old you are.

    The evening will start at 7pm and will finish by 930pm, and costs £6 per person. You need to sign up here, but you can request an invoice if you prefer to pay by cheque or on the night.

  • 26 Jan 2011 7:18 AM | Willis (Administrator)
    The Burns Night Pictures have been published here.
  • 24 Jan 2011 6:53 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    The race forum will be held on Friday 4th February at 7:30pm in the club bar.

    Race Forum

  • 15 Jan 2011 8:46 AM | Willis (Administrator)
    After the exceptional circumstances where the tide, and adverse weather coincided last year the bosun has kindly puit together a list of threat dates for this year. Please note these indicate nothing more than a possible threat if adverse weather conditions occur. Generally such dates will pass without concern.

    A "rule of thumb" has been worked on of any High Water level above 5.8m (Leith Datum), be aware that Fidra is generally slightly lower than Leith tide for tide.

    These figures must be viewed in conjunction with accurate weather forcast, especially wind direction in conjuction with these date.

    January 21st - Friday afternoon HW 15.34 until Sunday 23rd afternoon HW 16.59
     

    Feb. 18th - Friday afternoon HW 14.33 until Tuesday 22nd afternoon HW 17.25
     

    March 19th - Sat. afternoon HW 14.08 until Wednesday 23rd afternoon HW 17.08
     

    April 17th - Sunday afternoon HW 13.43 until Wednesday 20th afternoon HW 16.04

     
    August 2nd Tuesday morning HW 03.55 until Thursday 4th morning HW 05.20
     

    August 29th Monday afternoon HW 14.38 until Friday Sept. 2nd morning HW 05.00
     

    Sept. 27th Tuesday morning HW 01.44 until Saturday Oct. 1st morning HW 04.42 These dates contain datum height of 6.2 metres - potentially the highest of the year!
     

    October 26th Wednesday morning HW 01.17 until Sunday 30th morning HW 04.28

     
    November 25th Friday morning HW 01.46 until Sunday 27th afternoon HW 15.41

    This information is provided as is. Neither ELYC nor the author (Bosun) can accept any responsibility for errors or omissions in this data. It is entirely the responsibility of boat owners to act on this information should they wish to - or not!
  • 04 Jan 2011 1:27 PM | Willis (Administrator)
    The Burn's Supper (Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 7.30pm) is now taking bookings. £10 a head includes food, speakers and performers.

    Please reserve your place by
    email and pay on the night.

    This is a great social event with very good entertainment organised by Robbie Wightman and some great Haggis* from Anderson's the Butchers.
  • 02 Jan 2011 11:27 PM | Willis (Administrator)
    Although no report has been provided as yet, this years Frostbite Race appears to have been a success with around 20 boats on the water.

    Pictures from Derek Braid available here.
  • 29 Dec 2010 5:07 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    Although still waiting final confirmation, we expect the Frostbite trophy to take place on 2nd January 2011 at midday.

    An excellent way to start a new sailing year and we hope to see many out on the water for then.

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