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  • 29 Dec 2010 11:41 AM | Willis (Administrator)

    The New ELYC went live this morning, the site has been designed to be easy to navigate and to add additional functionality and capability both to aid both the running of the club and also to our members.

    For the first time ELYC membership is online and we have also brought the online bookings for training and events into hte same website.

    There is a member section which requires members to log in to see, and includes discussion forums and other member specific information. From a management viewpoint it is easier to manage communications and membership and financial information as this can all be done within the management section of the site.


  • 07 Dec 2010 6:35 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    Saturday 18th December 2010. 7.30pm onwards.


    East Lothian Yacht Club would like to invite all members to come along to the Annual Christmas Carol Singalong and enjoy some mulled wine, sizzling sausages and hot mince pies. 


    Music provided by the "two wise men". Compere will be Eric Robertson. Carol Sheets provided. 


    Bar open all night. 


    Please bring along some donations of mince pies. 
  • 07 Dec 2010 6:29 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    When:    Sun 19 December 2010 

    Where:   ELYC Bar 

    Time:     2 - 4pm 

    Cost:      £4 per child 

    which includes party food, soft drink, entertainment and a present delivered by Santa and his helpers. 


    The children’s christmas party starts at 2pm in the ELYC bar with lots of  exciting games and crafts. Then it is upstairs to the loft for some christmas party food before waiting for Santa and his helpers to arrive with presents for every child at 3.45pm. 



    The bar will open with Christmas carols playing and serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks for adults. 


    Please email Sheena and confirm your child’s place, gender and if they have any food allergies. 


    Payment on the day at the party.

  • 28 Nov 2010 5:31 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    Despite the snow and cold, a warm welcome was provided by Craigielaw Golf Club for the Annual Dinner Dance on 27th November.

    The Awards  this year went to a combination of new and old faces, of particular note where the Clubs top prize of the Kestral Propeller for Outstanding Service this year given to the Principal Race Officer Team of Ted Hill, Bill Roberts, Jimmy Sandison and Jim Sinclair for their endeavours of running the club regatta, 2 National championships and a traveller or two for good measure!

    Other notable awards went to Ron Robson for Best New Sailor - despite being a keelboat sailor, Kirsty Chalmers as the Best Bandit, and Richie Hales and Christopher Devine for the inaugral ELYC Powerboat Challenge. A full listing of prizes can be seen here.

  • 19 Nov 2010 6:01 AM | Willis (Administrator)

    This years race forum will be held at 7:30 in the bar.

    If you would like to discuss this and next seasons racing and any thoughts you may have on changing or improving the racing, please feel free to attend.

  • 25 Oct 2010 11:32 AM | Willis (Administrator)

    Big swell made ELYC’s first Powerboat Challenge live up to its name as 17 competitors took part in an event that measured handling skills as much as speed. Competition was very close around the obstacles. The course included tight slalom course followed by reversing around the buoy whilst trying not to flood the boat. Other challenges included coming to a stop, reversing into a “Garage” and finally coming alongside.

    Bonus time could be secured by determining missing safety items that had been taken off one of one of the RIBs in the store.  In the adult race less than 15 seconds separated the top 3 with Richie Hales (4mins 13seconds) just taking the win from Barry White (4mins 15seconds) and Alastair Dean (4mins 27seconds).

    The Juniors also posted respectable times with Chris Devine (5mins 22seconds) taking the title followed by Andrew Stewart (5mins 35seconds) and Andrew Laing (6mins 10seconds).


    It was a very successful afternoon. Many thanks to Sheila Smith for helping with timing and generally keeping everyone organised.

  • 19 Aug 2010 12:41 PM | Willis (Administrator)

    38 Cadets took part in the ELYC Cadet regatta over the weekend of 14th and 15th August.  It was great to see that together with some of the more experienced cadets, many of the participants taking part had undertaken training this year including those from both the Summer School and the Bass Rock Bandits.

    There was a briefing  and on water coaching from Michael Gorzowski, RYA Scotland Volvo Champion Club Coach who helped out all weekend.

    Saturday’s start was delayed due to surf
    in the fairway, which meant waiting for the tide to fill in a little but close racing took part across both Topper and Handicap Fleets. After the 2 Races on Saturday, Calum Finlayson, Lewis Grant and Andrew Scott led the Topper Fleet after, while the Lasers of Chris Scott, Ewan Rycroft and Sarah Alexander led the Handicap Fleet.

    On Sunday the swell had died down, but racing had to be abandoned during the second race as the weather gods where against us and sent in the Haar. After everyone was safely back on shore there was a prize giving.

    Many thanks to all that helped out at the weekend especially Ben and Alex acting as race Officers, the rescue boat crews, Jane C-M and Lucy Gibbons for organising the event. We hope to see the cadets continue their successful weekend and take part in club racing.

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