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Dalgety Bay Sailing Club limbers up for another amazing year

From DBSC Communications Officer Keith Bedborough: There was a definite “spring is in the air” feel at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club last weekend as preparations continued for what promises to be another amazing year. Notwithstanding the amazing (uncharacteristic some might say!) blue skies and sunshine, the most obvious giveaway was the annual “dewinterisation”of the clubs training fleet. Training is a ...

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707 Nationals – Scottish Boat wins!

From David Smith, with pics courtesy of Roger Mant. The 707s seem to be doing very well these days (esp on the ‘right’ coast) and offer a heck of a lot of value for money and racing. We look forwards to hearing more in due course about them! The 707, 2015 National Championships, were hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht ...

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Sun Brings Out The Crowds for Arbroath Sea Fest 2015!

A packed programme of entertainment, a harbour full of yachts and traditional fishing boats, the thrilling spectacle of the RNLI Lifeboat carrying out daily rescues, a cookery demonstration by one of the UK’s top chefs and two days of sunshine helped to attract a record-breaking crowd of 30,000 to this year’s Arbroath Sea Fest. “We are delighted by how well ...

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BART’S BASH ENTERS THE RECORD BOOKS – East Lothian YC

From Sue Simpson of ELYC: What does it take to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records? On 21 September, 23,000 sailors in 10,000 boats, from 65 countries joined Bart’s Bash making it the World’s Biggest Sailing Race. The races covered 60 million metres in total – the equivalent of sailing one and a half times around the world – ...

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Less than a month until Findhorn Week

From Ian Ellis, with pictures from Ian Ellis – Treasure hunt, Susie Slack – RFYC and Dinghies: Regatta Weekend\Findhorn Week Regatta Weekend – 12th and 13st July 2014 Including RS Feva Scottish Championships, 29er Scottish championships, Albacore, Phantom and Skiffs Travellers Event, Fast and Slow handicap with sailing on the sea or in the bay. Findhorn Week – 14th -18th ...

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Scottish Streakers 2014

We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the brilliant Jack Holt designed Streaker dinghy, and the class is slowly getting legs up here. Unlike SMOD classes, you can choose your own sail and mast combo which opens the competitive weight range up to more people, and you can still build them at home like this one here: ...

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JP Watersports to take over Port Edgar Sailing School

This came in from Edinburgh Leisure. It remains to be seen what impact the acquisition of the School by a private firm (as opposed to the ‘not for profit’ Scottish Sailing Trust which held the competing bid) will have on the cost of sailing courses, but good to know the Sailing School’s future appears secure for the time being: Edinburgh ...

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Royal Findhorn end of season training review

And some news from up north at Royal Findhorn YC from Ian Ellis: cheap antivirus software download During the year Royal Findhorn Yacht Club has expanded its training with new events throughout the summer.  These have been a huge success with many existing and new club members taking part.  There have been sailors ranging from 6 to 60 taking part ...

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707 Scottish Championships at East Coast Sailing Week

This by Neil McLure: Seaword Seize First in Scottish 707 Regatta The Seaword team assembled under owner Dara O’Malley with Tich Summers at the helm retained the Scottish 707 championships at a weekend event as part of the Port Edgar hosted East Coast Sailing Week. They were pushed hard by the Welsh Kudu team – who picked up a first ...

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Royal Forth Yacht Club One Design Weekend

Simon Peakman of the Hunter 707 class sent this in about what promises to be one of the top  One Design regatta weekends on the East Coast this year. Good to see the H boats continuing to flourish too, nice boats: mac internet security software zp8497586rq

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