Tag Archives: East Lothian Yacht Club

East Lothian Yacht Club Annual Regatta 4/5 June 2016 Report

Report and pictures by Derek Braid:  Over the weekend 4th and 5th June 2016, East Lothian Yacht Club at North Berwick held their annual open regatta, which attracted a total of 102 sailing dinghies. There were 83 visiting dinghies from all over the country together with 19 dinghies from the home club. The weather was ideal with brisk but steady ...

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East Lothian Yacht Club – Start of Season ‘Lifeboat Pennant’ race

From Derek Braid: On Saturday 2 April 2016, East Lothian Yacht Club held their ‘Lifeboat Pennant’ start of season dinghy race. Although East Lothian Yacht Club hold dinghy racing almost every week of the year, the ‘Lifeboat Pennant’ is generally accepted as the start of the main summer season. 22 Dinghies took part, sailing in a gentle easterly breeze. The ...

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Topper Academy at East Lothian YC

From Derek Braid: East Lothian Yacht Club, North Berwick will be holding the Topper Dinghy National Championships from 7 – 12 August 2016. Up to 300 dinghies from across the UK and beyond are expected to attend. As part of the build up to the National Championships, RYA Scotland ( www.ryascotland.org.uk ) held a Topper Academy at East Lothian Yacht ...

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East Lothian Yacht Club, North Berwick – Dinghy Racing Frostbite Series

From Derek Braid at ELYC: The hardy sailors at East Lothian Yacht Club continued with their Frostbite Series on Saturday 6 February 2016 with three races held in Force 3 Easterly winds. Since the start of the year, racing has been held over 3 Saturdays, with racing cancelled on the other Saturdays due to bad weather. Each race usually lasts ...

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East Lothian YC AGM and new officers 2016

From Derek Braid (and well done ELYC for having a bona fide press/communications officer): East Lothian Yacht Club, AGM held in the Clubhouse at the Harbour, North Berwick on Friday 5 February 2016 On Friday 5 February 2015, East Lothian Yacht Club held its AGM in the clubhouse at the Harbour, North Berwick. Donald Mackinnon, who has been Commodore for ...

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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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Zhik UK 29er Nationals at East Lothian, day 3 (first day of racing!)

From Debbie Darling, with pics by Josh Kerr Photography: The Zhik UK 29er Nationals finally took to the water on day three following two days of waiting ashore for the wind & sea state to settle down outside East Lothian YC. Racing was brought forward to 10am but as the fleet launched the wind started to build. Thankfully the water ...

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Streaker Scottish Championships 2014

We love the Streaker dinghy here – a light, quick and simple home-buildable boat which is also cheap to run. What more could one want from a singlehander? The class is growing here too! Report by John Hookway and Ian Bradley, with most pics by us: Fifteen Streakers, including 8 home boats, entered the Scottish National Championship held at East ...

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East Lothian YC Regatta Report

From Sue Simpson of ELYC, pics by us and many more HERE: Race Officer Ted Hill writes: The job of PRO is not an easy one! Saturday began with brisk easterly which began to build, although not forecast. By briefing time it was pretty clear that a postponement was necessary to allow conditions to moderate if that was to happen. ...

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East Lothian June Regatta N.O.R.

East Lothian Yacht Club’s June Regatta is probably the biggest dinghy regatta in Scotland each year – here’s the Notice of Race and we will be there with the Merlin Rockets:  

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