Tag Archives: Sailing

Fifteen flies again – John Corby

John Corby Interview – Flying Fifteens John Corby is a designer who has consistently featured in the results of Scottish IRC events since his 36 footer Mustang Sally obliterated the competition at Scottish Series a few years back. A stream of Scottish Series winners followed, from the 40 foot Cracklin’ Rosie to Big John Corson`s Salamander, (Corby 33). Antix and ...

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Antifouling – Save time, money and the environment

Save time, money and the environment. This article is a re-run from last year, but with the Easter weekend being the time that most boat owners start slapping antifouling on, it’s worth considering. More un-glamorous but hopefully useful insights on boat maintenance, and this time it’s antfouling that’s under the spotlight. We’ve used Jotun Seaforce 30 antofouling for the last ...

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Patience to team up with Glanfield for Rio 2016

By Lindsey Bell RYA Team GBR Communications Manager Patience ‘excited’ as Glanfield prepares for Olympic return Two-time Olympic silver medal-winning sailor Joe Glanfield is set to make his competitive comeback, having been announced today as the man who will partner 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience in the quest for gold at Rio 2016. Patience and Glanfield unveiled their Rio 2016 ...

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Bonny Boats

Here’s a video from the keepers of the Mylne archive…amazing what was being produced on the Clyde just a century ago. Great soundtrack by Scottish band Breabach too!    

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Save Clyde Coastguard – the current status

Since the Costa Concordia cruise ship tradgedy, the UK government has indicated it might make a U-turn on it’s decision to seriously cut back the Coastguard service, including the busiest station in Scotland (and 3rd busiest in the UK), Clyde Coastguard in Greenock. Now is the time to be putting pressure on the UK goverment, and the SNP released the ...

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Ed Word – Participation for the Nation part 1

Nice weather for some reefing practise The (motley) rookie crew, well tended with warm cuppa   Tunes on the go, and not a Musto in sight… If there’s one thing in sailing that seems to be changing as quickly as governmental policy, it’s the entire socio-economical world outside of the sport which is leading to big changes in participation levels ...

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Season’s coming…aye

  With the weather showing signs of warming up, it’s not long now ’til what is fast becoming the premier season opener, the Ice Breaker Regatta run by Fairlie Yacht Club over the weekend of 14th/15th April in Ardrossan. It’s a great opportunity for crews to blow away the winter blues and get practising in front of some decent coaches. ...

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Stormy days…

This is a pretty tragic vid taken from the pier at Fort William during the storms last year of a Westerly GK24 on the rocks. Not sure if the mooring dragged or failed, but it looks like the mooring strop is severed, probably through chafe. I’m guessing we will be seeing more of this weather this year, the global weather ...

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RYA Scotland ‘Big Weekend’ Boatshow report

  In between getting blown away by the wind and the rain down at the yard in Fairlie this weekend, the Ed paid a quick visit to the RYA Scotland ‘Big Weekend’ at Sports Scotland in Largs. This was a first stab at such an event, and it seemed like there is a lot of promise in the concept. Running ...

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