Forth Yacht Clubs Association
FYCA FIG Series - restricted sail proposal
The proposal to allow a 'restricted sail' option for yachts racing in the 2015 FIG series will be discussed at the FYCA AGM next Thursday 23rd Oct at DBSC. The document 'FIG restricted sail proposal 2014' shows how far the turnout numbers have reduced in recent years. The second document 'FIG restricted sail proposal - DBSC comments' provides some counter-arguments from DBSC pointing out potential pitfalls that should be considered.
Lowland Canal Closure for Railway maintenance
(Individual Regatta results can be viewed here)
DUNBAR VISITORS BERTHING
Members may like to know that the visitors' berth is now on the east wall on the north side of the bridge. It dries approximately 2 hours each side of HW.
For most visitors this will mean berthing where one can and then moving to the visitors berth when water permits. The deepest water, the first berth one can reach on entry, is below the castle so this berth is busy.
It may be possible to make arrangements to berth temporarily below the castle to make an early departure to carry the flood tide up the Forth.
The new harbour master is Gary Lawson. Bob Clunas has retired.
GALLOWAY PIER (North Berwick)
From May to August the GALLOWAY PIER, the low water landing at North Berwick, is being extended and heightened.
The works should not greatly affect users in the harbour but skippers should be alert to commercial craft movements as the pier is close to the leading line. A jack up barge is in position.
DREDGING at GRANTON
Scottish Canals – Government Enthusiasm!
Scottish Government’s policy for the country’s historic canals in the Scottish Parliament. http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/water/canals/policy
Forth and Clyde Canal
New eastern terminus construction photos
The new cut has been progressing very well and looks on course for the official opening in March 2014. The scale of the work involved is remarkable.
NEWS FROM THE NORTH OF THE RIVER - From Paul
I rode the Round the Forth Route on Saturday, National Cycle Route 76, taking in Charlestown and Culross.
Culross pier restoration - call for helpers to move stones
Special Offer from Largo Bay Sailing Club
"If you are a member at another Firth of Forth Club (FYCA), you can join Largo Bay Sailing Club as well for a reduced rate (25 percent) discount in the first year.
30 metre high horses heads at Falkirk ... more details here
Preferential Dinghy Hire at Port Edgar for members of FYCA affiliated clubs - details here
Berths and Shore Facilities in Forth Harbours