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Forth Yacht Clubs Association
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RFYC/FCYC Inchkeith/Rankine TrophyFIG
LEISURE SAILORS AND SMALL HARBOURS MEETING
24 MARCH 2017
FIG 2016 Results
Forth & Clyde Canal Emergency Closure
The canal access times now revert to the published 7-day working with 4-day (weekend) working West of Maryhill.
Regrettably only about fifty boats made full transit of the F&C this year; but the 16-boat charter fleet, the Seagull Trust and the Forth & Clyde- and Linlithgow Union- Canal Societies between them put over 50,000 passengers out on the canal this year! And there is a resident population of inland cruisers and liveaboards mainly based on the Union canal who campaign actively for improving facilities and navigability, Sure, we yachters must take the mast down and need more depth than the inland boats, but there are good cranes at both sealocks, there is a continuing programme of weed control and now dredging to keep the silt and aquatic vegetation at bay. The time to sail from the Forth to, say, Oban is an achievable 4 days if you work the tides, quicker than the East Coast passage and at a cost much less than trucking or the Caledonian canal. If we sea-going cruisers do not use the F&C it may well revert to a 70-mile-long inland water park, with fascinating old and new structures to attract bus-loads of tourists, suitable for canoes, narrowboats and ducks, but not for cruising yachts. The Gateway to the West needs your participation.
Scottish Canals Important Notice
Due to technical issues with Bonnybridge, the number of openings each day will be restricted to two between 11.00 and 14.00. Our Engineering team are continuing to investigate and rectify the issue and will provide an updates on progress.
Mazzoni and Costello Trophies
Sunday 28th August 2016
Notice of race and SI available here
An important update on handicaps is now available. Details here.
FIG Race Results Summary 2016
Kirkintilloch Canal Festival 2016
The Lowland Canals Volunteer Group would like to invite you to participate in the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival which is taking place on 20th and 21st August 2016.
Race Calendar 2017
The calendar for 2017 has been released and is in available for download on the Racing Page
Crinan and Forth and Clyde Canal Update 2016
Changes to Working on the Crinan and Forth and Clyde Canals have been published.
Dates for your diary
The Stirling town Quay 15m downstream from the sheet steel piled section has seen a substantial collapse. A third of the width of the park behind has been washed into the river. The landward side has been fenced off. The sheet steel piled section remains accessible and usable, A fender board is recommended.
One assumes that the rest of the quay will now be sheet steel piled so temporary closure may be on the cards while work is in progress.
Repairs not started and erosion continuing - 10 Feb 2016
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.
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