Due to a complete lack of wind, the third race in the series was cancelled on Saturday 3rd February.

However, all was not lost, as the opportunity was taken to do some work to the club safety boats and Stratos Keel fleet.

A massive thank you must go to everyone who still turned up to the club despite the weather forecast.  It is essential that in light wind situations everyone makes the effort to support those of are turning up to make food and prepare the bar for club members.

Plus there was plenty of tea and coffee drinking and banter in the kitchen.

Hopefully, the wind will be better for the next race due to take place on Sunday 18th February!

See you there!

Due to a complete lack of wind, the third race in the series was cancelled on Saturday 3rd February.

However, all was not lost, as the opportunity was taken to do some work to the club safety boats and Stratos Keel fleet.

A massive thank you must go to everyone who still turned up to the club despite the weather forecast.  It is essential that in light wind situations everyone makes the effort to support those of are turning up to make food and prepare the bar for club members.

Plus there was plenty of tea and coffee drinking and banter in the kitchen.

Hopefully, the wind will be better for the next race due to take place on Sunday 18th February!

See you there!

Racing update from Sunday 21st January 2018

The second race in the Brass Monkey series took place in 'Brass Monkey' conditions with snow falling and a chill in the air!

Results can be found by following these links:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AlsoEzVAQKZKiBjI1AkLjEc9CkW8

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AlsoEzVAQKZKiBcIMCp9uNxq59DT

Well done to all the hardy sailors who turn up to support the Race Officer, Safety Boat drivers and cooks in the kitchen and got out on the water for some close racing.

Well done to Alan and Jan - series leaders so far for their efforts on the water.  All the polishing and boat maintenance is paying off! I hope the rig tension was set to 7 this week(!)

Special mention to Jerry and Paul for sneaking up on the north side of the river to avoid the tide and to Harry who was the only youth member on the water!

Club members and sailors - what did you do this weekend that prevented you from getting out on the water??  Maybe the weather was a bit cold and wet, or there was a Sunday paper to read?  Maybe you had other plans??  Please consider this, you have paid your membership (hopefully) and we managed to get all the Laser 2000 out for close, fun, friendly racing.  

The next race is on Saturday 3rd February.  So put this date in the calendar, put a 'post-it' note on the fridge, put the Saturday jobs on hold and get out racing.  You will be supporting the volunteers who give up their sailing to make racing happen and make the most of your club membership!

Got your own dinghy??  Dust off the cover and get out sailing.  We will help you rig, launch and get out sailing.  

The last BM race is taking place on Sun 12th March.
 
As this is the last race, there will be a prize giving awards with spot prizes for everyone and tea and cakes!
 
If you have not yet been out for a sail in 2017, this is the perfect time to get out on the water!
 
Supporting your club and the volunteers who make the racing happen is the best way to get the most out of EYC and your membership fees!
 
Hope to see you all on the water!
 

Brass Monkey, Sunday 15 January 2017

It started wet and cold with poor visibility and very light winds.  So, why would anyone want to emerge from the under the duvet to be at EYC to rig a boat, change into some kit and then race for 2 hours?  I can tell you why...

Firstly, there was bacon rolls from the galley to spur you on and give you a second breakfast :-)  Then, we all have enough suitable kit to get appropriately dressed, so no excuse really!!  And finally, we owe it to all those who give up their free time to organise the racing in advance and then run it on the day.  And the bonsus afterwards was hot soup and bread to warm you up.

The light winds were variable, starting off south/southwest and then becoming southwest/westerly before backing again.  Still, it made for an interesting race with 16 boats on the water - lots of shouting on the start line as nearly everyone went for line bias rather than clear water and air.  The race across the river reminded everyone why they needed to pay attention to the tide.  Most boats got stuck in the incoming tide, although a few old-timers sailed down wind past the moorings and then went across. It was pretty cold and miserable but we all stuck it out for a second race.  Both races were close-run, especially for the lasers and the asymmetric/symmetric spinnaker debate can continue as the course favoured one and then the other.

Thank you to Paul and Sarah for being our bedraggled race officers, and to Ed, Colin, Aaron and their crews for providing safety cover.  Also, a bog thank you to Thabit's mum for the soup afterwards and to Paul G for the bacon rolls before. 

Results will be delayed as they need to retrieved and processed!  A small selection of photos are on the Club Facebook page for people to see what we did and what others missed.

NEXT RACE: Sunday 29 January: Briefing at 10am and Race start at 11am, so get there for 9ish and get your boat rigged in time.

   

Members Logon  

   

Contact EYC  

Your Email:
Subject:
Message:
Anti Spam Question - Where is "Erith" YC located
   

EYC Calendar  

Last month February 2018 Next month
S S M T W T F
week 4 1 2
week 5 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
week 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
week 7 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
week 8 24 25 26 27 28
   

Where to find us  

Erith Yacht Club
Anchor Bay,
Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD
Tel. 0845 0942148 

Postal Address
Hon. Secretary
PO Box 231,
Bexleyheath, Kent,
DA7 9AZ
Tel 0845 0941328

Map to Club

   

The recent investments at EYC are a result of Olympic legacy funding, and we would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the following-

  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Sport England
  • Cory Environmental Trust in Britain
  • Royal Yachting association
  • London Borough of Bexley

 

   
© Erith Yacht Club