Don't forget, there is a Sundowner this Friday 20th July.

Make sure you get down and out on the water for a sail from 6pm!

Due to popular demand and requests from yacht owners, the diamond yacht race will return on the following Friday evenings starting at 6pm.

20th July

10th August

24th August

7th September

21st September

Start will be on the club line.

We hope to see as many yacht sailors and crews on the water!

 

 FUTURE PLANNED SAILING/RACING AT EYC

14 & 14 JULY – Medway Dinghy Regatta.  Includes camping, socialising, eating and racing over two days. Great fun for everyone and we are well looked after. Ed will be promoting this too.

Thurs 19- Sun 22 JULY – Medway Yacht Regatta.  An excellent, fun and probably exciting experience racing on the Medway. Well worth it if you want to push your limits and get your crew working hard!

SUN 29 JULY – Piper Cup Dinghy Race. Briefing at 11am, Racing at 12pm. Volunteers for Race Officer and Safety to let me know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SUN 5 AUGUST [NOTE: change of date] – dinghy & yacht trip to Greenhithe and 
Kelpie Cup Dinghy Race back to EYC (LW 1326). Leaving at 11am AT THE LATEST. A great social day with unhurried sailing down to the pub, good food and company, and then a race back (you’re going that way anyway!!). Please let me know if you plan to come so we can warn the pub – see above e-mail. Also, help with safety cover would be great please.                                                

SUN 26 AUGUST – Brunton Cup Dinghy Race. Briefing at 11am, racing at 12pm. Volunteers for Race Officer and Safety to let Ed know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SUN 9 SEPT – Round the Island (Sheppey) Race.  Briefing is 930am. This is a long race but is really good fun if you are up for the challenge. Bring your boat and a crew….. Cost to enter is £40 in advance (includes racing off the clubhouse on the Saturday too) or £45 on the day. Details at: https://www.iossc.org.uk/islandrace/ but let me know if you want to go: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

15 & 16 SEPT – EYC OPEN WEEKEND. Details to follow but open to everyone, as we will try to cater for all. Will aim for a social afterwards – details to be arranged.
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.

   

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

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