Seaweed removalA work party of club members attended the club on Saturday morning with rakes, grapes and wheel barrows. They cleared the washed-up seaweed from the main camping areas in the triangle. The grass will soon regrow and the area will become more attractive. Thanks to those members who gave their time and effort for this work.
This weekend - Work Party
Come down this weekend (Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March) to help tidy up the site after the winter storms - especially to remove the seaweed covering the peninsula. Bring rakes, forks, spades, wheelbarrows etc. See you at 10.30.
National Handicap for Cruisers - updated
Attention all cruisers. Has your boat a National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) number? A number is required to compete in EDYC club racing, SLRC regattas & all inter-club series and events. Read this article for more information.
EDYC Wayfarer success in North America
EDYC's Trevor Fisher and Emily Watt are North America's Wayfarer Midwinters champions for 2014, decisively winning in a strong 16-boat fleet that included World champions, Peter and Alex Rahn and North American champsions, David and Anne Pugh. Weather at the host Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Florida ranged from not to cool to downright summery, but winds, alas, petered out after only four of nine scheduled races had been completed.
The event report gives more details and Trevor shares his this thoughts on 'How the Win Was Won' . The Canadian Wayfarer Association website also contains the race results.
Pilotage in the entrance of Strangford Lough
Following a survey of the entrance to Strangford Lough many hitherto uncharted rocks have been located and many known ones revised shallower. The Irish Cruising Club consider these changes to be so significant that they have revised their Strangford Lough entrance Sailing Directions.
Members are advised to read these revised Sailing Directions if they intend to enter or exit the Lough.
Entrance Fee - Nil
There is no Entrance Fee for 2014. The classes of membership and annual subscriptions are in Membership Fees section of the Members Handbook.
Now is the perfect time to give your lifejacket the once over and check that it is fit to look after you advises the RYA. If you find yourself in the water a lifejacket could save your life - but only if it works. Salt water is a harsh environment and lifejackets cannot be expected to last forever, particularly if they are not looked after.
GP14 World Championship 2014
The entry list opened on 1 January 2014. Applications can be made using the online facility on the GP14 UK Association 2014 World Championship page
Thinking about joining EDYC?
A short (3 minute) film about one of our honorary members [on Vimeo.com] and a world-class boat builder.
Alistair Duffin builds wooden boats in his small workshop in East Belfast. His hand-crafted racing dinghies have won multiple world championships and continue to out-perform the modern plastic competition.