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Old 06 May 2008, 02:16   #1
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Elie, Firth of Forth - Sunday 1 June 2008

Elie and Earlsferry Sailing Club has a new powerboat section for 2008. They are planning to run a powerboat cruise from Elie on Sunday 1st June in conjunction with Powerboat Scotland (PBS is an initiative of RYA Scotland).

Details here: http://www.eesc.org.uk/powerboat_scotland_cruise.html

Depending on weather, the fleet may head east for Anstruther and the Isle of May, or west towards Inchcolm island.

Anyone who would like to help demonstrate that sailing clubs can have powerboat members too will be very welcome
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It now looks like the Scottish Wild Catz ( www.scottishwildcataz.com) will be making an apperance at this cruise/event. It will a fun day out for all.

We have already got 6 or 7 boats ranging from a RIBs to a Wellcraft 21, and few PWC's have booked to come along.

If your interested in coming down/along/up/accross please let us know, so we can plan.

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Are you guys doing Safety / marshalling for The Round Britain,
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Old 23 May 2008, 15:09   #5
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Not long now - if your planing to come along let us know, and let us know what type of craft your bringing.....ALL powerboats & Jetski's welcome.

Clubs website has been "updated" by over ethusatic webmaster promoting this event. (trys and looks inocent "it wasn't me nobody saw me doing it!", )

************************ Press Release ***********************
Fife Sailing Club Launches Powerboat Section

Sunday 1st June 2008, sees Elie & Earlsferry Sailing Club officially launching their new powerboat section within the club by hosting the RYA Powerboat Scotland Cruise on the Forth. This event will see boats and jetskis coming from across Scotland and maybe further a field for a day of fun on the water.

The Zapcat team / Scottish Zapcat dealer, Scottish Wild Catz will be bringing down some Zapcats from Cruden Bay for a demonstration in the bay, and a RNLI Sea Safety Team will be present on the day offering Sea Checks and General Safety information.

The aim of the new Powerboat Section at the club is promote safe & responsible powerboating through training and organized cruises throughout the year.

One member said “ The Firth of Forth can be a very daunting place for a lone powerboat, and being a part of an organized cruise gives us confidence to go further field , with the knowledge we have support if something goes wrong”.

The new Powerboat section has already organised RYA VHF courses, RNLI Flare Demonstrations and a very successful RYA Sea Survival course which had 16 people from all over Scotland including Yachtsmen and a representative from the Falklands Island Government, being taught what to do if unfortunate enough to need to abandon ship.
EESC will be providing Powerboat courses and various other training and events throughout the year.

The new powerboat section at Elie & Earlsferry S.C proves that powerboats can co-exist with a sailing club, in fact the powerboat section will be supporting various major events on the Forth this year including the 80th Anniversary of East Lothian Yacht Club Regatta, the following weekend, and providing Marshalling for The Round Britain Powerboat Race 2008 when it completes the Inverness to Port Edgar stage and sets off again to Newcastle on the last weekend of June.


If you wish to find out any more information on any of the events please visit the clubs website http://www.eesc.org.uk or email: powerboating<@>eesc.org.uk

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www.eesc.org.uk
www.scottishwildcatz.com
www.ryascotland.org.uk
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Update: The Scottish Wildcatz have just informed us, that they will not be down at the weekend due to other commitments, but we will be arranging another time for them to come down to Elie.

BUT the RYA Powerboat Cruise will still be going a head and there will still be plenty to do to see at the Elie and on the 1st of June. Including RNLI Sea Safety Exhibition and visit from the RNLI Inshore lifeboat.

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What time of day are you expecting to be doing the cruise? I see the RNLI are arriving about 1pm. and that's pretty much high tide. Are you going to be hanging around waiting for them and wasting the tide?

I'm not trying to be critical...just need to know whether it's worth my while.

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We will be leaving at 1100 hrs, arriving back no later than 1630 hrs, I will be down at the harbour around 0930 hrs.

We have arranged for some "shore based" activities through out the day for people who are not going out on the water,

The RNLI are using the interest generated to do sea safety and is "seperate" event.

So we wont be wasting tide! we want to get out on the water for as long as possible, we have the option to Land of May Isle if weather/time allows/demand, I arranged permission for this to happen from Scottish Natrural Heritage.

We have plans for the day, but nothing set in concrete, we need to wait to see what the weather is like on the day.

If you want more info drop me a email: powerboating <at> eesc . org . uk or private message me.

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Oakey doke. Thanks for that.
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Cruise went ahead with 9 boats and 4 Jetskis, including JWalker & Seaskills. we went out to the isle of may on forth then headed into Anstruther for Lunch.

We then headed back to Elie where we spent some time in the bay before going ashore.

Everybody enjoyed despisite the rain and the wave size approaching Isle of May...

Thanks to all who turned up and helped on the day.

We are planning similar cruises through out the year at the club. The powerboat section at Elie goal is to promote safe crusing on the forth.

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