Row your boat

posted 13 Apr 2019, 05:30 by John Ferguson

Some of the nine St Ayles Skiffs which set off from Perth Sailing Club today on a trip to Wormit.

Kinnaird Weekend

posted 7 Apr 2019, 13:58 by John Ferguson

Rather cool conditions for our first weekend's racing this year and with the start of the school holidays, a small fleet of singlehanders took part in a four race series for the Kinnaird Medallion. The easterly breeze seemed to suite Euan Macdonald winning the first three while Bob Watson came first in the final race. All boats stayed right way up so the Rubber Duck is still up for grabs so come along and have a go.

You could learn to sail

posted 3 Apr 2019, 14:02 by John Ferguson

There are still a few spaces on our 2019 Learn to sail course held over several evenings and weekend afternoons between 19 May and 16 June. This is aimed at complete beginners or those with limited experience so don't worry if you have not been in a boat before. We have members from twelve to eighty years of age, as long as you are reasonably mobile and not scared of water, it could be just what you are waiting for. Full details and application form on the training course section of the website,
Essential safety gear provided and a safety boat will be on the water during sailing sessions in case of difficulty.

Fitting out

posted 31 Mar 2019, 14:13 by John Ferguson

It was a hive of activity at Lairwell this weekend for our fitting out. Most members have been rigging their boats for the start of racing next weekend plus we got some painting and fence repairs attended to.

Fitting out weekend

posted 23 Mar 2019, 14:07 by John Ferguson

Don't forget our fitting out at 10:00 on 30 & 31 March to get boats out and ready plus work party. Jobs planned include replacing some fenceposts, sanding and repainting the railings, and the windows of the racebox, and general tidying of the grounds and bank. Please come along if you can help. Don't forget the clocks go forward too.
Saturday evening is our fitting out party with food and drinks available. Come along for a chat and a quiz.

Soft going

posted 17 Mar 2019, 16:05 by John Ferguson

Only a couple of weeks to go and the boatpark is still pretty soft after this month's rain. With luck next week should be drier so it will have a chance to dry out.

RYA dinghy show 2019

posted 3 Mar 2019, 10:34 by John Ferguson

I had a trip to the dinghy show this weekend so have put some photos on the PSC Facebook page if you want to see some of what was going on. Lots of dinghies plus gear stalls, simulators, talks and demonstrations. I hadn't been to one since 1998 so much has changed since then. Many new classes, but two which have been around for 90 years too.

Prizewinners from 2003

posted 24 Feb 2019, 14:44 by John Ferguson

Just a few weeks to go till we have to dust the boats down again.

January goings on

posted 13 Jan 2019, 15:50 by John Ferguson

With no sailing at the moment, some of our members are finding other things to do to till April. Our commodore from 2006 was recently seen putting a new horse through its paces.
Meanwhile boats are being refurbished at Lairwell. Sometimes it is only the paint holding them together.

That's a big mousehole

posted 25 Nov 2018, 09:55 by John Ferguson

With our AGM held this week, things are quietening down for the winter at Lairwell but beware if you do go down as there are some big holes in the floor waiting for the unwary. This time it is not the Tay beavers gnawing away at the wood, more the PSC beavers tackling a woodworm issue which has been around for a while. The damage seems to be largely confined to the hardwood flooring near the galley hatch and changing room doors so over the next weeks, there should be lots of DIY to be ready for 2019.
Of the meeting, the committee is largely unchanged but as always looking for new members with new ideas so if any of you would like a go at apprentice social, results, secretarial, training or anything else, please speak to any of us.
The subs have gone up slightly, and the committee has been charged with exploring the possibility of replacing our 1960s clubhouse. Winter events were mentioned as a possibility (no not floor laying) for the new year but we will keep you posted.

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