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Sunday morning sailing

posted 5 Aug 2018, 13:20 by John Ferguson

Six boats had an early rise on Sunday to enjoy a "Heathen's" race. A figure eight course with the first mark west of the Friarton Bridge and even the Mirror completed four rounds comfortably.

One good night from three

posted 4 Aug 2018, 00:43 by John Ferguson

No sailing on Wednesday, rain and no wind, Thursday not much better a real struggle to keep going but Friday saw great conditions.

Friendship Weekend

posted 15 Jul 2018, 14:51 by John Ferguson

Two very different days made up the racing for the Friendship Trophy with sunshine and a few capsizes on Saturday and drizzle and a lot of drifting backwards on Sunday. Big tides and little flow in the Tay after the dry spell made for testing conditions. Not many passed the test!

Newburgh Race

posted 8 Jul 2018, 14:43 by John Ferguson

A good fast sail down to Newburgh this weekend for  most of the thirteen boats which started. We did think we'd lost Doug and Audrey but they turned up like the cow's tail as we were setting off for home. Most of the Lasers also sampled the waters but were quickly up and going again. About half the fleet managed to sail all the way back including Rick and Euan here, which was pretty hard work into the wind against the now ebbing tide.

Feel the heat

posted 7 Jul 2018, 15:28 by John Ferguson

Perth SC's answer to Masterchef, who can barbecue the perfect sausage is serious business especially with the judge breathing down your neck.

Regatta days.

posted 24 Jun 2018, 13:32 by John Ferguson

Perth SC Regatta took place this weekend. Summer seemed to have returned with sunshine and wind enjoyed by those sailing. Our usual Saturday night barbecue was well attended with most choosing to sit outdoors. With a little more wind on Sunday, there were a few capsizes and breakages but recoveries and repairs were seen to in good time.

Cobwebs well and truly blown away

posted 18 Jun 2018, 14:40 by John Ferguson

Much breezier on Monday but once again no racing. While most members were keen to watch, Andrew and James gave a faultless demonstration of how it should be done.

Start of points series

posted 17 Jun 2018, 14:20 by John Ferguson

It was back to racing on the card at Perth SC this weekend but the wind proved rather patchy. So light on Saturday that a decision was made to give up on the idea and just have a sail. A little more on Sunday but even then it was up and down and at times hiding completely at the top mark. Two races were held and average laps allowed most boats to finish.

L plates no more

posted 10 Jun 2018, 13:25 by John Ferguson

Our 2018 RYA sailing course concluded this weekend with pleasant conditions on Saturday while Sunday began with very little wind for the trainees to demonstrate what had been learned. It did fill in after a while allowing three youngsters and five grown ups to collect their certificates seen here with club senior instructor Bob Watson. Well done all and many thanks to those who volunteered to instruct, sit in safety boats and serve up refreshments. A barbecue was held to mark the occasion afterwards.

Good sailing on the Tay

posted 26 May 2018, 14:59 by John Ferguson

More promising conditions on Saturday for our students. Lack of much wind last weekend made it difficult to learn much but a steadier breeze made a big difference.

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