Learning curve

posted 21 May 2017, 16:11 by John Ferguson

The 2017 RYA dinghy sailing course got under way this weekend at Lairwell in rather wet conditions on Saturday. Sunday looked like it might be similar, only with less wind however by the time we had a lecture on points of sailing and did a rigging demonstration, a little breeze appeared from the south allowing the participants to get familiar with boat handling and tacking in particular, something we do a lot of at Perth SC. The club's new Quest dinghies seem to be proving a hit with instructors and trainees.

Sad news

posted 21 May 2017, 07:34 by John Ferguson

The club was saddened to hear of the deaths of two members this past week. Keith Fergie, who was club secretary a few years ago died on Tuesday after a short illness. Owner of PC Solutions many of us had occasion to use for technology troubles, Keith formerly sailed a 420 and Solo at the cluband was a powerboat instructor.
Duncan Smith, who was commodore in 1979 has also passed away last weekend. Like many of that era, Duncan came to us via the Mirror class with a range of sizes of daughters for crew to suit all wind strengths. He later sailed an Albacore for many years .
Our sympathy goes out to both their families and friends.

May Day sail

posted 1 May 2017, 15:52 by John Ferguson

After wild conditions on Sunday, sailing on Monday was a bit less stressful and Peter here seems to be enjoying himself.

Visit from Fife Sea Kayak Club

posted 22 Apr 2017, 15:02 by Perth Sailing Club

Fife Sea Kayak Club paddled up from Newburgh this afternoon with the tide to arrive at Perth Sailing Club at high tide for some tea, coffee and biscuits.  Eric reports roaring trade in the canteen.

Work Party Sunday from 12 noon

posted 31 Mar 2017, 05:50 by John Ferguson

Anyone who can help tidy around the club this Sunday please note this will start from mid day. Work is mainly tidying flotsam from the bank, demolishing the base of the old white shed, digging out tie downs where these have been filled with mud over the winter etc.

Sunny afternoon

posted 26 Mar 2017, 15:08 by John Ferguson

Another sunny afternoon on Sunday and the sea breeze came in with the tide tempting some of us afloat. First sailing boat to venture out was Bill Inches' Firefly to be soon joined by another six boats.

A great start to 2017 season

posted 25 Mar 2017, 16:19 by John Ferguson

Warm and sunny at the end of March. I hope that is a good omen for the season, but it made safety boat drills a very pleasant way to spend Saturday lunchtime while others prepared their boats.Hopefully more of the same tomorrow so come along if you are free.

Tay for two

posted 5 Mar 2017, 12:14 by John Ferguson

An early call on Sunday for the squad to lift out the second Diablo which has been taking shape over the winter. After a few pulls, both Peter and Jim got their engines running and it was off for a spin. Jim has now got himself a 15hp engine and it was driving the green boat nicely. Peter's 25hp engine was making a lot of noise but drawing a lot of air so not going as steadily on the turns. 

First voyage of the Diablo

posted 20 Feb 2017, 14:35 by Perth Sailing Club

Launch Day

posted 19 Feb 2017, 14:12 by John Ferguson

A small squad gathered at Lairwell this morning to help Jim Galloway get his new boat on the Tay for the first time. Jim and Peter Bevan have been building a pair of Diablo motorboats under the supervision of Eric Taylor. Over the space of three months, several sheets of plywood and a few tins of resin and paint have been transformed into this. The good news is it floated, didn't let in water and came back in one piece without tipping anyone out. 

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