The Hyde Sails 707 2020 National Championship have been postponed to 2021.
The Nationals in August in Edinburgh will be a blast – and if you have a day off you can always go to the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe.
We’re planning 4 days of excellent racing, 4 fun social events and more competition than you can imagine…the Fleet will be buzzing with enthusiasm and also be well-practiced by then.
As it is Festival time you need to get your accommodation booked early. However Port Edgar Marina has also offered camping and motorhome/van space on the marina site.
Dara, Eddie and the rest of the Nationals Committee are working hard on everything – those of you who haven’t organized such an event perhaps don’t appreciate what it takes. They’ve been on this since November..
Sponsors – We have so far attracted Hyde Sails as our main sponsor – and they have been very generous.
Hawk wind indicators (a great British product) have offered us some excellent products for the daily prizewinners.
English Braids (another great British product) have offered ropes and halyard sets – so no excuse for that tatty string you have been meaning to replace.
Additional sponsors are sought and we’re working hard on it.
Port Edgar Yacht Club may have moved into their new premises and will be keen to show us the best of what the Forth has to offer with their well-drilled Race Team.
Up to four races a day may be sailed over windward/leeward courses, ideally with spreader mark and two gate marks. Of course this may be altered depending on conditions.
Socials will depend on how many boats we get as every boat is another 5 people, so planning for 30 to 40 boats can mean venues may have to change………what a great problem for the Fleet to have to consider!
However, expect barbeques, pizza, real ale, dancing and culture…..
And free hats – probably..
Tents and campervans
Camping will be available at the Marina. There will be hook ups, and the marina has toilets and showers. We need to know numbers so confirm with the Coodinator asap please.
Possible alternative glamping at Dundas Castle tel:01313192039
- Parkhead House
- Hawes Inn (From Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Kidnapped) on the sea front by the rail bridge.
- Ravenous Beastie
Boats in the marina may be available as Accommodation. We are in discussions with Club members to see if they are happy to make their boats available for the period. There will be a charge but we don’t have details yet.