This year the EUSC yacht racing team is looking to build on the progress that was made last year to try to bring more success and become a more active member of the yacht racing scene, with more regular club organised training.
We race in Hunter 707s throughout the season, and last year we were lucky enough that the 2019/20 yacht racing captain, Murray Macdonald, secured the use of a 707 from the class association.
Crews will be chosen at the start of the academic year, at trials weekend, but these teams will be subject to change throughout the year depending on individual performance and crew cohesion. Anybody can come along to try out for the teams no matter their level of experience.
Alongside team training we aim to provide beginners weekends throughout the year, dependent on demand, to allow novices to gain experience and have fun on the water. Don’t worry if you don’t have much kit, all you’ll need is some warm clothes and a waterproof jacket and we’ll provide the rest.
The beginner weekends, training and selection will all be held at Port Edgar, just outside Edinburgh, between the Forth bridges.
Those wishing to take part in yachting to a high level will also be encouraged to apply for the RYA Scottish Keelboat Academy. This will provide a high level of training from top level coaches while also freeing up local boats to allow those just starting out to train closer to home! We would also advise anyone wishing to get a bit more experience or who wants to get out racing more to sign up for the Port Edgar Yacht Club crew matching service to take part in their weekly races.
For more information contact the Yacht Racing Captain Matt Brett at: firstname.lastname@example.org