This year the EUSC yacht racing teams are looking to build on the progress that was made last year, with teams at BUCS yachting and various Scottish events.

We race in Hunter 707s throughout the season and we are lucky enough to have unlimited access to 2 boats at Port Edgar Yacht Club. Our main training session is on Wednesday evenings and includes the well attended club race. There are also sessions on Sundays aimed more at getting people involved and on the water.

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 Martin Cleary at: