Wayfarer Coastal Sail with Dundee Sailing Club

Wayfarers on Elie beach

Five sailing dinghies and a safety rib from Dundee Sailing Club along with 2 Elie club members, Roy Mclean  & David Chalmers set off from from Broughty Ferry down the Tay at 8.30 am on Sat 4th Aug 2018 to the pool buoy . Tide was full so we crossed through the pool to St Andrews bay, a wonderful site as we sailed through 200 hundred plus seals. We reached to Fife Ness where we re- grouped and had lunch hoving-to . As the wind had strengthened, we all put in our first reef.  The fun then began as we tacked down the Fife coast in a 20 knot southwestly reaching Elie 4.30pm. A lot of spray and tacking!
The boats were pulled up the beach, and we were greeted by our Commodore with hot tea/cake. Thank you Marilyn.  The Barbecue was lit and other Elie members joined us for a relaxing evening of banter/boat talk . Some tents were pitched around the clubhouse and others just bedded down on the clubhouse floor .

On Sunday, a 7am start with breakfast cooked on the barbecue . David Swift & Charles Drace-Frances joined us for
the return leg. A great run dowto Fife ness in a fresh south westerly, where we re-grouped and headed to the pool at Tentsmuir forest . The tide was low so we landed on Tentsmuir beach for a chat / seal watch while the pool re flooded . We beat up the Tay in gusty conditions arriving at Dundee Sailing Club 4pm

A great /fun weekend of sailing Hopefully we can make this a regular joint event with Dundee sailing club .

David S. Chalmers,

Spaces available – Wayfarer sailing from Dundee to Elie, Friday 3rd Aug-Sunday 5th Aug 2018

For all EESC Members, 

Spaces available to sail in wayfarer dinghies from Dundee Sailing Club to Elie from and return this weekend.
For further info please contact David Chalmers, Sailing Secretary stravithie@yahoo.co.uk

Also all members are welcome to come and have a drink with members of Dundee Sailing club on Sat 4th at 8pm at the Clubhouse.