St. Andrews Sailing Club – Nautical Quiz Night, 7:30pm, 7th December

St Andrews Sailing Club Presents
Vaguely and Loosely based….

Nautical Quiz Night: 2nd Time Lucky! Give in to peer pressure and test your nautical knotledge against the best!

Friday 7th December 7.30pm Start

At St Andrews Sailing Club
Team Players: Up to 5 per Team
Solo Players welcome too!
Official Club Teams, please register in advance!

Inter Club Team Trophy Up For Grabs

If you’re interested in participating as part of an EESC team, contact David Chalmers at

Entry £7pp includes Fish Supper
Galley Open for Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks & Snacks

Contact Kirsty MacLeod:

EESC Christmas Party – get your ticket

To all EESC Members:

Join us for some Christmas cheer at Elie Rowers Christmas Party on Saturday 8th December at the Clubhouse – this event is open to all Members & friends

Tickets will be on sale at the AGM on Friday 30th November, £12/person, under 16s free

We’ll have a festive buffet with mulled wine [byob for alternative tipples]

Alternatively, to get your ticket, you can click on the link and print the PDF : EESC Christmas Party Ticket

Admission payable to Helen Pryde. Please let us know if you’d like to come along, so we can keep track of numbers to cater for.


AGM – Postponed until Friday 30th November

Update: AGM now postponed until Friday 30th November at 7:00pm

Full details of the meeting and nomination process will be sent as soon as possible.



Dear Members

I write to inform you that it has been necessary to postpone the AGM.

There has been a challenge to the accuracy of the our list of paid up members. In order that we can ensure that all paid up members have the fullest information about the candidates and an opportunity to state their preference as to who will take the Club forward we will carry out a full audit of the register of members and have the definitive list agreed as quickly as possible.

The AGM will now take place on 30th November 2018 at 7pm in the Clubhouse. Information about the procedures will be sent in due course.

Many apologies for this inconvenience.

kind regards
Commodore EESC


Christmas party – Saturday 8th December

We’re going to organise a Christmas party to which everyone, adults and children are invited. The purpose is to have a good time and also to try and raise a few bob to buy cushions and other bits and bobs for the Skiff. We also need to raise some dosh for our ‘uniform’, particularly outer clothing, so there will be small charge for the event (to be determined). A small sub-group would be helpful particularly those interested in cooking. Donations of food from all will be very welcome. If anyone is able to source a Christmas tree for no cost which does not involve stealing one, that would be fab. Please can you note your interest and willingness to help with the organising, by contacting me at


Helen Pryde.

Elie Skiff at the V&A Opening


12 St Alyes coastal rowing skiffs from clubs in Fife ,Lothians and Tayside met at Wormit sailing club. The weather was sunny and warm with light southwest wind . We rowed up the Tay under the rail bridge against the tide. (Hugging the shore to keep out of the worst of the current)

We were told that passing trains would give a ‘hoot ‘ and they surprisingly did. We returned through the central spans of the bridge and make a course for Tayport passing under the road bridge. The tide made it a leisurely row ..

After the lighthouse it was a left turn over the Tay to the Royal Tay yacht club at Broughty ferry where coffee /cakes were gladly received. Minor repairs where carried out to the stoke oar and we were off  up the Tay to the V+A.

The wind freshened from the south west and rowing required a little more effort. Arriving at the V and A we saluted by raising our oars, a scary operation.

Back to Wormit sailing club where hot soup was waiting for us and more home baking.

10.5 miles of rowing . Well done to the Elie crew . We had good banter with the other crews.

Thank you to Wormit for hosting this event and ‘Broughty for providing a relaxing stop off point.

David S. Chalmers

Elie Harbour Crane-out, Saturday 6th October, 2018

The Crane-out of boats from Elie Harbour is on Saturday 6th October, expected to commence from 9:00am. (exact time to be confirmed)

To help the planning for this, can you please positively confirm if you will be making use of the crane to lift your boat on the day to

The anticipated cost is £30 for EESC members, £40 for non-members.

Remember that if you are making use of the crane to lift your boat, you will need to bring along proof of insurance cover on the day

EESC Skiff Naming Ceremony – Saturday 29th September

The naming ceremony for our skiff  “Archie” will be on Saturday 29th September at 5pm, and will be followed by a bring your own BBQ . I hope you will make the effort to attend. We plan to also invite Pittenweem Rowing Club, which has been a great help to us during our first year. The idea is we will row with them before the ceremony, if they would like to, and it may incorporate a not too serious race! Probably from 2.30 pm if the weather is good to us.  For more details on participation in rowing, please feel free to contact me.

Helen Pryde

Skiff Secretary

Earlsferry Passage Race 2018

Great turnout for the annual Earlsferry Passage

34 sailors in 9 boats sailed from Elie to North Berwick on 2nd Sept in varying conditions (light to fresh southerly wind).

We were greeted at North Berwick by members of East Lothian yacht club and offered as tradition pie, beans and a pint.

17 sailors from East Lothian yacht club in 6 boats sailed to Elie at the same time, and stopped for lunch at our club.

Thank you to all involved and hopefully everyone had fun!



David Chalmers.

EESC Sailing Secretary.

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,