Forfar Sailing Club
Dates for Your Diary 2014
Training Weekend 31 May - 1 June 2014
￼The Club's first training weekend for new sailors went well. The wind on Saturday proved fickle and challenging for the newcomers to work out. However it allowed them to get through most of the classroom activity on the first day. On Sunday the wind was steadier, allowing the trainees to put into practice what had just been theory the day before. Two of the trainees were sailing happily around the Loch by themselves and recovering capsizes as the wind grew more challenging in the afternoon. The other trainees did well and are looking forward to coming back to the Club to hone their skills before going out by themselves. As always the Club is indebted to the volunteers who make these activities possible. The second and final training weekend for people new to sailing is the last weekend in June, some spaces are still available.
Sailing and Social Calendar
FSC offers support and encouragement to people of all levels, however there is a competitive element and ultimately it endears as a racing club. Most Sundays during the sailing season there are two races and most Tuesdays and Thursdays one race, each race lasting about 1hour depending on wind strength. Races are grouped in series with each usually completed over 6 or 7 days/evenings. Complete details of the club's 2013 racing, training and social events can be viewed in the club's sailing calendar or downloaded here.
The club has a mixed fleet, has both pursuit and average lap time racing using the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) system of handicapping. Details of the system can be found at the RYA site here  The yardstick numbers allow different classes of boats to be raced against each other: the aim is to cancel out the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each class of boats, and provide a common time that represents the skill of the crew.
Each class of boat is assigned a PY number, with fast boats having low numbers and slow ones high numbers - so, for example, in the case of two dinghies, a Laser has a UK PY of 1087 while a Solo has a PY of 1148 (these are the actual PY numbers for 2013, but note that adjustments are made each year).
Although there are many weather forecasting site on the Internet the XCWeather site provides a detailed forecast for Dundee riverside which seems to be the nearest weather station to Forfar.
Rules of Sailing
The official documentation describing the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing can be found here 
Club Photo and Video Gallery
Here is a selection of photos from various club activities and events including four slideshows of the clubs 2012 opening regatta.
You can also find a selection of videos from various club activities here
A collection of sailing photos from around the world can be viewed here.
This section lists the important club documents that can be viewed with Adobe Reader.
Slideshow and Videos
Training Session 1 Sunday 30 June 2013
Training Session 2 Sunday 30 June 2013
Training Session 3 Sunday 30 June 2013
Peter Tait sailing the club's Laser 4.7
Commodore's Report - 2012
Frostbite 1:2 Slideshow
Above is a slideshow of the Frostbite Series 1:2 held on Sunday 12 September 2010. Photo courtesy of Pixeland.co.uk
50th Anniversary Prize Giving
Founding members and new members at an historic club gathering.
Some of our most notable members