PEYC Sailing Regatta

PEYC Sailing Regatta

This was a different and challenging event, which came from our clubs two Wednesday visits to Port Edgar. MCCC was approached by Keith Squires the PEYC (Post Edgar Yachting Club) OOD Coordinator to produce some images for their web site, to be taken from their committee and work boats.

Sailboat racing is an event that can be photographed from the shore / jetty, or shot from another boat. There is limited space available on the work boat and the committee (start) boat and finish boat. And sometimes they hold the races further up the Firth of Forth, which can eliminate any photography form the jetty. But for those that are interested a few spaces can be found during the two race days.

A long lens and a monopod come in very handy, and some spectacular shots can be taken of yachts rounding the marks under full sail and speed.

If any members are wanting to participate, a set of waterproofs are advisable, as the weather can change at any time. You will need to spend the day on the water in any of the boats as they do not come to shore between races. A packed lunch and something to drink is also a good idea to bring along, as well as an extra sweater as it tends to be colder out in a sea breeze than it is on shore.

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We hope to have more opportunities like this in the future.