Yachts and Yachting
Port Edgar Marina is home to a large number of yachts and dinghies. The majority are privately owned and consist of yachts from 49 ft down to 15ft, a spread of dinghies, catamarans, and occasionally a tri-maran.
The pontoons are varied in length to accommodate all sizes of boat and are equipped with power points and freshwater supplies. The cleats are robust and provide secure mooring throughout the year if adequate mooring lines and fenders are used.
In addition to pontoons there is plenty of space around to accommodate boats that are taken ashore for the winter and a limited amount of under cover storage, with light and power, enabling considerable opportunity for winter refits.
Yachting opportunities can involve racing as well as cruising. Racing is run on Wednesday and Sundays by the PEYC. The club does encourage membership of crews that race and supplies all the organisation and administration. As well as entering your own yacht for races, one can also offer oneself for crewing with other regular racing crews. Race courses are varied and take place both East and West of the Marina and occasionally vessels are used for longer distance racing across to Norway, West Coast week, East Coast Week and “Around the Island” race during Cowes week.
Cruising is largely informal. Yachts sail from the Marina to provide crews with relaxing time on the water, to provide experience and to initiate newcomers to the fun of sailing. Those wanting to cruise on Thursday evening must give their name to the cruising organiser, currently Ian Cameron with contact details through PEYC.
Depth gauge at the drying berth is to be relocated and recalibrated to indicate depth at position of a yachts keel. A second drying berth is being considered to allow vessels with deeper keels to dry out.
For all sailors the weather station and CCTV are available to check on local conditions prior to leaving from home. Links are on the home page.