North Berwick Beach Wheelchairs are seeking new volunteers to join their fantastic and highly successful charity.
A range of roles available to suit your time and availability.
An informal meet at the Beach Hut in North Berwick Harbour planned for Saturday the 16th March at 11am.
Members, particularly our 'more mature' members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Amcotts who died at the weekend aged 97.
Bill was a stalwart member of the Club for many years and was probably our oldest and longest serving member.
There is a photograph in the bar of Bill and others on a Greek Island sailing holiday in 1989, all resplendent in yellow ELYC sweat shirts.
Others may remember him as a regular around the harbour and Sail Loft Cafe, always seen in his trademark checked sports jacket.
Bill's funeral is at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh at 11am on 31 January, then at the cemetery in Drem at 1pm.
A true gentleman.
- Words by Alastair Macintyre
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, Law Road, North Berwick, on Friday, Januray 4 at 9.45am
Hard on the heels of ELYC being shortlisted in 5 categories for RYA Scotland awards, I am delighted to announce that we are a finalist and sole Scottish representative at ‘RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2019’.
The award presentation will take place at the RYA Dinghy Show on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
This is a public vote and voting is now open. Voting closes on 28th January, but please don’t wait, vote now.
Please also encourage all your family, friends and sailing contacts to vote for us.
You can vote by following the link below:
These awards are special to the Club as they represent all the hard work and hours of volunteering that so many of our members have put into our Club.
Numerous volunteers at East Lothian Yacht Club have been shortlisted for the RYA Scotland Annual Awards. The winners of which will be announced on 19th January 2019.
To make the shortlist is testimony to the amount of time and effort that these individuals have put into the various activities our club offers such as training, regatta & national championship management, race coaching and overall management of the club.
Well done to all! We look forward to the 19th of January when the winners will be announced. You can read more, here.
As we know, East Lothian Yacht Club is 90 years young this year. We have been busy behind the scenes trying to gather as many old photos as we can, so that we can share them at the upcoming Birthday Bash in November. And also keep them for prosperity on our website!
It would be great if members young and old could have a search through their albums and share any old photos they may have of yacht club memories!
If you happen to find any, please let us know by emailing webmaster at elyc dot org dot uk. Even better, you could scan them and email them to us at the same email address.
Push the Boat Out at East Lothian Yacht Club was a major success with a grand total of 266 participants taking the opportunity to get out on the water in keelboats, dinghies, kayaks and powerboats.
The event also saw 30 members join East Lothian Yacht Club as a result and we look forward to welcoming them into the fold!
East Lothian Yacht Club | 36-40 Victoria Road | The Harbour | North Berwick | East Lothian | EH39 4JL