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BURNSIDE MEMORIAL ANNUAL AWARD

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One of the original, founding members and first secretary of Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, Alastair Burnside, together with his wife Beattie played a major part in the club’s inception in 1972 until his untimely death in 2009. Alastair was a consummate volunteer from prior to 15th April 1972, when the club was officially opened until 2009.

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Alastair served the club in many ways. Early in its history he was elected Commodore. He held many committee posts and latterly was a hard worker in Rescue Officer and Bosun positions. He was a tireless worker and contributed much to the Tuesday club. He was the task master and the link with the main committee.

His personality lent itself to that of explorer and information seeker. He focused on minimum cost solutions and was a relentless problem solver. He constantly was found constructing trailers and trolleys for Rescue boats, club dinghies, cruisers and any other trailer requirement! He loved to cruise and he was a competitive racer as well. Starting off with an Enterprise and Mirror 16, moving on to Fireballs, an E-Boat and then his cruiser — a 28 foot Colvic in which he often popped over to Europe.

He was a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and a RYA Senior Instructor and was very keen to promote the sport.

 

As a Shipmate and a Clubmate, he was always the first to bite his tongue, or volunteer If it wasn’t to go up the mast, it would be to agree to carry out a task where there was a distinct lack of enthusiasm from everyone else.

Following a membership consultation in 2010 it was decided to celebrate his memory by presenting the Alastair Burnside Memorial Trophy. This will be awarded to the individual who :

has made a significant contribution in the field of voluntary assistance to DBSC

The club misses Alastair.

 

Nomination form 2015

Closing date for nominations is 15th October

DBSC 2014 / 2015 Winners

 

Event

Winner

Runner-Up

Winter
2014

Winter Series – Asymmetric

Chris Morgan

Phil Britton/

Harry McCulloch

Winter Series – Handicap

Kirsty Higgins

Richard Haydock

Sunday
Dinghy Racing – 2015

The Brass Monkey Trophy

Richard Bolton

Max Gabbott

Gavin MacKinnon/

Finlay MacKinnon

 

Earlybird Asymmetric

Gavin MacKinnon/

Finlay MacKinnon

Andrew Scott

Earlybird Handicap

Richard Haydock

Emma Brisley

Earlybird Novice

Andrew Homer

Alistair Higgins

 

Warm-up series Asymmetric

Ian Renilson

Dave Burnett/

Isobel Burnett

Warm-up series Handicap

Ian Baillie

Richard Haydock

Warm-up series Novice

Mike Atkinson

Neil Drummond

 

Summer series Asymmetric

Ian Renilson

Andrew Scott

Summer series Handicap

John Hilton

Ian Baillie

Summer series Novice

Conal Scott

Jenny Higgins

 

Autumn series Asymmetric

Dave Burnett/

Isobel Burnett

Chris Morgan

Autumn series Handicap

Alasdair Burnett

Ian Duncan

Autumn series Novice

Ian Duncan

Paul McInnes

Wednesday
Evening Dinghy Racing – 2015

First series Asymmetric

Keith Bedborough/

Laura Spacey

Ian Renilson

First series Handicap

Alastair Higgins

Gavin Homer

First series Novice

Alastair Higgins

Andrew Homer

 

Second series Asymmetric

Gavin MacKinnon/

Finlay MacKinnon

David Searle

Second series Handicap

Gavin Homer

Robin Smith

 

Third series Asymmetric

Keith Bedborough/

Laura Spacey

Chris Morgan

Third series Handicap

Ian Baillie

Robin Smith

Third series Novice

Ian Duncan

Andrew Homer

Other
Dinghy Races – 2015

Round St. David’s Pole

Ian Baillie

Gavin MacKinnon/

Finlay MacKinnon

Round Inchcolm

Cancelled

Bad weather

Three Bridges

Dave Burnett/

Isobel Burnett

Keith Cuthbert

Bart’s Bash

Gavin Homer

Bess Homer

Keelboat
Series and Races 2015

Keelboat First Series

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

Rodger Harvey-Jamieson
Seeaway

Keelboat Second Series

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

Rodger Harvey-Jamieson
Seeaway

Four Inches – Overall Winner

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

Four Inches – 1st DBSC boat

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

Gavin Adamson Memorial – Overall Winner

The Black Prince Terry Kirchin (Port Edgar
Yacht Club)

Gavin Adamson Memorial – 1st DBSC boat

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

1st DBSC boat in Forth Inshore Group (FIG) Series

David
Williams

Brief n’Counter

1st DBSC boat in Forth Yacht Championship

Rodger Harvey-Jamieson
Seeaway

1st DBSC boat in Port Edgar Yacht Club Autumn Seris

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Special
Prizes – 2015

Best Junior / Novice

TBC

Nominations please !

The Paddle – most races sailed

John Hilton – so far

The Bent Propeller – best disaster

TBC

Nominations please !

Burnside Memorial Trophy – contribution to the club

TBC

Nominations please !

 

 

DBSC Celebration of 2015 – Saturday 14th November – 7pm for 7:30 start

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Join us and celebrate the achievements of our sailors and volunteers in 2015
Tickets £10 under 18’s £5 – available from the bar
Tickets include a complimentary drink, buffet, disco and the awarding of prize

This event will recognise the achievements of our sailors and volunteers during 2015, at events organised by our own club and elsewhere. However first and foremost it is a social event and we would encourage all club members to come along.

Nearer the time we will post details of the winners of the various races and series organised by the club

Could anyone who took home a trophy (or trophies) last year please bring them back as soon as possible so that we can organise engraving for 2015. The shinier they are when you return them the more grateful I will be. They can be left on the shelf above the sliding door in the bar area where the paddle is currently sitting along with some other trophies.

If you have any nominations for the following awards please e-mail me:

  • The bent propeller (best disaster of 2015) – but make sure the victim has a good sense of humour!
  • Newcomer of the year
  • Burnside Memorial Trophy (For all-round contribution to the club)

Also if you are prepared to help out with organising the engraving of glasses and/or trophies I would be more than pleased to hear from you

All replies to richard_haydock@hotmail.com – or use the ‘rearcommodoresail’ e-mail link on the ‘management’ page of our website if you prefer.”

Best regards
Richard Haydock (RC Sail)

Club of the Year Nomination

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted again this year by RYA Scotland for their club of the year award.  This is testament to the many loyal volunteers of all ages who work tirelessly to support the club each year.  The winners will be announced at their annual Awards Dinner on 31 January, so fingers crossed.

HRH The Princess Royal awards boating’s unsung heroes

Our very own David Williams has been mingling with royalty recently.RYA Volunteer Award

Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards in London last week (Friday 21 November).

Some 47 winners were honoured for their exceptional generosity and dedication to boating at the awards ceremony and exclusive luncheon held at One Great George Street, Westminster, where they were presented with a commemorative medallion and certificate.

The RYA Volunteer Awards were divided into four categories: the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award.

The winners of the RYA Awards were Tony Saltonstall, Josie Gentry, Howard Nelson, Robert Russell (OBE) and David Williams, recognising their individual commitment and service to boating and to the RYA at a regional or national level.

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Dalgety Bay Sailing Club would like to congratulate David in receiving this award, David is not just a hero for RYA but is dedicated volunteer at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club over many years currently holding the position of Treasurer. He is a great asset for DBSC having someone of his experience and passion for sailing.

Port Edgar Water Sports – Updated Shore Based Courses

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Updated shorebased course information, which may be of interest to members.

A few spaces are left on the First Aid and Diesel Engine course in December.


RYA DAYSKIPPER THEORY –

WEEKEND COURSE START DATES – (run over 3 alternate weekends)

10TH JANUARY 2015   AND   28TH FEBRUARY 2015   COST £215


RYA YACHTMASTER COASTAL THEORY

WEEKEND COURSE START DATES – (run over 3 alternate weekends plus 1 extra Saturday)

17th JANUARY 2015   AND     7TH MARCH   COST £240


RYA MARINE RADIO COURSE START DATES

17TH JANUARY, 21ST FEBRUARY, 28TH MARCH

COST £165 (INCLUDES RYA EXAM FEE)


RYA FIRST AID COURSE

6TH DECEMBER, 11TH JANUARY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 22ND MARCH

COST – £85


RYA DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE COURSE

14TH DECEMBER, 24TH JANUARY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 29TH MARCH

COST – £79


MANY COURSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DO ONLINE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS WWW.PORTEDGARWATERSPORTS.COM

GIVE US A CALL IF YOU WISH TO BOOK OR REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.

Gift Vouchers are available. If you are looking for something to give your family and friends for Christmas that is a bit different, then why not opt for a voucher for a specific course or we can do it for any monetary value.
Karen Leslie
Office Manager
Email: karen@portedgarwatersports.com

Strathclyde Loch Sailing Clubs annual Christmas Regatta

Hi All – please be aware that Strathclyde Loch Sailing Clubs annual Christmas Regatta is coming up fast – This year we are having it on Sunday December 21st. We are planning for an ice free loch with fair and steady breeze providing ideal racing conditions.

Great prizes and refreshment will be available and we hope to see as many there as possible.

Bjorn – SLSC

Strathclyde Loch Christmas Regatta

Winter Dinghy Series

– The last 4 racing Saturdays of 2014 are coming up, with the last racing on December 13th
– Each Saturday there are 3 scheduled races, the first starting at 1300
– At the moment we are short of rescue volunteers and a race officer for one race. Please check Dutyman and if possible put your name down for one of the ‘volunteer required’ slots so can keep the racing going
– The tractor driving is all being done by one or two individuals who would greatly appreciate someone else stepping in to help.  Even if you can only help with the launching it would be a great help.
Thanks
Richard
Rear Commodore Sail
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