Fifers urged to set sail for a new hobby

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Fifers looking to take up a relaxing and rewarding new hobby are being encouraged to come along to the Kinghorn Radio Sailing Club.

Now into its third year of sailing at Kinghorn loch, the club’s sailing numbers have grown from slightly more than just one man and a boat in 2015, to a healthy 20 sailing members.

Members come from all over, including Stirling, Edinburgh, Broughty Ferry, and all corners of Fife to sail on the beautiful loch on Saturdays and Wednesday afternoons and challenge each other in friendly competition over a series of yacht races (normally 10 in an afternoon).

Sandy Mackay, club secretary, said: “Our members are very aware that they ply their sport in a wonderful setting, with a level, accessible, launch pier, good facilities, and a splendid cafe’ close to hand, and this contributes hugely to our progress.

“The yachts we sail are International One Metres (IOM’s) which are built to precise measurements of hull and sail, buoyancy and weight, and materials specification, thus creating a fleet of yachts of the same “class” but with sufficient latitude in hull shape and design to give the class an interesting variety in appearance.

“The sailors who race them come from all areas, not only dingy or large yacht sailing.

“Many have moved from other radio control disciplines such as airplane flying or car racing and from this background have come some notable champions of the sport.”

Anyone interested can call (01592) 652088 or pop along to Kinghorn Loch on Saturdays or Wednesday afternoons.