First Wednesday talk: 2nd MarchRacing Cobles Regattas and the early RNYC Posted on 17th February 2016 by Ray McGinty This month we have a real treat in store. Our guest speaker, maritime historian and lifelong sailor Adrian Osler has prepared a talk on a type of sailing craft favoured by many during the early years of the Club. High performance sailing cobles, developed from the working craft of local pilots and fishermen, played a significant part in the newly formed Northumberland Sailing Club’s (NSC) racing activities during the late-Victorian/early Edwardian era. Correspondingly, the NSC’s first regattas owed much to the informal, competitive events previously organised by Northumberland’s various coastal communities. Might it be time to re-forge a link between that now forgotten past and the technologically dominated yachting present?