Sailing is a popular sport, worth as much to the Scottish economy as golf. There are 25 yacht clubs along the Firth of Forth alone with people setting out in everything from dinghies to cruisers. There’s a regular programme of regattas, competitions and races between the clubs. The last one of 2012 was the Benromach Edinburgh Regatta which was held this weekend and is now claimed to be “The Forth’s Favourite” annual regatta. Over 40 boats took part in a mixture of sunshine and strong winds which tested all of the crews and Race Officers. The Caledonian Mercury was there to witness the occasion.