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Welcome

… to the Royal Forth Yacht Club

First Racing this Saturday, Opening Regatta. Bar open all afternoon and early evening, food (paninis etc) from late afternoon. See Event entry; more details to follow. 2016 Sailing Instructions should be available late on Thursday 5th.

Note that the Club is taking part in the RYA’s Push the Boat Out event.  Our event, to which all visitors to this site are invited, is on Saturday 21 May from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more details see the link on the top bar or click here: RYA PTBO

Minor changes to website on 3rd May 2016: “Navigation” section moved under the “Information” menu; “Joining In” page added under the “Welcome” menu.

Commodore’s Welcome – Sailing at the Royal Forth Yacht Club

Sailing is one of the best ways to get away from it all, leaving the grind of work behind and enjoying stimulating time on the water – whether that is the relaxation of cruising, pushing yourself physically in a race, or socialising with friends and family.  Sailing is now easier and cheaper to get into than ever.

For sailors based in Edinburgh, who want convenience and protected waters, Royal Forth Yacht Club offers sailing less than 15 minutes drive from the city centre.  The Forth estuary off Granton is almost exclusively used for sailing and boating, allowing us to offer a high standard of racing and cruising events.  Our purpose built clubhouse has showers, changing rooms, lounge and licensed bar with catering.  We organise friendly cruising together, and well managed racing events from casual evening races to national championships.  As an RYA recognised training school, with an active cadets section for younger members, we are keen to help you build skills and confidence.  Our boatman will get you to your swinging mooring in Granton harbour if you want to keep your boat here.  We have plans for a marina development to further improve convenience.  Our slip, winch and crane make it easy to launch and recover dinghies and boats up to 5 tonnes.

Adrian Shield, Commodore

Royal Forth Yacht Club enjoys a dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh castle and access straight on to open water, perfect for racing and cruising. Though mostly drying there is a wealth of scenic harbours for day sailing along the Fife coast.

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Members’ benefits include serviced moorings and ferry service, boat storage, a smart clubhouse with bar, meals and showers. There is a full racing programme for yachts and dinghies, plus training and social events. More information can be found on the pages of the website, using the drop down menus or “Search” facility. See the Cruising page if your interest is in sailing in bigger boats. Also check out our upcoming social events.

We welcome visiting yachts and visitors can lie alongside the pontoons, which allow 24-hour access.

Please do contact us if you have any questions or would be interested in joining the Club. Membership is from £160 for the first year with reductions for families, students and juniors. For full details see the How to Join Us page.

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VISITORS

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2016 Sailing Calendar

2016 Sailing calendar now published: click here

2016 Sailing Instructions

2016 Sailing Instructions now published: click here

Wind and Tide

For current wind at Braefoot Bay and Ichcolm Island, click here.

For current tidal height and wind for Leith: click here.

To download 2016 tide tables, courtesy of Forth Ports Ltd: click here .

Upcoming Events

  1. Opening Regatta/SatSeries123

    May 7 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Training On Water

    May 10 @ 6:30 pm
  3. Evening Points Early 1/7

    May 11 @ 7:00 pm
  4. RFYC Open Cruise 1800

    May 12 @ 6:00 pm
  5. Evening Points Early 2/7

    May 12 @ 7:00 pm
  6. Joint Friday White Sail 1/6

    May 13 @ 7:00 pm
  7. FCYC Bass Rock Race FIG Div 1&2

    May 14
  8. Neilson Plate/ Sat series 4

    May 14 @ 10:00 am
  9. Joint Passage Race 1/5 (Marsh&Surrey)

    May 15 @ 10:30 am
  10. RFYC Development Workshop

    May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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