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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.


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 all tide 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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Upcoming Events

  1. RNLI Lifejacket Clinic

    Saturday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Practice Points

    Monday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
  3. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Rusty Racers rules night and social

    Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Winter talk – Moorings and Racing Marks

    Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
  6. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm
  7. Lift-In

    Monday, April 30
  8. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Evening Points Early 1/8

    Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm
  10. PEYC Bosun’s Locker (Forth series Div 1&2)

    Sunday, May 6

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