150TH ANNIVERSARY

You will no doubt be aware that 2018 is the year of our Sesquicentennial, i.e the 150th anniversary of our coming into being, although our predecessor club (the Royal Eastern Yacht Club) held its first regatta in 1836.

Initially the Club was founded as the Granton Sailing Club, but changed its name in 1872 to become the Forth Yacht Club.  Then in 1883, Queen Victoria grants permission to call the club Royal Forth Yacht Club and the Admiralty issued the warrant to fly a special ensign.  (See the history pages for a more extended history)

Therefore, 2018 has the potential for being a great year for us and there are lots of events planned.  This is the page for the celebrations and will be updated as information becomes available.

The year of our founding, 1868, was a very different environment to now which you can see in the associated post:  What was happening in 1868

Key events:

“150th Anniversary Sail Past” during early June, details to be announced. “It is hoped that members and boats past and present are able to take part.”

150th Anniversary Regatta: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018, with feeder races to arrive at Granton on the evening of Friday 22nd.

VISITORS

For visitor facilities: 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 2018 tide tables, courtesy of Forth Ports Ltd: click here .

Live AIS and Charts

To see live AIS feed, click here
To see and explore Navionics digital charts, click here

2017 Sailing Instructions

2017 Sailing Instructions: click here

2017 Sailing Calendar

2017 Sailing calendar: click here

Join us on Facebook!

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Read the 2017 yearbook on line!

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Upcoming Events

  1. Burns Night Ceilidh

    Friday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Lift-in

    Monday, April 16
  3. 150th anniversary Regatta

    Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
  4. Start of Orkney cruise

    Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Lift-out

    Monday, October 22