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 Parade of Sail”  Saturday,  June 2nd. “It is hoped that members and boats past and present are able to take part.”  Our Patron, HRH the Princell Royal will take the salute from the deck of HMS Archer.

Anniversary Dinner – June 9th – at the Royal Scots Club

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

Anniversary Cruise in Company – a distance cruise starting on Sunday, July 1st

2018 Sailing Calendar

2018 Sailing calendar: click here

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

Read the 2017 yearbook on line!

2017 Sailing Instructions

2017 Sailing Instructions: click here

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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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