150th Anniversary Parade of Sail – Saturday June 2nd. Members past and present took part in a sail past. Our Patron, HRH the Princess Royal, met members in the clubhouse and then took 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 arriving at Granton on the evening of Friday 22nd. Race results:
Anniversary Cruise in Company – a long distance cruise July 1st – 6th
What’s the story?
2018 was 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.
Lots of events were held over 2018 to celebrate the anniversary.
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.