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Lift In 2016

Our lift in this year was and interesting exercise.  Despite only 27 Club boats, the dredger and one mast, we ran an exciting race with the tide (thanks primarily to a crane crew inexperienced in lifting boats – which won’t happen again). However we did do it without running into overtime, so despite fewer boats […]

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Commodore’s Helgoland Blog

Wednesday 3 June Most of the German boats have now departed.  Some of them very early this morning.  Carli and Maria gave them breakfast again and saw the last few off from the pontoons, having bonded with our visitors over the past few days.  It is good to  know that our visitors left with warm […]

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Cadet Kate Angier wins bronze at The Scottish Powerboat Championships.

Sixteen youngsters aged between 8 and 16 competed in gale force winds in the RYA Honda Rib Challenge on Saturday 6th June 2015. This event took place on Loch Winnoch in Renfrewshire and is the Royal Yachting Associations Scottish Powerboat Championships. The crowds saw spectacular action, as the youngsters competed not only against each other, […]

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Sailing Solo Around the Shetland Islands – Winner 2014 Log Competition

Geoffrey Bowler is a fairly new member but he entered the log competition this year with a log on his journey round the Shetlands and Orkney.  The log was full of detail and pictures and it was judged to be this year’s winner. In his epilogue to the journey Goffrey says: I have crewed and […]

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Granton Harbour Developments – an Update

Club members who managed to get along to the “consultation meeting” recently held by Granton Central Development will have seen all of the following in glorious technicolour.  For those of you who didn’t get along here are a few reports for you to see what it is all about.Photo from the Wardie Bay Facebook Page […]

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Police pull body from Forth at Granton Harbour

Yet again there was police activity at Granton Harbour (Friday 7 November 2014).  Six police cars, an ambulance and then the Coastguard and Rescue Service.  The police man blocking the access was cagey “There has been an incident”.  The activity seemed to be with a RIB inside the pontoons.  There was also a small helicopter […]

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Cruise in Company – Bridge Celebration Fireworks

Report by Patrick Angier.  Photos by Fiona Angier & Adrian Shield Saturday morning, 13 September, thought about the cruise up to Bridges – looked as if we would drift / motor up. The plan was to anchor to the West of the Rail Bridge have a party and watch the fireworks. And then sleep aboard […]

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Forth Road Bridge – Festival Flotilla

On Sunday 7 September, a large flotilla of 160 boats gathered below the railway bridge to take part in a parade of boats to celebrate 50 years of the Forth Road Bridge. There were about 9 boats from RFYC, at least one of which had spent the previous night at Port Edgar and with the […]

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Visit by HMS Archer

On Wednesday, HMS Archer came into Granton in order to put an Admiral and his wife ashore. The “visit” was by prior arrangement and particular concern was the depth of the approach, which was re-calibrated by John Spencely and communicated to the ship’s captain. HMS Archer (P264) is a P2000 Fast Patrol Boat for the […]

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Edinburgh Marina pontoons – at (very) low water

When the tides were down to 0.1m on chart datum (10 Sept 2014), it was an opportunity to see what had been achieved with the dredging by Shearwater round the pontoons.   Although there is still quite a mud bank at the end of the pontoon, it has been greatly reduced.   This should be cleared […]

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Edinburgh Regatta 2014

The regatta this year started in challenging conditions.  Sponsored again by Edinburgh Gin, some 23 boats took part and some exciting racing  ensued.  One boat capsized, though quickly recovered.  On Sunday the weather calmed off for the early races but the rain was a dampner on the proceedings Full report here soon, but in the […]

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Festival Series 2014

The end of July saw our annual Festival Series, an open event for keelboats and dinghys. Regrettably, there was a drop in the number of entries this year (is is the time of year or the weather or are there just too many events on the Forth?)  In fact there were no entries in the […]

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Payment Out of Hours to EML

The system for making payment for the use of the EML pontoon at Granton when the office or the bar of the RFYC is closed  is based on the use of a payment envelope.  A stock of the payment envelopes and receipt slips is in a container at the top of the ramp, and on […]

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Royal Forth Cadets win Gold and Bronze at RYA Honda Rib Challenge Scottish Final

On Saturday 7th June TWO Royal Forth Yacht Club girls competed in The RYA Honda Rib Challenge Scottish Finals through at Castle Semple near Paisley.  (Report and photos from Ken Dougall) Robyn Dougall (aged 16) won the Gold medal on the senior group thus retaining her Scottish Powerboat Champion title, and Kate Angier (aged 11) […]

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Jamie Calder Wins UK Championship

Jamie has won the UK Youth National Championships in the Laser Radial class. The event took place in Weymouth from 12 – 18 April and is for sailors under the age of nineteen. There were 106 Laser Radials in Jamie’s fleet.  At fifteen Jamie is the youngest Radial sailor to win this prestigious event and […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Anstruther Muster

    Saturday, July 20
  2. Mid Saturday Series 2 races 1

    Saturday, July 20 @ 3:30 pm
  3. Mid Evening Points 4/5

    Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Open Sailing 4

    Thursday, July 25 @ 5:30 pm
  5. Mid Evening Points 5/5

    Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm
  6. West Highland Week starts

    Friday, July 26
  7. Friday White Sail 7 SC

    Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm
  8. Neilson Plate

    Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am
  9. Burntisland Sailing Club Regatta (Forth Series Div 2)

    Sunday, July 28
  10. Mid Saturday Series 2 races 2

    Saturday, August 3 @ 3:00 pm

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