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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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New RYA Search Facility for training

The following has been received from the RYA We are pleased to announce that our long-awaited new web search is now live on the RYA website. There are two strands to this new search: Where’s My Nearest is for people searching for an RYA organisation including training centres, clubs, ICC test centres, Active Marinas, Sailability […]

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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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Crew Wanted Inverness to Edinburgh

Alastair Wight is planning to bring his boat back from the West Coast to Granton, and is looking to recruit one or two crew to assist in bringing it  down from the Inverness end of the Caledonian Canal  sometime around the end of this month.  This is a journey of some 200 miles, and (weather […]

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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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Cruise in Company 3 August 2014

The weather forecast for this event included severe weather warnings for very heavy showers.  However, the day turned out bright and sunny, though with quite a lot of cloud.  At the briefing in the club room for a briefing and the decision was taken to go to Inchkeith and anchor in the harbour.  The cruise […]

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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 Eastern Regatta – 12 July 2014

The annual Royal Eastern Regatta took place on Saturday 12July with a very disappointing turn out.  The weather did not look great and the winds were expected to be light and it is holiday time, but even so!       There were two fast boats, the Dragons Kismet and Kestra and one slow boat, […]

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West Cup – 7 June 2014

Robin Brownlie and David McKay were race officers on the day of the West Cup on the 7th June ’14.  The gallery below shows some photographs that David took on his phone. The photographs have been reduced in size.  If any of the owners of the boats featured wish the original sized file, please do […]

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Rocks and Heuristic Traps

On our last cruise in company we went for a very pleasant sail across to Inchcolm Island, anchored in the bay had a pleasant lunch and then we set off for an informal stern chase up Mortimers deep and back to the harbour. We had a bit of a nerve wracking few minutes, when one […]

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707 Nationals Week -Club Dinner & Prizegiving

On Saturday 21 June, at the end of a fiercely  competitive and strangely sunny week of racing, the 707 crews and Club members came together for a celebratory dinner and prizegiving at the Ghillie Dhu. After a welcome drink at  the start: and a good meal, the Master of Ceremonies, Patrick Carnie, waited to get […]

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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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