Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

Posts by HGS

2019 Sailing Calendar available

Download the newly released 2019 sailing calendar here, or from the sidebar. In the next couple of weeks the event calendar will be fully populated and the Boatmans’ Hours table filled in for the summer. Boatman Hours start Monday 15th April. Lift-in 18th April with backup the next day.

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Boat for Sale

Contessa 26, 1971, for sale £6900 1971 JEREMY ROGERS BUILT YANMAR 1GM 10hp INBOARD FURLEX WITH RECENT FURLING HEADSAIL SELF TAILING WINCHES NEW FORESTAY AND FOIL NEW BACKSTAYS  NEW CUSHIONS, SPIRIT STOVE AND JABSCO HEADS TEAK IN COCKPIT RECENT TOPSIDES REPAINT TENNAMAST GALVANISED CRADLE LYING : Ashore, ROYAL FORTH YACHT CLUB , GRANTON Email h.abraham (at) […]

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Wild Wednesday

Extreme weather from Storm Ali on Wednesday 19th September, with winds gusting over 70 knots at Inchcolm around midday. Unfortunately one of our members’ yacht capsized on its mooring in the bad weather.  

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September in the Clubhouse…

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Anniversary Club Clothing

We now have  the following items for sale which show the club logo with the anniversary dates underneath:~ Ladies Full Zip Fleece – £20 Ladies Hooded Soft Shell Jacket – £50 Ladies Short Sleeved Polo Shirt – £15 And Mens Full Zip Fleece – £22 Mens Short Sleeve Polo Shirt – £16 There are samples […]

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August in the Clubhouse

After race nibbles and food. Not just for racers! All members, and their families and friends, are welcome – non members to be signed in.

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Forth and Clyde Canal update

Scottish Canals announced in the winter that due to bridge defects the Forth and Clyde Canal is closed to transiting boats for an “indefinite period”.  The bridges have been got operational again and will be opened ONCE A MONTH. Transits need to be booked 48hrs ahead.

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Website migration

We moved the website to a new hosting service on Monday July 2nd. There will no doubt be a few teething problems, please give us a few hours to fix these! If there are still problems that you are aware of later in the week, we might not have spotted them; please feel free to […]

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150th Anniversary Regatta Results

The RFYC 150th Anniversary Regatta, sponsored by Urban Union, was held on a sun drenched midsummer weekend with near-perfect sailing conditions. Members of five yacht clubs participated, with two international-level competitors. Full results for the dayboat fleet are available here. Full results for the cruiser class are available here. The series results were: Fleet 1: […]

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Anniversary Parade of Sail

On Saturday 2 June, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations,  our Patron, HRH The Princes Royal, paid us a visit. On arrival at the Club she was received by welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Councillor Frank Ross, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost who presented the Commodore and the Vice Commodore […]

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Marine plastic pollution featured in John Muir Trust Journal

Excellent article in the Spring 2018 John Muir Trust Journal about Marine plastic pollution. A very large fraction of the plastic debris washed up on West Coast beaches is from marine industries – see image below. Please make sure we don’t make it any worse! And it’s a good idea to have a carrier bag […]

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Our Parade of Sail, 2nd June

From HM Naval Base Clyde’s Facebook Page: ONE OF the world’s oldest yacht clubs has marked its 150th anniversary with a visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on June 2. The Royal Forth Yacht Club was formed in 1868 by a group of 26 local gentlemen seeking to promote boating among the people […]

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An update for racers – this week’s news and events

Rusty Racers and Curry Night- Wednesday 25th April 7 for 7.30pm Stewart Robertson (2017 RS400 Scottish Champion and 2nd in Europeans!) has kindly offered to remind us about the racing rules and this is an ideal opportunity to invite all new or potential members along or anyone who wants to start or improve their racing. […]

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2018 Sailing Instructions and Calendar published

The 2018 Sailing Instructions, updated 2018 Sailing Calendar, and 2018 White Sail Allowance form are now available.  

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New Coast Guard VHF weather channels and timings

The Coast Guard radio channels for routine weather reports changed in October 2017. We have added a link to an information leaflet giving the new channels and times for all U.K. coastal sea areas at the bottom of the VHF Channels Page in the Navigation section of the website.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Lift In

    Thursday, April 18
  2. Lift In (Reserve Day)

    Friday, April 19
  3. RNLI Lifejacket Safety Check and CPR Training

    Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, May 4
  5. Scottish Squib Championships

    Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5
  6. Push the Boat Out (Open Day)

    Sunday, May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Helgoland Race arrives

    Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 14
  8. Edinburgh Regatta

    Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30
  9. Festival Series (1)

    Tuesday, August 6 @ 6:00 pm
  10. Festival Series (2)

    Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:00 pm

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