Update: RFYC 150th Anniversary Regatta 22-24 June

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE The Sailing Instructions for the 150th Anniversary Regatta are now available and can be downloaded from this Dropbox link. (If you don’t have a dropbox account, you might be asked to sign up for on, but you should be able to ignore this and view the documents anyway.) Four documents are […]

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Coronation Cup and Barbecue

Saturday 16thJune 2018 BBQ from approx. 5 ~ 7p.m. Watch the boats race over the finishing line within the harbour from around 6 p.m. Bar open noon til late.        All welcome!            Music from 7 p.m.

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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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Cruise in Company – Sunday 6th May 2018

The first C in C of the new season consisted of a leisurely sail to Inchkeith Harbour, via Blae Rock. The forecast had predicted a constant south westerly airstream (variable) but what we got for most of the day was entirely the opposite, with a light breeze from the north east. The forecasters were correct […]

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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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Opening Regatta and Practice Race

Members will have noted the change to lift in date to Monday 30th April but we still intend to run the planned practice race on Monday 23rd April  and/or the Opening Regatta on Saturday 28th April.

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Club Launch service

The club launch service will commence on Monday 16th April to facilitate club racing and members who will be lifting in prior to Monday 30th April.

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The Blog – October to December 2017

Sunday 31 December You will no doubt be aware that 2018 is the year of our Sesquicentennial, i.e the 150th anniversary of our coming into being.   It has the potential of being a great year for us and there are lots of events planned.  A page for the celebrations will appear on this site shortly. […]

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East Coast Charts available

John Spencely is having a clear out and is offering his old East Coast charts to anyone who would find them useful, in return for a £1 per chart donation to the club. The charts, of various vintages,  are upstairs in the club house, if you would like some of them please help yourself and […]

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Forth and Clyde Canal indefinite closure

Scottish Canals have announced that due to bridge defects the Forth and Clyde Canal is closed to transiting boats for an “indefinite period”.  Check out the Scottish Canals website for updates.

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Harbour team brave the elements…

After many delays, mainly due to high winds whenever the tide conditions were right, the work on lifting the old ground chain before laying the new ground chain has begun. It is planned that trots 6 and 8 will be done and hoped that two others can be finished before the start of the new […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. RFYC 150th / Edinburgh Regatta

    Sunday, June 24
  2. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Dragon Edinburgh Cup Starts – Torquay Run/Race/Row

    Saturday, June 30
  4. Summer cruise start

    Saturday, June 30 @ 2:30 pm
  5. Neilson Plate

    Saturday, June 30 @ 2:30 pm
  6. Summer Cruise start

    Sunday, July 1
  7. Evening Points Mid 3/6

    Wednesday, July 4 @ 7:00 pm
  8. Orkney Race Start

    Thursday, July 5
  9. Open sailing 1800

    Thursday, July 5 @ 6:00 pm
  10. Open Sailing

    Thursday, July 5 @ 6:00 pm