Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

Centenary of an extraordinary event on the Forth happening on Wednesday 21 November

Wednesday 21 November 2018 is the centenary of an extraordinary event on the Forth. Just over a week after the Armistice, the German High Seas Fleet surrendered to the Royal Navy. There were about 440 warships  (370 of these were Royal Navy and Allies) in the Forth! This was the only time the Royal Navy […]

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Crow’s Nest reports July to September 2018

Friday 28 September Quite busy down at the harbour today.  The Bosun, together with four stalwart volunteers was laying a replacement mooring trot.  Not an easy task laying a long length of heavy chain with a number of risers spread along it.  It required the moorings launch, one of the regular launches and the chain […]

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Crow’s Nest View Jan to June 2018

Saturday 30 June It was a lovely sailing day on Thursday and we had another go at the Seasons Challenge, this time to round Inchcolm.  With a north easterly we had a brisk fine reach up to Inchcolm and a run down Mortimer’s Deep.  Rounding the west side of Inchcolm picking up the wind again […]

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Lift Out 2018

The crowds (sorry) members gathered on a dry but, blustery Monday morning at 8am (well most of them did) for lift out. It was going to be a busy day and working to a tight schedule as high water was just after 1400hrs and there were a couple of large boats requiring to be lifted […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 23rd September 2018

This was the final C in C of the 2018 season and, with a favourable forecast of sunshine and a westerly breeze, it was hopefully going to be an enjoyable day. On a bright sunny day with a rising tide there is nothing nicer to do than go on a leisurely sail to Aberdour and […]

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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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Have your say on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels

  Members of the boating community are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions. The public consultation launches tomorrow 1 August and runs for 8 weeks until the 26 September. The […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 2nd September 2018

The penultimate C in C of 2018 found us looking for somewhere to go across a split tide. With a reasonable day forecast, but with the wind predicted from SSW, we opted for a short cruise along the coast to Portobello. This is an often overlooked destination but it has much to offer because it […]

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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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CG66 Scheme Becomes RYA Safe Trx

The long standing voluntary Coast Guard Identification Scheme, CG66, for yachts is being replaced over the next two years by the RYA Safe Trx  system, which runs on an app. The detailed information is on a web page which is unfortunately not recognised as safe by some web browsers so it is attached as an […]

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Anniversary Cruise in Company to Inverness, July 2018

The fleet arrived safely at Inverness Marina on Friday 6th July. The story of the trip there is below. By Tuesday 10th, Drifter was at Lagan Locks. Tidecatcher was at Banavie, at the top of Neptune’s Staircase, planning to descend the flight of seven locks on Thursday afternoon and head out to Loch Linnhe on […]

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Mid Evening Points 2/5

    Wednesday, June 26 @ 7:15 pm
  2. Long weekend Cruise in Company start

    Thursday, June 27
  3. Edinburgh Regatta

    Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30
  4. FCYC/RFYC Edinburgh Regatta (Forth Series Div 1&2) 1

    Saturday, June 29
  5. FCYC/RFYC Edinburgh Regatta (Forth Series Div 1&2) 2

    Sunday, June 30
  6. Long weekend Cruise in Company planned return

    Tuesday, July 2
  7. Open Sailing 3

    Thursday, July 4 @ 5:30 pm
  8. Friday White Sail 5 SC

    Friday, July 5 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Mid Saturday Points 2 races

    Saturday, July 6 @ 4:00 pm
  10. Mid Evening Points 3/5

    Wednesday, July 10 @ 7:30 pm

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