Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

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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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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 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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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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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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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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This is our 150th Anniversary Year!

For details of everything we are doing to mark the occasion, see our 150th Anniversary page.

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Navigational hazards in our cruising grounds

David Penny provided two photos that he took the last time he flew out of Edinburgh – one shows the rocks etc which go to make up the main Oxcars reef; the other shows the Meadulse rocks around Aberdour and Inchcolm. These may be of interest to fellow members to help them ‘visualise’ these well […]

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Cruise in company – Sunday 17th Sept 2017

Cruise in Company – Sunday 17th September 2017 A sizeable group of members and guests gathered at the clubhouse on Sunday 17th September for the last of this season’s Cruise in Company events. Light winds from the north were predicted but (not surprisingly) didn’t materialise and, in fact, the fleet enjoyed a cracking sail back […]

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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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