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Cruise in Company Weekend – Friday 28 to Sunday 30th June 2019

In a change to the normal format of the ‘Cruise in Company’ events, the third ‘C in C’ of the 2019 season was to be a 3 day event. This event had been publicised well in advance and notes of interest had been received from several skippers. Six boats ultimately participated in the weekend:- Tidecatcher(Brian Robertson, Danny Coupar & David Scott), Solveig(Neil Moffat, […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 9th June 2019

The second C in C of the 2019 season was, once again, to be held over a falling tide so the group assembled in the clubhouse at 10am to discuss possible options for the day. With a F3/4 south westerly forecast for the day, with possible light showers, a cruise up river (against the tide) […]

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A Sail in Dubai

It was another beautiful day in Dubai as our taxi drew up at the DOSC (Dubai Offshore Sailing Club). (More on this later). We were meeting a friend of my daughter who was taking us for a sail in her Dufour 382. We left the marina at 1200 hours heading for a new small marina […]

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 12 May

This was the first C in C of the 2019 season. Although the forecast of showers and light variable winds was not particularly encouraging, we set off across the Forth hopeful that the day would be kind to us. As the cruise was over an ebb tide, and we were going to be out for […]

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Push The Boat Out – Sunday 19 May

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Sunday 19 May to try sailing with RFYC. Please fill in our feedback survey bit.ly/RFYCPTBO19. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our open sailing events on Thursday evenings during June, July and August.

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2019 Sailing Instructions Now Available

Click below to view or download 2019 Sailing Instructions, released by Sailing Committee, May 2 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Friday White Sail 6 C

    Friday, July 19 @ 6:45 pm
  2. Anstruther Muster

    Saturday, July 20
  3. Mid Saturday Series 2 races 1

    Saturday, July 20 @ 3:30 pm
  4. Mid Evening Points 4/5

    Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm
  5. Open Sailing 4

    Thursday, July 25 @ 5:30 pm
  6. Mid Evening Points 5/5

    Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm
  7. West Highland Week starts

    Friday, July 26
  8. Friday White Sail 7 SC

    Friday, July 26 @ 7:00 pm
  9. Neilson Plate

    Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am
  10. Burntisland Sailing Club Regatta (Forth Series Div 2)

    Sunday, July 28

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