Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

Posts in category Cruising

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 2018 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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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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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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“Cruising Raft-up” – Scottish Boat Show – Kip Marina, 15 Oct

Tickets now available for the Cruising Raft Up on Sunday the 15th of October at Scotland’s Boat Show. RYA Scotland Cruising and General Purposes Committee will host two Cruising Raft Up sessions on Sunday the 15th of October (one in morning and same programme again in the afternoon) in the Chartroom at Kip Marina, Inverkip […]

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New member seeking crew

New club member Keith Bennett is interested in hearing from prospective crew members. Keith has cruised Inspiration, a 1993 Moody Halberdier ketch, for the past 4 years following her purchase and subsequent upgrading in Plymouth.  She has cruised the Scottish West coast and a little farther afield for the past 3 years and over-wintered in […]

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Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

Several yachts from the RFYC joined a fleet of over 50 yachts and other craft to celebrate the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing. The event was followed by a hog roast at Port Edgar, and a drizzly motor sail home to Granton. A good time was had by all. Here are a few photos […]

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Winter 2017-18 berthing on EML pontoon

The Edinburgh Marina Ltd INVITATION TO OVER-WINTER ON THE PONTOON 2017/2018 September 2017 FCYC and RFYC boat owners and non members (preference being given to members) are invited to apply for a berth on the pontoons for the winter season – from Saturday 15 October 2017 until Saturday 8 April 2018. Club members may stay […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. One Design Weekend

    Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
  2. FCYC Bell Rock Race

    Saturday, August 24
  3. Cadet training on shore 5

    Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm
  4. FYC Yacht Regatta (Forth Series Div 2) 1

    Saturday, August 31
  5. Late Saturday Series 3 races 1

    Saturday, August 31 @ 2:30 pm
  6. FYC Yacht Regatta (Forth Series Div 2) 2

    Sunday, September 1
  7. Cadet training on the water 6

    Tuesday, September 3 @ 6:30 pm
  8. PEYC Regatta (Forth Series Div 1) 1

    Saturday, September 7
  9. Single Handed Race

    Saturday, September 7 @ 11:00 am
  10. PEYC Regatta (Forth Series Div 1) 2

    Sunday, September 8

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