Royal Forth Yacht Club
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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 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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Dates for your diary

Dinner and wine “paired”  Saturday 2 March Boat Jumble  Saturday 9 March Lift In                              Thursday 18 April (Reserve day Friday 19 April) Opening regatta              Saturday 4 May Push the Boat Out           Sunday 19 May Helgoland Race arrives     Between Wednesday 12 and Thursday 14 June Edinburgh Regatta           Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June Festival Series                 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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