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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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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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An update for racers – this week’s news and events

Rusty Racers and Curry Night- Wednesday 25th April 7 for 7.30pm Stewart Robertson (2017 RS400 Scottish Champion and 2nd in Europeans!) has kindly offered to remind us about the racing rules and this is an ideal opportunity to invite all new or potential members along or anyone who wants to start or improve their racing. […]

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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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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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“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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Upcoming Events

  1. Prizegiving

    Saturday, November 17
  2. AGM

    Thursday, November 22
  3. Wednesday 5th December – A West Coast Voyage – 2018 presented by Brian Roberston 7 for 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Christmas lunch

    Friday, December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Visitors from Port Edgar

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Winter Talk

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  7. Wednesday 9th January – Sailing Round Britain with Charles Walrow 7pm for 7:30pm

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  8. Burns Supper

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

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