Club News

For regular topical updates about what’s going on in and around the club, see Commodore’s Blog, all posts, all events.

“Child” pages under this page in the menu are:

  • Social events – listing of upcoming “social events”
  • The Social Scene – general information, future plans and reports of recent social events
  • All posts – all posts, newest at the top, ten per page
  • Previous stories and reports – an eclectic mix of stories about club activities and points of interest going back through 2014-2013

Summer 2016

New this year, in response to popular demand, we are offering a seven days a week boatman service. Previously the boatman service did not operate on Mondays. With the increasing number of members who are retired or able to work flexible hours, this had to change! Now you can sail from your mooring every day of the summer season, and if you get back late on  a Sunday evening and leave your boat on the pontoon, you can put her back on the mooring on Monday and only need to pay one night’s pontoon fee.

Opening hours for all club services (boatman, office, bar, clubhouse open, as well as high tide times) are listed in the table at the bottom of most pages on the website. The same information is listed on its own page here.

Coffee & Tea are available as usual in the Lounge, prices as displayed on notice (coffee £1 per mug – tea £1 per pot – biscuits 30p)

Members can eat packed lunches in the Lounge but should not use any equipment in the kitchen.

Wet Gear, Workclothes and Boots are not permitted in the Lounge – thank you.


Beware of items in the yard – further thefts – update

This is a message to members to be vigilant and careful with expensive equipment.

A member’s outboard motor has been stolen off his boat in the yard.  It is advised that all outboards, whether on your boat or in the shed are securely locked up against removal.

This is a reminder to do what you can to lock up or remove  anything which is not securely fixed down.

A Marine Safety Alert has been issued regarding the Security of Moorings.

This is a timely reminder to us all to check our pennants throughout the season.  Forth Ports reported a recent incident – where a yacht broke adrift from it’s mooring on the Forth and grounded on Oxcars. This vessel drifted unmanned from its mooring position towards Oxcars via the main shipping channel, causing a navigation hazard to river users during transit.  See the poster in the club or you can see it here: Marine Safety Alert 01- Security of Moorings

NEW – A Range of  Clothing Now Available branded with RFYC  insignia

Finally, an excuse to buy some new clothes, the new Royal Forth  Collection is finally available!  You are no longer limited to the Club clothing that we have in stock.  There is now a huge range available from “Superlogo”, which is upstairs in the Sports Warehouse, Coburg Street, Leith.   For £3.00 per garment you can have any of the Club insignia embroidered.   For full details see: RFYC Superlogo notice

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Read the 2016 yearbook on line!

Club Yearbook 2016

2016 Sailing Calendar

2016 Sailing calendar: click here

2016 Sailing Instructions

2016 Sailing Instructions: click here

Wind and Tide

For current wind at Braefoot Bay and Ichcolm Island, click here.

For current tidal height and wind for Leith: click here.

To download 2017 tide tables, courtesy of Forth Ports Ltd: click here .