The Harbour

The club has a substantial number of swinging moorings in the East Harbour.  They are not accessible at all states of the tide and a number dry out.  The boatman provides a ferry service when there is water.  In the West Harbour there are a limited number of swinging moorings; these are accessible at all states of the tide, however when the boatman is not running the ferry service members make their own arrangements to board their boats.

Beautiful evening light on the east harbour, Wednesday 10 June 2015 - photo by Hillary Sillitto

Beautiful evening light on the east harbour, Wednesday 10 June 2015 – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Mooring fees are based on boat length and include a range of services:

  • Pre positioned and maintained moorings (these are checked and updated annually)
  • Boatman ferry service Tuesday to Sunday  (subject to tide)
  • Unlimited use of the crane for lifting and maintaining masts

For details of fees please contact office.   See Contact us

The Yard

The club has a substantial yard space which is used in the summer for dinghy, day boat, trailer and limited amount of dry sailing storage. In winter the yard is used primarily for the laying up of club member’s boats. There is a mast rack, fresh water and power are available at strategic points.

The yard is locked and protected by barbed wire and CCTV. All members have keys but main gates keys are controlled.

There is a contract crane hired in the spring and autumn to lift out member yachts.  The costs are shared by the boat owners using this service and they are very modest.

Beside the clubhouse is the club pillar crane, maximum lift 5 tons, this can be used by members and visitors for a reasonable charge.  Hard Hats MUST be worn at all times by anybody using the crane.  These are provided in a basket just inside the yard.

Season tickets can be obtained, or single lift payments through the club office.  The club has a spreader beam and lifting strops suitable for a variety of vessels.

There is a mast lifter attached to the crane which is free of charge to members.  Hard Hats MUST also be worn when using the mast lifter.  

The pillar crane should be booked with the boatman, who controls the keys.  The boatman’s shed is on the Pharos pier, this is also his workshop where maintenance of race marks, moorings and the club’s two launches is undertaken.

The Clubhouse

RFYC’s comfortable clubhouse overlooks the East Harbour moorings and the Edinburgh Marina pontoons. The bar is richly decorated in yachting memorabilia including many historic paintings, photographs and half models. The facilities include showers, changing rooms, lounge bar and dinning. See the daily menu for full details. Members are encouraged to bring guests but they must be signed in to the club house by the Visitors Book in the lounge

Please note that the bar opening hours are seasonal; up to date bar hours are posted in the Downloads section.

RFYC Club Room

When the office is open (out of bar hours) Coffee, Tea and biscuits are normally available in the Club lounge from about 10.00 am each day on a ‘honesty box’ basis at a cost of £1.00 per mug of coffee or  pot of tea.  There is also a dispenser of cans of soft drinks at £1.

These facilities may be hired, by members, for private functions by prior arrangement with the “Club Administrator” Sandra Cameron. A minimum party of 12 is required.

2018 Sailing Calendar

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For visitor facilities: 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 2018 tide tables, courtesy of Forth Ports Ltd: click here .

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Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Talk – RNLI 700pm for 730pm

    Friday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Marine Conservation Society

    Thursday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Cadet training registration

    Tuesday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm
  4. RNLI Lifejacket Clinic

    Saturday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Practice Points

    Monday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
  6. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
  7. Winter talk – Moorings and Racing Marks

    Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
  8. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm
  9. Lift-In

    Monday, April 30
  10. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm

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