How to join us

Please do contact us if you have any questions or would be interested in joining the Club.

To join, please download the application form from the link below, complete it in accordance with the notes, and send it to the club, together with the appropriate fee. Early processing of applications will be arranged as a matter of course and normally takes less than two weeks.

Membership Application Form Jan 2018 (MS Word File to download)

 Notes on application Jan 2018

General Rules Nov 2017

Please ensure that you include your phone number so that any queries can be swiftly resolved.

Membership gives access to all of the sailing and social activities in the club, as well as the option of applying for a fully serviced mooring in Granton Harbour, with water taxi service.

For boat owners:

Once you’ve joined, we can finalise arrangements for your boat.

Mooring and yard storage

Drying swinging moorings are available in the east harbour.

There is a waiting list for moorings in the West Harbour (which doesn’t dry out), and boats that were in the west harbour the previous year are given priority for these.

2017 summer prices for moorings, use of the club’s pillar crane, and yard storage are given on the relevant forms:

Summer 2017 Mooring and Club Crane form

Summer 2017 Yard Storage form

Members also get preferential rates for using the pontoon on the east side of the pier to the north of the clubhouse. This pontoon is owned and managed by Edinburgh Marinas Ltd, an operating company jointly owned by RFYC and our neighbours, the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club.

Lift-in and lift-out arrangements

Dinghies, kayaks and small motor boats can be launched and recovered using the club’s slipway, free of charge provided the appropriate membership and yard storage dues have been paid.

Boats up to 5 Tonnes can, if their dimensions allow, use the club’s pillar crane. This can be hired for a single operation or with a season pass as set out in the Mooring and Club Crane form.

A 707 day racer on the club’s pillar crane. (Photo by H Sillitto)

Larger boats are hoisted in and out using a contract crane on designated lift-in and lift-out days. The contract crane cost is split between the owners of boats lifted in or out.

In 2017, lift-in is 24th April and lift-out is 18th October.

Masts must be removed prior to lift-out and when boats are stored in the yard. A mast hoist is attached to the pillar crane and may be used by members at no cost, subject to booking a time slot.

Moorings are available from lift-in to lift-out. It may be possible to access your mooring before lift-in by arrangement with the Mooring Secretary.

2018 Sailing Calendar

2018 Sailing calendar: click here


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 .

Live AIS and Charts

To see live AIS feed, click here
To see and explore Navionics digital charts, click here

Read the 2017 yearbook on line!

2017 Sailing Instructions

2017 Sailing Instructions: click here

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Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Talk – RNLI

    Friday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Lift-in

    Monday, April 16
  3. Push The Boat Out

    Sunday, May 13
  4. 150th anniversary Regatta

    Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
  5. Start of Orkney cruise

    Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm
  6. Lift-out

    Monday, October 22

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