Our cruising grounds

Royal Forth Yacht Club enjoys a dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh castle and access straight on to open water, perfect for cruising as well as racing .

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Granton Harbour opens out onto the middle of the Firth of Forth which is a wonderful cruising ground.  With the islands of Inchcolm, Inchkeith and Inchmickery within easy reach there is much more on offer than just cruising in open water.  A short sail to Inchcolm, anchor for a picnic in the shadow of the ruined Abbey and then round past the Haystack to run back home makes for a wonderful day out.

Though mostly drying there is a also a wealth of scenic harbours for day sailing along the Fife coast.  Aberdour is the closest and each year we try to have a cruise in company to this lovely little harbour.  Traveling further down river are the beautiful harbours of Elie, Pitenweem and Anstruther as well as  North Berwick on the south shore .

For the more ambitious there is the Isle of May and then St Andrews, Tayport and Montrose with a visit to the Bell Rock en route or alternatively headed south past the Bass Rock you get to Dunbar and then Eyemouth.

For a different view head up river and you get to the bridges and the small silted up harbours of the upper Forth.

The website of the FYCA (Forth Yacht Clubs’ Association) has a series of fascinating articles about places of interest around the Forth Estuary, and accounts of voyages and other adventures – click here to view.

These are truly wonderful cruising grounds and all within a day or two sailing.

2017 Sailing Calendar

2017 Sailing calendar: 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 .

VISITORS

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Club Yearbook 2016

2016 Sailing Instructions

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Upcoming Events

  1. Harbour Committee. Moorings: Info on how to use them effectively, efficiently and safely

    Thursday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Acoustic music session April 2017

    Sunday, April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Sailing Cmtee: Pre-season Racing Evening

    Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Push the Boat Out day 2017

    Sunday, May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Nordseewoche and Helgoland to Edinburgh race

    Monday, June 5 - Saturday, June 10
  6. East Coast Sailing Festival 2017

    Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4