Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

VHF Channels

This is the information we currently have about use of VHF channels in the Forth Estuary area. (This is based on the best information we have been able to find but we cannot guarantee it is complete and up to date.)

Emergency and Coastguard Ch: 16

Forth and Tay Navigation Service Ch: 71 (Please listen out on this frequency when in main shipping channel)

Forth Pilots (& pilot cutter) Ch: 72

RFYC race management Ch: 37 -(N1 – M1)

RFYC club house listens out on Ch: 37-(N1 – M1)

Recommended channel for yacht-to-yacht communication Ch: 37-(N1 – M1)

Leith Harbour Ch: 12

Grangemouth Harbour Masters Ch: 14

Port Edgar Marina Ch: 80

Dunbar Harbour Ch: 6/12

Anstruther Harbour Ch: 11

Methil Harbour: Ch 14

For a full listing of UK coastal VHF channels: click here

The marine VHF weather report channels changed in September 2017. Click here to see the new channels and times.

The MCA Maritime Safety Information broadcasts, giving local inshore forecasts, are now on VHF channels 62, 63 and 64. In our local area, the channels are:

Craigkelly (the huge mast behind Burntisland) – Ch 63

Fife Ness – Ch 62

St Abbs Head – Ch 64.

VHF and Navtex coverage maps, and a summary of GMDSS procedures for small boats, are shown on this MCA leaflet on the RYA website.

Upcoming Events

  1. RNLI Lifejacket Safety Check and CPR Training

    Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. PEYC Bosun’s Locker Trophy (Forth Series Div 1&2)

    Sunday, April 28
  3. Cadet registration date and equipment check

    Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30 pm
  4. Opening Regatta

    Saturday, May 4
  5. Scottish Squib Championships

    Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5
  6. Opening Regatta/Squib Scottish

    Saturday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm
  7. Squib Scottish Championship

    Sunday, May 5
  8. Cadet training on the water 1

    Tuesday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
  9. Early Evening Points 1/6

    Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:00 pm
  10. Early Evening Points 2/6

    Thursday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm

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