For the first of the 2019/2020 Winter Talks, Stuart Moffat and Thomas Barbour from the UK Border Force attended RFYC on Wednesday 16th October, 2019 to discuss recent work done by the agency and to introduce members to Project Kraken, a joint law enforcement operation tackling maritime border crime around over 11,000 miles of British […]
Read this if you’re preparing to lift your boat out of the water for the Winter months…
Some of our races had to be rescheduled this season, so here are the new dates:
On Saturday 21st September, 2019 the one-week-old two-person crew of newly un-renamed H-Boat “Hopscotch” (aka: “Blocks“) set out to join in the Late Saturday Series 3 Races. Hoping only to gain experience, this adventurous duo gained far more experience than they hoped or wished for. But both survived and lived to tell the tale. If […]
Although lift-out is fast approaching, we have plenty of social events planned to keep you busy in the autumn months. Check out this handy summary below, and go to the events calendar for full details.
Louise’s blog starts today! Leaving behind the sunny shores of Granton for seven nights on board a yacht in Marbella, Louise will be crewing for a Yachtmaster prep week and exam. Keep up with the latest sun-filled posts here.
Registration is open for the One Design Regatta. You can download a registration form from the event page here: http://www.rfyc.org/event/one-design-weekend/.
Open Sailing is your opportunity to try out sailing with the Royal Forth Yacht Club. Non-members are very welcome to join us. Sign up on the event page here. Please arrive at the club with warm, ideally waterproof and windproof clothing (we are having a Scottish summer!), at 17:30 on Thursday 8th August. You will be […]
With seven boats in three fleets, the fourth mid evening points race yesterday evening had a good turnout. Our recent addition to the Squib fleet, Cascade, joined the racing, with a great performance. Here are just a few of the photos taken from the committee boat: Conditions were much better than expected, as the predicted […]
Sunday 21st July 2019 With a reasonable day forecast (albeit with no predicted wind whatsoever) members and guests gathered in the clubhouse at 09:30 hrs to discuss proposals for this latest Cruise in Company. We were pleased on this occasion to have the ‘C in C’ over a rising tide, so options for the day […]
We welcomed seven new sailors to the Club on Thursday 4th July, who experienced a fantastic cruise around the Forth, while it was gusting 25 knots. Solveig made attempts to reach the bar before Tidecatcher, but ultimately decided not to get the new crew too wet! Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos.
In a change to the normal format of the ‘Cruise in Company’ events, the third ‘C in C’ of the 2019 season was to be a 3 day event. This event had been publicised well in advance and notes of interest had been received from several skippers. Six boats ultimately participated in the weekend:- Tidecatcher(Brian Robertson, Danny Coupar & David Scott), Solveig(Neil Moffat, […]
The Edinburgh Regatta is taking place this Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June. There are 3 races planned on Saturday and 2 on Sunday for Fleet 1 and for the Cruiser class there is a passage race planned for each day. Entries are due by Friday 28th June to allow the race organisers to plan class […]
Our first arrival from Helgoland nearly surprised us as they took less than 40 hours and completed around 420 miles in that time but the trackers proved really useful in predicting arrival times. After the mark at Helgoland it was all done on one tack! The Easterly breeze held for all the fleet although rough […]
The second C in C of the 2019 season was, once again, to be held over a falling tide so the group assembled in the clubhouse at 10am to discuss possible options for the day. With a F3/4 south westerly forecast for the day, with possible light showers, a cruise up river (against the tide) […]