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.

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 7 days a week, subject to tide times
  • Unlimited use of the crane for lifting and maintaining masts

For details of fees please contact office.

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.

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 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. As a condition of our license, all guests 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 shown in the table at the bottom of each page.

RFYC Club Room

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits are normally available in the Club lounge from on a ‘honesty box’ basis.

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.