Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

How to join us

Thinking of joining?

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

Every other Thursday night during the summer season we run Open Sailing evenings which are a great opportunity for non-members to come along, try sailing and find out more about the club. See the events calendar or the facebook page for the date of the next event. Meet at 17.30 at the club and we’ll find you a space on a boat to go sailing. It would be great if you could contact us advance to let us know to expect you.

How to join

To join, please download the application form, complete it in accordance with the notes and send it to the club, together with the appropriate fee. Processing of applications normally takes less than two weeks.

Membership Application Form 2019 (MS Word File to download)

 Notes on application Jan 2018

General Rules Nov 2017

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

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.

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.

See the events calendar for lift in and lift out dates.

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Cadet training on the water 5

    Tuesday, August 20 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Late Evening Points 4/5

    Wednesday, August 21 @ 6:30 pm
  3. Open Sailing 6

    Thursday, August 22 @ 5:30 pm
  4. Late Evening Points 5/5

    Thursday, August 22 @ 6:30 pm
  5. One Design Weekend

    Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
  6. FCYC Bell Rock Race

    Saturday, August 24
  7. Cadet training on shore 5

    Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm
  8. FYC Yacht Regatta (Forth Series Div 2) 1

    Saturday, August 31
  9. Late Saturday Series 3 races 1

    Saturday, August 31 @ 2:30 pm
  10. FYC Yacht Regatta (Forth Series Div 2) 2

    Sunday, September 1

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