Royal Forth Yacht Club
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Posts by HGS

One Design Regatta 18-19 Aug

We have issued the Notice of Race for the One Design Regatta which is now a 2 day event, Saturday 18th and  Sunday 19th August. A minimum of 3 one-design yachts can form a class so please get organised! There is a reduced entry fee of only £50 for yachts entering by 3rd August. Volunteers […]

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Forth and Clyde Canal update

Scottish Canals announced in the winter that due to bridge defects the Forth and Clyde Canal is closed to transiting boats for an “indefinite period”.  The bridges have been got operational again and will be opened ONCE A MONTH. Transits need to be booked 48hrs ahead.

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Website migration

We moved the website to a new hosting service on Monday July 2nd. There will no doubt be a few teething problems, please give us a few hours to fix these! If there are still problems that you are aware of later in the week, we might not have spotted them; please feel free to […]

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150th Anniversary Regatta Results

The RFYC 150th Anniversary Regatta, sponsored by Urban Union, was held on a sun drenched midsummer weekend with near-perfect sailing conditions. Members of five yacht clubs participated, with two international-level competitors. Full results for the dayboat fleet are available here. Full results for the cruiser class are available here. The series results were: Fleet 1: […]

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Anniversary Parade of Sail

On Saturday 2 June, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations,  our Patron, HRH The Princes Royal, paid us a visit. On arrival at the Club she was received by welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Councillor Frank Ross, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost who presented the Commodore and the Vice Commodore […]

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Marine plastic pollution featured in John Muir Trust Journal

Excellent article in the Spring 2018 John Muir Trust Journal about Marine plastic pollution. A very large fraction of the plastic debris washed up on West Coast beaches is from marine industries – see image below. Please make sure we don’t make it any worse! And it’s a good idea to have a carrier bag […]

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Our Parade of Sail, 2nd June

From HM Naval Base Clyde’s Facebook Page: ONE OF the world’s oldest yacht clubs has marked its 150th anniversary with a visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on June 2. The Royal Forth Yacht Club was formed in 1868 by a group of 26 local gentlemen seeking to promote boating among the people […]

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An update for racers – this week’s news and events

Rusty Racers and Curry Night- Wednesday 25th April 7 for 7.30pm Stewart Robertson (2017 RS400 Scottish Champion and 2nd in Europeans!) has kindly offered to remind us about the racing rules and this is an ideal opportunity to invite all new or potential members along or anyone who wants to start or improve their racing. […]

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2018 Sailing Instructions and Calendar published

The 2018 Sailing Instructions, updated 2018 Sailing Calendar, and 2018 White Sail Allowance form are now available.  

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New Coast Guard VHF weather channels and timings

The Coast Guard radio channels for routine weather reports changed in October 2017. We have added a link to an information leaflet giving the new channels and times for all U.K. coastal sea areas at the bottom of the VHF Channels Page in the Navigation section of the website.

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Opening Regatta and Practice Race

Members will have noted the change to lift in date to Monday 30th April but we still intend to run the planned practice race on Monday 23rd April  and/or the Opening Regatta on Saturday 28th April.

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Club Launch service

The club launch service will commence on Monday 16th April to facilitate club racing and members who will be lifting in prior to Monday 30th April.

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East Coast Charts available

John Spencely is having a clear out and is offering his old East Coast charts to anyone who would find them useful, in return for a £1 per chart donation to the club. The charts, of various vintages,  are upstairs in the club house, if you would like some of them please help yourself and […]

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Harbour team brave the elements…

After many delays, mainly due to high winds whenever the tide conditions were right, the work on lifting the old ground chain before laying the new ground chain has begun. It is planned that trots 6 and 8 will be done and hoped that two others can be finished before the start of the new […]

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Lift-in and Lift-out dates decided for 2018

The planned 2018 lift-in and lift-out dates are as follows: Lift In is on Monday 16 April and Lift Out is on Monday 22 October.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Open Sailing 1800

    Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Open Sailing

    Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Evening Points Mid 6/6

    Thursday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Mid Sat series 1,2

    Saturday, July 21 @ 10:30 am
  5. BSC Mazzoni & Costello (Forth Series Div1&2)

    Sunday, July 22
  6. Dinghy Racing

    Sunday, July 22 @ 11:00 am
  7. West Highland Week starts

    Saturday, July 28
  8. Crombie Cup

    Saturday, July 28 @ 2:00 pm
  9. JPR Marsh and Surry (FCYC)

    Sunday, July 29 @ 2:30 pm
  10. Evening Points Late 1/7

    Wednesday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm