Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

One Design Regatta 18-19 Aug

We have issued the SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for the One Design Regatta which is a 2 day event, Saturday 18th and  Sunday 19th August, with registration on Friday (17th) evening. For general information, Notice of Race, Entry Form, and SAILING INSTRUCTIONS, go to the Calendar Entry. Many thanks Cathy

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Anniversary Club Clothing

We now have  the following items for sale which show the club logo with the anniversary dates underneath:~ Ladies Full Zip Fleece – £20 Ladies Hooded Soft Shell Jacket – £50 Ladies Short Sleeved Polo Shirt – £15 And Mens Full Zip Fleece – £22 Mens Short Sleeve Polo Shirt – £16 There are samples […]

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August in the Clubhouse

After race nibbles and food. Not just for racers! All members, and their families and friends, are welcome – non members to be signed in.

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CG66 Scheme Becomes RYA Safe Trx

The long standing voluntary Coast Guard Identification Scheme, CG66, for yachts is being replaced over the next two years by the RYA Safe Trx  system, which runs on an app. The detailed information is on a web page which is unfortunately not recognised as safe by some web browsers so it is attached as an […]

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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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Cruise in Company – Sunday 6th May 2018

The first C in C of the new season consisted of a leisurely sail to Inchkeith Harbour, via Blae Rock. The forecast had predicted a constant south westerly airstream (variable) but what we got for most of the day was entirely the opposite, with a light breeze from the north east. The forecasters were correct […]

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Cadet training on shore

    Tuesday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm
  2. FCYC Bell Rock Race start

    Thursday, August 23
  3. Late Sat series 1,2

    Saturday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm
  4. Dinghy Racing

    Sunday, August 26 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Cadet Training on the water

    Tuesday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm
  6. Evening Points Late 6/7

    Wednesday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm
  7. Evening Points Late 7/7

    Thursday, August 30 @ 6:30 pm
  8. Practice races

    Saturday, September 1 @ 4:30 pm
  9. PEYC Queen Margaret (Forth Series Div1&2)

    Sunday, September 2
  10. Cruise in company

    Sunday, September 2 @ 10:00 am