Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton

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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The Blog – October to December 2017

Sunday 31 December You will no doubt be aware that 2018 is the year of our Sesquicentennial, i.e the 150th anniversary of our coming into being.   It has the potential of being a great year for us and there are lots of events planned.  A page for the celebrations will appear on this site shortly. […]

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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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This is our 150th Anniversary Year!

For details of everything we are doing to mark the occasion, see our 150th Anniversary page.

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Commodore’s Blog – 1 July to 30 September 2017

Sunday 24 September The Harbour team are still busy with yard enhancements, currently re-pointing the old railway wall and dredging the EML pontoons.  There is still racing going on into the Autumn and lift out is looming so it is time to get in the last couple of weeks sailing and plan for mast lifting. […]

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Commodore’s Blog – 1 Feb to 30 June 2017

Thursday 29 June We are all fed up with the constant news reports about Brexit.  But how many of us have thought about what Brexit means to us sailors. I attend on the Club’s behalf a Cross Party Group at the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism.  The impact of leaving the EU […]

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Port Edgar Sailing Courses 4 for 3 offer to clubs

 Book 3 places on any of our standard courses and receive the 4th place free, customers do not have to attend on the same course date but must be on the same booking to receive the deal. Further details of Course dates and costs can be found on our website  www.portedgarwatersports.com Please call us on 0131 319 […]

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Marina Development Consultation Thurs 19 Oct

Granton Central Development Ltd, are planning to submit an application for a marine licence to the Scottish Ministers, through Marine Scotland:LOT in respect of proposed marine licensable works relative to the Marina development at Granton Harbour.   A public consultation event will take place at Granton Youth Centre, 3-11 West Granton Road, Edinburgh between 14.30 and […]

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Navigational hazards in our cruising grounds

David Penny provided two photos that he took the last time he flew out of Edinburgh – one shows the rocks etc which go to make up the main Oxcars reef; the other shows the Meadulse rocks around Aberdour and Inchcolm. These may be of interest to fellow members to help them ‘visualise’ these well […]

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Port Edgar Shorebased Courses

Please find below dates for the Shorebased Courses available from Port Edgar Watersports over the winter.   RYA DAYSKIPPER THEORY   – £279  A comprehensive introduction to cruising, this course is ideal for inexperienced skippers that require the knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. The course will also cover a basic introduction to night cruising […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. PEYC Yacht and DBSC Dinghy Regattas

    Sunday, September 23
  2. Royal Eastern Regatta/Late Sat series 5,6,7

    Saturday, September 29 @ 3:30 pm
  3. Autumn Series 1,2

    Saturday, October 6 @ 11:00 am
  4. Dinghy Racing

    Sunday, October 7 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Autumn Series 3,4

    Saturday, October 13 @ 3:30 pm
  6. Autumn Series 5,6

    Saturday, October 20 @ 11:00 am
  7. Lift Out

    Monday, October 22
  8. Autumn Series 7,8

    Saturday, October 27 @ 3:00 pm
  9. Fancy Dress Firework Disco

    Sunday, November 4
  10. Winter Talk

    Wednesday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm

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