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FCYC Annual Sail – Row – Run Event

FCYC Annual Sail – Row – Run Event. Saturday 27 May 1200-1900 BST Outside of EML Pontoon needs to be kept completely free over this period. Yachts, rowing skiffs and runners will be arriving and departing constantly over this period. You co-operation to help smooth running of event will be greatly appreciated. Unattended vessels on […]

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Lift in 2017 a birds eye view…

Thursday, April 27 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Whilst Lift In 2017 was postponed to Thursday 27th April because of adverse forecast on Monday 24th… It was a very successful day in the end. Huge THANK YOU to Ken Dougall for the following photographs, taken by his drone. Lift in as we’ve never seen […]

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2017 Sailing events now published on web site

The entire sailing calendar for 2017 is now published on the events listing on the web site. For racing events click here. For cruising events click here. For training events click here. For all events click here. The next 10 events are shown in the right-hand side bar on most pages.

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2016 Prizewinners…

Photograph: Ken Dougall   Photograph: George Brown      

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Awesome sailing in early October – Isle of May video

Who says East Coast sailing (at any rate Forth Estuary sailing) isn’t as good as anything you can do on the west coast? One of our boats, Contessa 32 Peak Flow, left it to the very end of the season to have a serious go at the Round the Island challenge. With lousy times round […]

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Sunday 14th August 2016 our 4th Cruise in company – more photographs added

Today Sunday 14th August 2016 our 4th Cruise in company was joined by 21 Young Sports Ambassadors and their Leaders, from the following High Schools around Edinburgh Castle Brae, Drummond, Firhill, Holy Rood, Portobello, Royal High, St. Thomas and Woodlands. We had the support of 10 Skippers and their boats plus Tom Wilson in Royal Forth as support […]

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Cruise in Company – Armada to Aberdour

Over a dozen boats crossed the Forth with 22 Young Sports Ambassadors aboard for a cruise to Aberdour. All the boats in the picture are from the club apart from the White Aberdour safety boat. Royal Forth, driven by Tom Wilson, was the mother ship and Olympian acted as safety boat and shepherd. A wonderful […]

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Cruise in Company Aberdour 31 July 2016

Thanks to Ken Dougall for this set of photos.    

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Cruise in Company – Sunday 19 June 2016

RFYC Cruise in Company No 2 – Sunday 19 June 2016 – a.k.a. Father’s Day A motley crew of matelots, and a couple of well groomed pedigreed pooches, gathered in the lounge to listen intently on the words of RFYC’s resident King Neptune (a.k.a. Patrick Angier, he of the “seaweed forecasts”). As the eleventh hour […]

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June BBQ and Royal Eastern Regatta

JUNE BBQ – was held on Saturday 4 June. Royal Eastern Regatta results here. Food available from 17:00. Bar open at least to 20:30. Feel free to bring guests. Hopefully many will be coming off the water following either the Royal Eastern Regatta or an enjoyable cruise on the Forth. Boatman’s hours are 11:00 to […]

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Thursday evening open cruise – all welcome

Our next Thursday Evening Open Cruising is on Thursday June 9. The normal process is to meet at 18:00 at the Club and we will allocate crews to boats and plan where we wish to go. Weather on the day may of course be a factor. The plans is to send out an email on […]

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New wifi router in club house

There is a new wifi router in the clubhouse. Connection details are beside the terminal in the bar.

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2016 Summer Season Club Hours now on website

Club Hours – boatman, bar, office and clubhouse – along with HW and Sunset times are now on the website for the whole summer. They can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of most pages, and on the menu under “Information/Boatman’s, clubhouse, bar and office hours“.

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2016 Sailing Calendar published

The sailing calendar is the definitive reference for the club’s summer activities. It lists all races, cruises, tidal information and Boatman’s hours for every day of the summer season. To download click here or see the widget on the right hand side of each page, and the downloads page.

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Sailing Checklists added to website

Several sailing checklists have been added to the “Downloads” section of the website. This is an experimental feature to see if they are of use to members. If you have your own and would like to add these, please email them to Sandra. Currently the checklists are the following. Checklists (trial feature) Safety Briefing Checklist […]

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