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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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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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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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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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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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“Cruising Raft-up” – Scottish Boat Show – Kip Marina, 15 Oct

Tickets now available for the Cruising Raft Up on Sunday the 15th of October at Scotland’s Boat Show. RYA Scotland Cruising and General Purposes Committee will host two Cruising Raft Up sessions on Sunday the 15th of October (one in morning and same programme again in the afternoon) in the Chartroom at Kip Marina, Inverkip […]

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New member seeking crew

New club member Keith Bennett is interested in hearing from prospective crew members. Keith has cruised Inspiration, a 1993 Moody Halberdier ketch, for the past 4 years following her purchase and subsequent upgrading in Plymouth.  She has cruised the Scottish West coast and a little farther afield for the past 3 years and over-wintered in […]

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Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

Several yachts from the RFYC joined a fleet of over 50 yachts and other craft to celebrate the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing. The event was followed by a hog roast at Port Edgar, and a drizzly motor sail home to Granton. A good time was had by all. Here are a few photos […]

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Winter 2017-18 berthing on EML pontoon

The Edinburgh Marina Ltd INVITATION TO OVER-WINTER ON THE PONTOON 2017/2018 September 2017 FCYC and RFYC boat owners and non members (preference being given to members) are invited to apply for a berth on the pontoons for the winter season – from Saturday 15 October 2017 until Saturday 8 April 2018. Club members may stay […]

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Helgoland race now started – Live race updates and Tracker

    Update Tuesday 15.11 bst Moana dismasted but crew all safe.  Returning to port.  Lead boat has done nearly 300 miles already is likely to arrive early tomorrow, Wednesday. Due to bad weather reports (50 knots due Tuesday (ish)) 14 boats have started and are now visible on the LIVE RACE TRACKER. We look forwards […]

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Anstruther Muster and Festival information…

Anstruther Muster and Festival information for members wanting to cruise there this weekend.   2017 is the 20th anniversary of the first Anstruther Muster, so we would like to extend a special invitation to all yotties and boaties to bring their their vessels and crew to the party   For its anniversary year we have […]

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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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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