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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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2016 Prizewinners…

Photograph: Ken Dougall   Photograph: George Brown      

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Plastic – weapon of mass destruction for the marine environment

Many members will remember the excellent talk we had last year from Matt Barnes of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Matt made us acutely aware of the damage discarded plastic does to our marine life. Plastics can be eaten by marine life, often with fatal consequences. Plastic is found in the stomachs of Loggerhead Turtles, […]

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Acoustic Music Sessions – 1st Sunday of every month

The first Acoustic Music Session, on Sunday 6th November, was a great success, with 8 musicians turning up for a few hours of shared musical entertainment. As a beginning, this was pretty good (some current well-known sessions have started with fewer!) and there was a general request to make this a regular monthly, and therefore […]

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RNLI Fish Supper Evening Friday 14th October 2016

A hugely successful evening, well supported by members and guests.  The fish and chip suppers were supplied by Franco’s at Raeburn Place, the RNLI brought along a pop up shop, there was a raffle and the evening ended with music and a sing. £2.50 of each supper (or £95 total) was donated by Franco’s, a […]

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Dragon Crews re-union party, Sunday Aug 28th

Scottish Dragon Crews Re-Union Party – Sunday 28th August, 7.30pm. Royal Forth Yacht Club, Middle Pier, Granton Harbour, EH5 1HF “I am inviting you on behalf of the Forth Dragon Fleet to a party which is to celebrate the long history that we have with Dragon sailing in Scotland. The Royal Forth Yacht Club is […]

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Edinburgh Gin Regatta Hospitality Boat

PRESS PLACES AVAILABLE ON HOSPITALITY BOAT What: EDINBURGH GIN REGATTA 2016 Who: Royal Forth and Forth Corinthian Yacht Clubs When: 16th-17th July 2016 Where: On the Firth of Forth, off Granton and Silverknowes, Edinburgh We are providing a luxurious hospitality boat, in the form of Midnight Caller, a Puget Sound 34, for members of the […]

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More success for our racers

Richard Leask’s crew were photographed in Kestra competing in the Edinburgh Cup at Abersoch, coming a creditable 21st overall out of 35 competitors in a week of strong winds and big waves. Richard, Willie and Nevin all visible but wet! She is also the red boat (GBR 489) in the middle of this photo of a group […]

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Poimandres – new life for old friend

Coming home from Orkney via Whitehills Marina in late June 2016, we saw an absolutely stunning Hunter 707 on a trailer by the harbour. Her name is Poimandres, and some of our members will remember that she is one of the 707s the club owned for a while. By pure chance, I met her new owner […]

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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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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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The club is a hotbed of innovation, constantly striving to improve service to our members…

This is Peter Hall’s patented dredger, Mark 3. It has a chain dangling in the mud, which is driven by the fan to agitate the silt. Peter has high hopes for it. If it works, perhaps he can liaise with Ian Lindsay to produce a bigger version (utilising blades from Ian’s wind farms).     […]

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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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Great results for RFYC Young racers

Congratulations to Jamie Calder, Clementine Thompson and Lewis Smith for fantastic performances in Laser Radials at the RYA Youth Nationals this week. Jamie won overall and Lewis placed Eighth (of over 50 entries) in the Radial Boys class. Clementine achieved Second place in Radial Girls. Our young members make the rest of us feel very […]

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Council gives go ahead to Granton development

The Evening News reported yesterday that the Edinburgh Council Planning Committee has given a conditional go-ahead to the planned “Edinburgh Marina” development at Granton. See the website and full article.  (Note:  the full article injects some realism into the project.) Various other reports in the trade press include the following. PRS notes some of the planning […]

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