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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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END OF SEASON PRIZEGIVING PHOTOGRAPHS

 Annual Prizegiving Photographs On a cold November Saturday in the middle of November, some 50 or so members and their guests attended the annual prize giving. As usual there was a fine array of silverware on display to be presented to the winners of the racing events over the year, but also for a number of […]

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CROMBIE CUP / CADETS ACTIVITIES & BBQ SAT 12TH SEPTEMBER

ALL WELCOME… Crombie Cup – Keelboats Start 12:30 Cadets activities on water start 14:00h Lounge and bar will be open from 12 Midday Spectators welcome to view cadets from lounge, bar, tea, coffee and panini available. BBQ from 16:00h All members including Crombie Cup racers, Cadets, Parents and other family members welcome. As usual, we will […]

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Crew Exchange Survey – initial results and next steps

Thanks to all who have already completed the crew exchange survey. The survey is still open if you would like to add your opinions and requirements. Here is a quick summary of the results.  Number of responses  – 20 as of Sunday 9th Aug Ratio of skippers to crews: 26:10 (people were allowed to tick multiple […]

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Congratulations Cacciatore

707 Class Association results from 2015 Northerns: 1st Cacciatore 2nd Grand Day out 3rd Beaver hunter

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Helgoland Race to Edinburgh 2015

  The beautiful German racing yachts are due to set off on their race to Edinburgh on Monday 25th May and we will all be able to track their progress online.  We expect the first finishers from Wednesday 27th May and hope to have 20+  yachts on the pontoons. It creates a real buzz to have them […]

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Police pull body from Forth at Granton Harbour

Yet again there was police activity at Granton Harbour (Friday 7 November 2014).  Six police cars, an ambulance and then the Coastguard and Rescue Service.  The police man blocking the access was cagey “There has been an incident”.  The activity seemed to be with a RIB inside the pontoons.  There was also a small helicopter […]

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Royal Forth Cadets win Gold and Bronze at RYA Honda Rib Challenge Scottish Final

On Saturday 7th June TWO Royal Forth Yacht Club girls competed in The RYA Honda Rib Challenge Scottish Finals through at Castle Semple near Paisley.  (Report and photos from Ken Dougall) Robyn Dougall (aged 16) won the Gold medal on the senior group thus retaining her Scottish Powerboat Champion title, and Kate Angier (aged 11) […]

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Jamie Calder Wins UK Championship

Jamie has won the UK Youth National Championships in the Laser Radial class. The event took place in Weymouth from 12 – 18 April and is for sailors under the age of nineteen. There were 106 Laser Radials in Jamie’s fleet.  At fifteen Jamie is the youngest Radial sailor to win this prestigious event and […]

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Peak Flow sails for St Columba

Sorry, that should read St Columba’s Hospice. Peak Flow, with skipper John Spencely and 3 stalwart crew are sailing to Orkney in this year’s race and they are looking for sponsors to donate to St Columba’s Hospice. For full details and how to donate see Peak Flow Sponsorship flyer You can also donate using this […]

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The New RIB – “Olympian” – is officially launched

On Sunday 28 April 2013, our new RIB was offically named “OLYMPIAN” by Mrs Richard Mark Primrose and launched ready for the first races of the season.  Members will know that Olympian was purchased thanks to contributions, including some very generous ones,  from a large number of members.  The name derives from the fact that […]

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A Norse Odyssey

Jeanette Hardy (Wight) was an RFYC member for a number of years and was a regular racer on the Forth with her boat Hocus Pocus, before moving to Liverpool, where she still actively races in her Hunter Impala. In May 2011 Jeanette and her husband Dave left Liverpool in their 28ft. Hunter Impala on a […]

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Laying Up Time – a few hints

Laying up time The speed at which autumn arrives never fails to surprise. It’s not been one of the best summers on record and there have been some problems during the season. Now’s the time to look to putting the boat to bed for the winter, So here are a few hints and tips, apologies […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Royal Eastern Regatta/Late Sat series 5,6,7

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, October 22
  7. Autumn Series 7,8

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

    Sunday, November 4
  9. Winter Talk

    Wednesday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm
  10. Prizegiving

    Saturday, November 17

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