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Allow us to welcome you to the Royal Forth Yacht Club

Welcome to the Royal Forth Yacht Club. We are an established water-sports club with over 150 years of history. The Club is based at Granton Harbour within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre and provides fast access to the beautiful sailing waters of the Firth of Forth, for day sailing or for ventures further afield.

A varied racing and cruising programme is offered for members’ participation and the Club has its own fully serviced moorings for members’ boats and a manned launch service to access them. Our extensive boatyard is available for secure boat storage and basic maintenance. There are several club boats for members to use, as well as providing the opportunity to crew for other boat owners.

Our onshore facilities include a welcoming clubhouse, function room and patio with licensed facilities and hospitality seating for up to 70 persons to accommodate the busy, varied social programme throughout the entire year.

Whether an experienced sailor or beginner, boat owner or just seeking the opportunity to get out on the water, please get in contact and we would be delighted to welcome you to the Club. For more information click here.

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Latest news

My goodness, you look stunning out there!

There have been some wonderful scenes on the water since the racing buoys were put in place on 9th July. The Saturday Series last weekend was the first outing for the new circle marks with Sunday's Crombie Cup proving the bigger test! Yesterday (Saturday 17th) our super sailing secretary and partner were out racing in gorgeous sunny and fast conditions. Do check our Sailing Calendar for 2021 on the website and ask members, More »

Published 16:26 on 18 Jul 2021

Ship Shape and Royal Forth Edinburgh Fashion!

The final four race marks have been launched today by our fabulous four harbour heroes: Piotr, Cathy, John and Joe. With our circle now complete we are all brushed up and ready for racing this weekend, including the Crombie Cup on Sunday 11th. Our members and staff have been working hard on a range of tasks to keep the harbour and yard happy and ready for activities, and we heartily thank them for all More »

Published 15:07 on 9 Jul 2021

Brand New Club Kitchen Complete!

The refurbishment of the Royal Forth Yacht Club kitchen is now stunningly complete after a tremendous effort by our House team under the leadership of Rear Commodore Will Davies. This will enable us to offer significantly more catering, ranging from after sailing food, Sunday lunches and catered events. Take a look out the calendar on our website as we all emerge from the pandemic and start to see each other again. As some of you More »

Published 18:38 on 8 Jul 2021

Sandra Cameron's retirement after 37 years officially commemorated

On Sunday 4th July, the club celebrated and commemorated Sandra Cameron's thirty-seven years of dedicated service to the Royal Forth Yacht Club. Sandra retired at the end of April after a long association with the club, running the office and a great deal more. Our brilliant team worked tirelessly to provide safe opportunity for a few members to say their thank yous and farewells. Many members donated generously to gifts of thanks. Our Commodore More »

Published 14:24 on 8 Jul 2021

Fame at last for our latest Commodore

Patience is a virtue, and aren't we all learning this lesson well. It's wonderful to finally complete a task that has been pending since the most recent election of a new Commodore to the club in November 2020. Finally his illustrious name is written in gold on our Commodore's Board in the stairwell. The eagle eyed among you will see that this is a three year reign and in difficult times. More »

Published 18:27 on 24 Jun 2021

Upcoming events

Jul 27

17:30 - Club Launch Cover

Jul 28

18:15 - Club Launch Cover

Jul 28

19:00 - Evening Mid 5

HW >2.5m: 14:55-22:05
Jul 29

19:00 - Evening Mid 6

HW >2.5m: 15:30-22:55
Jul 29

19:00 - Open sailing 5

HW >2.5m: 15:30-22:55

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