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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
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Latest news

Scottish Iron Age logboat 'Dobhran' crosses the Forth, Sun 2 October

Granton's very own hand-carved 9-meter-long Scottish Iron Age logboat 'Dobhran' successfully crossed the Firth of Forth, from Granton Harbour to Blackness Bay, Kinghorn, on Sunday 2 October, under Force 4, 13-19 mph wind. The team comprised of members of the School of Ancient Crafts, Granton:Hub and the Forth Canoe Club. Tools onboard were a set of oars, elbow grease and a bucket. The original project had to extended by a few years, first More »

Published 13:24 on 4 Oct 2022

RESULTS: Queen Elizabeth Regatta (One Design), 17th Sept

Out of respect for our late Queen, a difficult decision was made to modify the RFYC's annual One Design Regatta for 707s, Dragons, H-Boats and Squibs to four races on Saturday 17th September (rather than the usual two days) and informally rename it the 'Queen Elizabeth Regatta'. This event incorporates the Scottish Dragon Championship, the Scottish and Northern Squib Championships and the H-Boat Nationals. This change resulted in a small number of cancellations, however More »

Published 16:18 on 23 Sep 2022

The Queen Elizabeth Regatta - formerly One Design 2022

RFYC are honoured to host the Queen Elizabeth Regatta (One Design) 2022 which will be taking place on Saturday 17th September , incorporating the: Scottish 707 Traveller Event; Scottish Dragon Championships; Scottish & Northern Squib Championships; & H-Boat Nationals We have re-named and tailored our event to commemorate the passing and to celebrate the life More »

Published 14:36 on 13 Sep 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II

The Club sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Granton Harbour has a history of royal connection from welcoming Queen Victoria aboard Britannia in the mid-19th century, bestowing the Royal affiliation upon the Club, the late Duke of Edinburgh participating in and winning the West Cup race to our current Patron, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. A letter of condolence has been sent to More »

Published 17:44 on 9 Sep 2022

The Festival Series, 18-19th August 2022

Last Thursday and Friday evenings (18th & 19th August 2022) saw the Festival Series held in Wardie Bay with a total of twenty five boats from both the Royal Forth and Forth Corinthians Yacht Clubs. It was great to see so many cruising boats take part, especially on Friday evening with its testing conditions. Congratulations to RFYC member Patrick Angier who won the Cruiser Class with his folkboat 'Border Maid' and to Derek More »

Published 13:26 on 1 Sep 2022

Upcoming events

Oct 8

13:00 - Autumn Series 1/4 (2 races)

Launch Start / Finish: 11:0 - 17:45; >2.5m Tide: 10:45-17:55; HW
Oct 10

Lift Out

Launch Start / Finish: 12:0 - 18:15; >2.5m Tide: 12:00-19:00;
Oct 11

Lift Out backup

Launch Start / Finish: 12:30 - 18:15; >2.5m Tide: 12:35-19:35; HW
Oct 15

15:30 - Autumn Series 2/4 (2 races)

Launch Start / Finish: 14:30 - 17:45; >2.5m Tide: 14:25-22:15; HW
Oct 22

12:00 - Autumn Series 3/4 (2 races)

Launch Start / Finish: 10:30 - 17:15; >2.5m Tide: 09:35-17:20; HW

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