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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

Cadet season starts on the water

On Tuesday this week, the Cadets got their on the water season underway. We have 23 very enthusiastic cadets enrolled in cadet training this season. Every Tuesday evening, Cadets enjoy either on the shore training to learn theory/knots/boat techniques or they go out sailing (tide permitting). The cadets are supported by parent helpers and our lead instructor, Fiona Drennan. The Cadets sail in a range of club boats that include Toppers, RS Feva, Laser 2000s More »

Published 08:04 on 7 May 2021

Sailing season launch event

The Royal Forth sailing season launch event "Rusty Sailors" starts this Thursday at 7.30pm! Please join us online (on Zoom) for an interactive look at the season ahead, the key changes from previous years,and a refresher on how to be a Race Officer and how you can volunteer to help support the event or get out crewing. We hope club members will be able to join us. An email will be sent out during the More »

Published 22:00 on 27 Apr 2021

Successful Lift In

Yesterday marked the official start to the season with lift in. A large number of boats were lifted in, aided by boat owners and fellow club members. The weather was kind and the day passed without a hitch. A huge amount of credit and thanks goes to the harbour team for a superbly run exercise on the day, not to mention the significant amount of pre-work servicing and laying moorings, planning the event and making More »

Published 21:51 on 27 Apr 2021

Boats for sale!

Check out our new 'for sale' page here: More »

Published 18:03 on 23 Mar 2021

Mooring and Yard preparation progresses well

A huge amount of work has been undertaken by the harbour team of volunteers to get preparations underway for the upcoming lift in on Monday 26th April. A massive thanks goes to them. As you may or not be aware, all our RFYC moorings are fully serviced each year, providing you with the comfort that they are fit for purpose for your boat ahead of the season. This involves checking each mooring and replacing More »

Published 11:12 on 18 Mar 2021

Upcoming events

May 9

CANCELLED- PEYC Bosun's Locker…

HW >2.5m: 10:05-17:35
May 9

10:30 - Cruise in Company meet 10:30

HW >2.5m: 10:05-17:35
May 11

19:00 - Cadets training on the shore

HW >2.5m: 11:20-18:40
May 15

707 Kip Regatta

HW >2.5m: 13:40-21:10
May 16

707 Kip Regatta

HW >2.5m: 14:15-21:55

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