This year we again invited our neighbours at Forth Corinthians to join us in the Festival Series. The yachts' declarations to enter were slow in coming in this year, but on the two days of the event, we had a great entry of 12 boats in each of two classes and three more cruisers-in-company sailing on the Friday. Thursday brought a wind dithering between the west
Published 15:58 on 30 Aug 2023
Our final Open Sailing event of the season took place last night in, for what has seemed to be the norm this season, "blustery" conditions. With South Westerlies of 15knts gusting 24knts and overcast skies threatening rain, our guests were treated to an exciting evenings sailing. Many of the six boats that took part last night chose to opt for a heavily reefed sail plan and headed out NW towards Inchmickery before turning
Published 09:10 on 27 Aug 2023
With Westerly winds ranging from 16 to 24 knots and slight to moderate sea state, our guests last night were treated to a little bit of excitement for our penultimate Open Sailing event. With most boats opting to reef, our fleet made their way across to the deep water channel before turning round and heading back to harbour. Some boats took a course further Westwards to take a look at Inchmickery before returning.
Published 12:44 on 9 Aug 2023
All ROYAL FORTH Cruisers are invited to join in THE FESTIVAL SERIES 2023. This is the second Season of this new venture and is back due to popular demand. The two day event with racing on each evening will be tailored towards encouraging cruiser boats to take part. When? On the evenings of Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August 2023
Published 09:59 on 4 Aug 2023
The first special club event 'Race 'n' Sail' took place on Saturday 29 July, with a very respectable turnout of members and friends; racers and cruisers alike. A full report of the event can be found in our Cruise in Company section of the website, including a gallery of images submitted by those who attended the event.
Published 15:36 on 31 Jul 2023
Our most recent Open Sailing event took place on Tuesday (25 th July) resulting with 15 guests being taken out by our intrepid skippers for a short taster sail on the Forth. Once again, the forecast of high winds and the threat of rain did not deter our intrepid skippers as they took to the water for what was to be a very enjoyable sail. All boats decided to adopt a cautious
Published 09:28 on 26 Jul 2023
Dear RFYC Member, We plan to hold the Club Cruise and Race on Saturday 29th July this year, heading for Aberdour. We will all arrive at Aberdour around the same time, some folks racing round a course and others cruising across to Fife. We would expect to be back in Granton at around 15:00hrs. Whether you sail or motor, cruise or race or both, have a boat or not, are a new
Published 15:27 on 21 Jul 2023
Open Sailing @ RFYC Tuesday 11 th July 2023 Again, we were blessed by the weather Gods! Last night's Open Sailing event turned out to be a most enjoyable couple of hours spent on the water for those taking part. The weather predictions in the lead up to the event were looking quite grim with Westerly gusts of up to 25knts and heavy rain forecast. However, the evening turned
Published 10:02 on 12 Jul 2023
We were so lucky last night (Tuesday) to get a break in the poor weather conditions to allow us to take our guests out on the water. Throughout the day, heavy showers and lack of wind threatened this event to be cancelled. However, once again, these conditions did not deter our skippers from turning out to offer their services and take to the water for what turned out to be a most enjoyable sail.
Published 14:25 on 28 Jun 2023
As well as hosting the VX One National Championships last weekend, RFYC also ran the annual Edinburgh Regatta jointly with the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club. A total of 35 yachts entered the combined events with visitors from Fisherrow and Port Edgar YC for the Edinburgh Regatta and from Ireland and the north of England for the VX One Nationals. The event was a success both on and off the water with 8 races
Published 14:53 on 23 Jun 2023
Tuesday saw the second of our Open Sailing evenings take place at RFYC. We had a very impressive representation of members turning out to take to the water with our guests. In a very unusual turn of events, we managed to have almost as many boats as we had guests on the evening. This may have been due to poor weather conditions that were experienced just a few hours prior to the event
Published 11:36 on 22 Jun 2023
A great time was had by all this weekend at the VX One Nationals. It was great racing, and an excellent team effort on the water and behind the scenes. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and raced. Impressive work all round! For us at Royal Forth, we saw a very encouraging size of fleet on the water and another visiting yacht class having enjoyed a very worthwhile championship event at the Club. Thanks
Published 08:43 on 22 Jun 2023