Membership

Admission of Members

The club welcomes applications from anyone who sails or who would like to sail on the Forth. Most of our members live within a few miles of the clubhouse. Prospective members are invited to complete an application form (link below). After this has been displayed in the clubhouse for a month, the candidate is interviewed formally by a Flag Officer and the application is considered by the FCYC Council which meets on the first Monday of every month. There is no waiting list for membership although the availability of moorings is something which must be discussed with the harbour secretary.

 

FCYC Membership Form

Membership Fees

Subscriptions for 2018 to 2019
Category Cost
Ordinary Full Membership (Age 26 to 64) £75
Senior Membership (Age 65 + after 2 years full membership) £40
Household Membership (spouse or partner and up to 2 children) £95
Sailing Associate Membership £40
Junior Membership (Age 18 to 25) £40
Cadet – up to age 17 £10

Club Colours

flagThe Club burgee is a dark blue background with a red Lion Rampant on a gold shield. Club dress is Club tie, white shirt, navy blazer and grey trousers. Casual club clothing, ties, sweatshirts, polo shirts, burgees, cap badges etc, can be ordered from “Superlogo” in Leith or at www.superlogo.co.uk. Forth Corinthian Yacht Club badges can also be added to garments.

Newsletter, Website and Internet Noticeboard

The Club newsletter, Fairwind, is produced several times a year. Contributions and notices from members are welcomed.

Moorings

The club has swinging moorings leased through the EML ltd in the East and West harbours. Th club provides sinkers, ground and riser chain along with junks, mooring and pick up buoys. The moorings are maintained by the membership under the guidance of the Club Harbour Committee using the club workboat.

Boats requiring heavier sinkers and ground chain other than the club’s standard must make their own arrangements for procuring, laying and inspecting the sinker and chain. The Club will allocate the mooring space and agree the scope of the mooring chain.

Moorings are allocated annually by the Harbour Committee and applications must be made through the Harbour Secretary. Allocated moorings are not transferable.
Members are responsible at all times for the inspection, maintenance and security of their own moorings. Members should seek the advice of the Harbour Committee on mooring matters and only carry out work on their mooring with an experienced member. Inspection of moorings and the use of the workboat must be coordinated with the Harbour Committee.

For further information about charges and terms and conditions, see The Edinburgh Marina page.

Insurance

It is a condition that members who keep a vessel on either a mooring in Granton harbour or in the club’s yard must have a minimum of £2,000,000 third party liability insurance in force.

Harbour Ferry Service

The FCYC Committee boats, Dumbo and Wee Dumbo, can be used as a Ferry for members around the harbour on payment of £30 per boat. Application should be made to the Harbour Secretary who will also arrange for instruction in the correct use of Dumbos.