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 come down to the clubhouse on a Monday evening, talk informally to members and complete an application form. 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 2016 to 2017
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 the club. Tie pins and lapel badges are also available.

Newsletter, Website and Internet Noticeboard

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


The club has swinging moorings parallel to the East breakwater, off the south slipway and in the West Harbour. Standard sinkers that can be maintained using the workboat are provided by the Club to which members attach ground and riser chain and a mooring buoy provided by the Club. Any swivels, junks and pick up buoys are provided by the member.

Boats requiring heavier sinkers and ground chain other than the club’s standard 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 to the Harbour Secretary. Allocated moorings are not transferable.
Members are responsible at all times for the inspection, maintenance and security of their own moorings. The club workboat is for the use of inspecting and maintaining moorings.
Inspection of moorings using the workboat must be coordinated with the Harbour Committee. Members should seek the advice of the Harbour Committee on mooring matters and carry out work on their mooring with an experienced member.

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


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.