Lift-In 8th April

Information for Saturday 8th April Lift In.

The crane will arrive on site around 7am on Saturday morning to be set up for lifting around 8am.

Boat owners are expected to be in attendance from 7.30am. Crew can be advised of their skippers  time slot but may miss their lift if the order is changed.
The parking area outside the yard must be kept clear for crane and trailer access.
Wearing of hard hats is compulsory in the yard.
If you have not sent a copy of your boat insurance to the secretary please have a copy available on the day. If you have not paid your summer bill your boat might not be lifted into the harbour. A cheque on the day will be acceptable.

Linda Pennycook and her team, all willing volunteers, will provide the tea, coffee and rolls from the kitchen in the Bell Block.

Please be aware of the dangers involved in lifting boats and masts using a large crane. The risk of personal injury and damage to boats is minimised by being sensible and by following the procedures and Method Statements as detailed on this web site, under the members section.


Midsummer Pontoon Party

Ahoy Corinthians!
Are you free on the evening of Friday 24th June?
It would be wonderful if you could join us all for our Midsummer Pontoon Party on the EML pontoon.
It’s been a good while since we’ve had one and Midsummer seems the perfect time.
We anticipate good food, good chat and some good music too!
The party starts around 7pm although the racers will be joining slightly later, after the Joint White Sail race finishes.
If you don’t want to bother cooking, take advantage of the Carry Out option, where food orders and payment will be taken, from menus available at either the RFYC bar or on the pontoon itself, starting around 5.30pm.
The menus are available to look at in advance from the RFYC clubhouse bar.
The food will be ordered at 7.30pm, so if you place your order before you go racing, it will be delivered in time for your return.
If you have bunting, please dress your boat up for the party- the brighter the better!
This is a FREE EVENT! We just want to encourage folk to meet up and have a bit of fun.
It’s also a BYOB event, so you can drink whatever you want but please take responsibility for and dispose of your own rubbish.
If you have any questions at all, please ask Sandra at the RFYC office on 0131 552 8560 or via email on
We look forward to seeing you there! “

Lift in 2016

It was a damp and cold start to the day, but it soon ‘came away nice.’ And despite a very low tide mid-morning, it all went without a hitch. Thanks as ever to our indefatigable harbour secretary George Mackay, and of course to the excellent tutelage provided by Lachie. Here’s a selection of photos from the day.


Mooring and Dumbo Work Parties


Volunteers are required to antifoul and paint the two Dumbos.  The hard work scraping and cleaning has been completed thanks to Jason.

Several moorings still need to be inspected.  If you have not been involved in mooring parties to date it is possible that your allocated mooring is one of these. Mooring and work parties will be on Saturdays starting around 10am.

Mooring junks should also be inspected  and replaced before lift in on 11th April.
Please do not use the Dumbos to inspect and replace junks. It is pointless cleaning and painting these boats to use them to maintain moorings.
I also take the opportunity to remind you that antifouling and painting on lift in day is not acceptable. All cradle pad areas must be painted before lift in day.


Harbour Secretary


Lift Out Postponed

Ahoy Corinthians!

Disappointing news that the planned’s lift-out for Saturday 25th has been postponed due to high winds which are forecast.
The Met Office is currently forecasting an average windspeed of 21mph at 9am in the morning, strengthening to 24mph by 3pm, with gusts of 40-44mph throughout the day.

The next available date for lift out will be Saturday 1st November. Note that with the clock change on Sunday 26th, we will need to alter our start and finish times to maximise the operation in the daylight. Accordingly, members will be expected at the yard at 6:45am Saturday 1st November. Please check that your insurance is still in force on this date.