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Forth Yacht Clubs Association

FYCA FIG Series - restricted sail proposal

The proposal to allow a 'restricted sail' option for yachts racing in the 2015 FIG series will be discussed at the FYCA AGM next Thursday 23rd Oct at DBSC. The document 'FIG restricted sail proposal 2014' shows how far the turnout numbers have reduced in recent years. The second document  'FIG restricted sail proposal - DBSC comments' provides some counter-arguments from DBSC pointing out potential pitfalls that should be considered.

Lowland Canal Closure for Railway maintenance

Scottish Canals would like to remind you that Network Rail will be carrying out upgrading works to Carmuirs Tunnel beside The Falkirk Wheel. Therefore the canal will be closed at that point from Monday 20th October 2014 through to and including Friday 27th March 2015. A towpath diversion will be in place.

During this time, there will still be access from Grangemouth, up through the Wheel and onto the Union, however there will be no east to west transits possible.

Please bear this closure in mind and allow sufficient time if you need to arrange boat movements over the winter or are returning to your winter berth.

Forth Yacht Championship


Final Series Results

(Individual Regatta results can be viewed here)

Forth Inshore Group


Final Series Results - Div1 - Div2

Click on this logo to find out all you need to know about raceQs


Members may like to know that the visitors' berth is now on the east wall on the north side of the bridge. It dries approximately 2 hours each side of HW.

For most visitors this will mean berthing where one can and then moving to the visitors berth when water permits. The deepest water, the first berth one can reach on entry, is below the castle so this berth is busy.

It may be possible to make arrangements to berth temporarily below the castle to make an early departure to carry the flood tide up the Forth.

The new harbour master is Gary Lawson. Bob Clunas has retired.

GALLOWAY PIER (North Berwick)

From May to August the GALLOWAY PIER, the low water landing at North Berwick, is being extended and heightened.

The works should not greatly affect users in the harbour but skippers should be alert to commercial craft movements as the pier is close to the leading line. A jack up barge is in position.


RFYC , FCYC and Forth Ports are pleased to note that dredging of a channel approximately 30 m wide to a depth approximately 2 m deeper than existing, from the harbour mouth to the south end of the pontoon, is now under way. Work is programmed for completion by mid May. While work is ongoing access to the pontoon will be restricted so check in advance if you plan to use the pontoon over this period. We will post an update on this site when work is complete and hope everyone will appreciate a wider access window to Edinburgh Marina pontoon facility

For further information contact

Scottish Canals – Government Enthusiasm!

Scottish Government’s policy for the country’s historic canals in the Scottish Parliament.

More details here

Forth and Clyde Canal
New eastern terminus construction photos

The new cut has been progressing very well and looks on course for the official opening in March 2014. The scale of the work involved is remarkable.

Photographs taken 6 April 2013


I rode the Round the Forth Route on Saturday, National Cycle Route 76, taking in Charlestown and Culross.

Charlestown wreck
The photo shows a wreck on the port side of the entrance to the inner harbour at Charlestown. This wreck covers and could be fouled by a visitor attracted to an apparently clear wall for berthing. The ground is also foul with blocks that have fallen from the wall.

Culross pier restoration - call for helpers to move stones
The photograph shows a poster on the pier at Culross appealing for helpers to pick up stones in the harbour and put them back on the pier. I'm sure any assistance from member clubs would be most welcome.

Special Offer from Largo Bay Sailing Club

"If you are a member at another Firth of Forth Club (FYCA), you can join Largo Bay Sailing Club as well for a reduced rate (25 percent) discount in the first year.
Special Rate for Ordinary members £65
Special Rate for Family members £85
Details are available on the Largo Bay website ("

30 metre high horses heads at Falkirk ... more details here

Preferential Dinghy Hire at Port Edgar for members of FYCA affiliated clubs - details here

Berths and Shore Facilities in Forth Harbours
Anstruther, Aberdour, Burntisland, Forth Corinthians, Port Edgar and Royal Forth Yacht Club have provided details of berthing and shore facilities.  Details are here






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