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The Royal Findhorn Yacht Club is located in Findhorn, on the coast of the Moray Firth in Scotland, on a site overlooking the sheltered inshore waters of Findhorn Bay. The club house has a fantastic view over Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth, with an outstanding sailing area and an enviable heritage.
RFYC offers organised and supervised racing for dinghies and occasional cruiser activities from April though to October with additional mid-week events during the holiday season. Training and coaching, by experienced race coaches and sailors is provided from time to time.
Cafe facilities are available during the day and bar facilities are available in the evenings at weekends. Games and activity areas for children are available at all times, with social programme of both formal and informal events throughout the year. The high-spot of the year is Cadet Week and the Regatta Weekend which runs into Findhorn Week. Seven days of dinghy racing with parties every evening make an excellent start to the holiday season.
Due to popular demand, we are holding Cadet Week, the week before Findhorn Week from the 9th/13th of July. If you plan to attend Cadet Week, please contact Jo Scott so she’s aware how many cadets she’ll have to deal with. If you are free to assist with the week, please let Jo know.
Regatta Weekend, including RS200 and RS400 Travellers, will take place on the 14th/15th July with Findhorn Week from the 16th/20th of July. The Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry Form for the open events are available on this website. As usual, I am looking for assistance both ashore and afloat, as are the Rescue crew. If you are available and willing to help, please contact me.
For those who are interested in the trip to the Old Bar, this will take place on the 7th/8th July. Again, it would be handy to have a rough idea how many are planning to attend this.
If you want more information about the summer sailing events, please feel free to contact myself or Jo Scott. See you all in July!
Iona Cornish, RFYC - Sailing Secretary
There will be a new members event at the club on Saturday 26th May at 2pm, the event is to introduce new and potential new members to the yacht club. Bring your friends and family along to check it out
Watch the tennis action from the historic Queens club tournament and enjoy some Pimms and Strawberries on the lawn. Saturday afternoon, 23rd June; more information to come…
Hello Cadets. Are you a cadet, parent of, aunt/uncle of, grandparent of, friend of? If the answer is YES then this is for you!
This year cadet week is the week beginning 9 July 2018, that is the week BEFORE (Note before) Findhorn Week. We had such a fabulous turn out last year and we are hoping for the same again this year. Just to make the planning a little easier and give me a chance to think things through in terms of the groupings (ages were from 6 to 16 last year) please could you let me know (ASAP) if you are planning to come and join the fun?
Name, age and if you have any experience sailing is all I need at this stage. We will complete the forms and sort out the payment on the Monday morning of Cadet Week.
I will post a programme of the events and times when the weather gets a bit warmer! I am looking forward to seeing you all on the water then (if not before).
For those members who have rescue or RO duties this season: The rear commodore would like to offer a reminder session or basic introduction to those interested on the use of the club rescue boats, committee boat, radio equipment and race officer results programmes. Similarly for anyone looking for a basic refresh of rescue boat first aid skills.
Unwanted boats in the dinghy parks makes mess and uses-up space. Equally, the RFYC Council has to spend time finding owners and sorting-out what to do. Recently, the council has made considerable in-roads in reducing the problem, and members can very easily help by:
Re-locking the gates on ENTRY as well as EXIT, particularly to the north dinghy park
Jumbling the combination of numbers
If asked for the gate code, only giving out the number if you are certain the person asking is a current member of the club
Referring anyone else who asks for access to a dinghy park to the Hon Sec or the bar staff
If you can't remember the number then please contact the Hon Sec or the bar staff.
Very many thanks for your cooperation, Julia Parker (Hon Sec)
Notice from the Secretary of Findhorn Fairway Committee;
Many of you will be aware that the Landfall Buoy has not been placed for a couple of years. The committee has now progressed with the authorities to "permanently disestablish" the mark; in effect removing it from charts etc.
This note is to let you know this has happened and that there will be no Landfall Buoy placed in the foreseeable future. (Please don't confuse the Landfall Buoy with the Bar Buoy (Red) at the gut of the entrance to the channel by the barrier sandbanks, this will placed as usual)
Documents for the 2017 club strategy consultation can be found in the Stragey2017 folder. This includes the strategy document itself and consultation feedback. A password is needed to access these documents.