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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 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.
I'd be very grateful if everyone could return their Trophies and Cups to the Club as soon as possible so I can get them engraved in plenty of time.
If you haven't returned them already, can you please get them back to the Club, or my home address, as soon as possible. It'll save you a nagging phone call! I'm also looking for nominations for the Smiths Nut Bowl (member who does the most entertaining thing throughout the year). If anyone has a log for entry into the Elderslie Cup, please contact me with details.
Iona Cornish, RFYC Sailing Secretary
The Gentleman's Dinner will be held on Saturday 28 October. Mark and Stuart are organising it so you can be sure of an excellent evening.
The evening will consist of a 6 course dinner (see Ian’s menu below) with aperitif and wine tailored to each course. There will be a talk about the wines and how they have been matched to each course. The dinner will be rounded off with a speaker talking about past Commodore William Smith Grant who also happened to own The Glenlivet. The talk will be accompanied with a special whisky.
The dinner will be held in the long room and council room so numbers really are limited to 44. We envisage up to 4 round tables of 11 and the tickets will be £50 per head, wine and whisky inclusive.
Gentleman’s Dinner 28/10/2017
Canapes to begin
House smoked Langoustine, orange, fennel, pea-shoot
Orkney air cured bresaola, rocket, parmesan, truffle
Poached lemon sole Veronique
Braised Highland venison haunch, fondant potato, roasted roots, Barolo jus
Findhorn Cranachan, Honey roasted raspberries, toasted oat biscuit
Scottish cheese Platter
Coffee and tablet
To all members who organised their Saturday to fit in attending the AGM. It was very well supported, despite the absence of a large number of members who were unable to attend and sent in their apologies.
Also a big thank you to RYFC from the Findhorn Coastal Rowers. The support they received from the club including safety boats, use of the club facilities, great BBQ contributed in no small way to the huge success of their first ever regatta. They asked me to offer their personal thanks to everyone who helped, however large or small your contribution, it was really appreciated.
Julia Parker, RFYC Hon Sec
For a trial period customers of the Seafood Café may bring and drink their own bottle of wine, if they are eating a meal in the café.
The trial is from Saturday 19 August 2017 to Tuesday 31 October 2017
The BYOB is confined to wine only
Customers may drink their own wine when eating a meal in the café itself or on the outside veranda only
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.