Joining the Club

fleet webFYC is always keen to attract new members, whether experienced sailors and boat owners or newcomers to sailing.

Membership forms are available in the Clubhouse or in PDF format.

For further information please contact the Membership Secretary.

Benefits of membership

  • We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre. Our courses include dinghy, powerboat, safety boat, VHF and First Aid. Courses are only open to full members. Read more.
  • Regular weekend and evening races for dinghies and yachts, and funsails (practice sessions) for dinghy sailors.
  • A fleet of club dinghies for members to use, and offer storage for dinghy owners.
  • A busy social calendar including dinners, barbecues, talks and more.
  • A club bar open at sailing events and every Friday after 9pm. You'll find the prices a pleasant surprise!
  • Meeting like minded enthusiasts who can share tips and opportunities - we club together to make sailing easier and more fun!

Volunteering

FYC is charity and depends on dedicated and hardworking volunteers to keep running. We ask that members assist in running the club any way they feel able. Find out how you can help.

Membership fees

Please note membership fees are for the calendar year, with renewals due on 1st January. New members joining late in the year receive a discount; contact us for details.

Individual - £100
Full member is entitled to make use of all Club facilities and activities.

Individual under 23 - £50
Full member under 23 years old on 1 January.

Family - £140
Full membership for two adults plus family members under 17 years old (living at the same address) on 1 January.

Junior - £30
Must be under 17 years old on 1 January.

Associate - £40
Social member who must be over 18 on 1 January 2020 and are only entitled to use the social facilities of the Club.

Group - POA
Available to organisations that serve the local community or which subscribe to one or more of the purposes of the club.

Individual, junior and family members are entitled to one vote per membership at AGMs and EGMs. Full membership allows access to the club's training program, racing, funsail events and social events. Associate membership is for those not sailing at the club.

Club dinghy fees

£60 per year. Discounted to £30 for new joiners, and free for new joiners when booking a sailing course.

See club boats.

Storage fees

Storage of dinghies at the club is subject to the dinghy storage policy. Storage space is limited and cannot be guaranteed - priority is given to boats that participate in club activities and members who pay their subscriptions promptly.

RIB charge (all dinghy owners) - £60
All dinghy owners taking part in FYC funsails and races or storing a boat at the club contribute towards safety boat costs.

Yard storage - £60 for one dinghy, £180 for two dinghies
We have limited storage space in our yard.

Promenade storage - FREE
We do not charge owners for storing their dinghy on the prom, although you will need to pay the RIB charge above.

Yachts

FYC runs a keenly contested and fun yacht racing calendar. We have regular races around the cans in our hazard free local waters, beginner friendly sternchases and races for the more adventurous, around Inchkeith and back again or passage races to Aberdour. We hold some useful equipment for the use of our members, yacht climbing ladders, mud walking boots and a hull polisher, we can provide mast storage over winter and the club is a great place to find crew and friends. In addition yacht memberships can use the club dinghies without an additional charge.

Yacht moorings in Fisherrow Harbour are managed by East Lothian Council. The Harbour Master is Alex Stewart, contactable by phone. He can discuss what moorings are vacant and what size of yachts can be accommodated.