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Overview

Welcome to the Royal Tay Yacht Club, one of Scotland's premier water-sports clubs.

We provide opportunities for sailingcoastal rowing and Power Boat training at Grassy Beach, Broughty Ferry. Membership for new sailors includes a learn to sail course and ongoing support. For those wanting to advance, various courses are available. Want to try rowing? Introductory show and row sessions are available. Or for youngsters who fancy getting wet, we have a youth section for those aged 10 to 18.

We have excellent facilities here for our members and lots of social opportunities too!  We also offer volunteering opportunities for members.

New members are welcome so take a look around our website or contact us to arrange a time to come along and see for yourself.

We look forward to meeting you!


Our Club

These are exciting times for Royal Tay Yacht Club we have moved into our newly renovated, modern clubhouse which is located beside our large carpark in Ogilvie Road, West Ferry, and is adjacent to our main watersports facilities at Grassy Beach.

RTYC has existed for well over 100 years at West Ferry Bay and this move will consolidate our position as one of the best watersports clubs in Scotland, if not UK. Our facilities are second to none. We are a modern family friendly club with the emphasis on "fun" both on and off the water. All types of craft are catered for with members enjoying themselves in sailing dinghies, keel boats, motor boats and also coastal rowing skiffs. More importantly all tastes are catered for from those that like to enjoy the water at a more leisurely pace to those that revel in competition. We also have a thriving cadet section whereby youngsters can learn to sail in a safe environment.

On the water activity takes place throughout the year in both sailing and rowing, with the principal programmes for both competitive and non-competitive events taking place from April until the end of December.

The Club places a high priority on training and in 2003 established its own training organisation, Tay Sail Training, which is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Training is available for beginners and more advanced training is provided for adults and young people in both sailing and rowing as well as power boating. The Club is fully approved as an official training centre by RYA, the governing body for sailing, and accordingly can run courses and award certificates under the national schemes. Information on each of the courses can be found under the Training tab of the main menu.

And at RTYC it doesn't all happen on the water as the club offers its members and guests, shore based facilities that are second to none. Our prestigious new main clubhouse is open to members and their guests from morning to evening 7 days per week. Facilities in the clubhouse include: wet room, cadet room, accessible toilets, commercial kitchen, dining facilities, members kitchen, lounge and other seating areas. Externally there is a sheltered patio with great views over our dinghy park to the River Tay, a rock garden, electric vehicle charging points, bike racks and more. We host a regular programme of social activities here in our clubhouse to which members are invited to attend.

The club welcomes new sports and social members so if you would like to learn more please see the join us page.

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Last updated 12:31 on 18 January 2024

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