Edinburgh Cup 2020
Royal Forth Yacht Club
In 2020 the Edinburgh Cup will be held once again at its eponymous home, with racing on the Firth of Forth hosted by the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) from its base in Granton Harbour. The event was last held on the Forth in 1997.
Granton Harbour provides pontoon berthing and easy access to the magnificent open waters of the mid Firth, which is uninterrupted by large islands or commercial traffic, against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. The starting area is within approximately 1.5NM of the harbour mouth.
RFYC is proud to have the only Dragon fleet remaining in Scotland, including the redoubtable but now retired Solan K65 built in 1938. Royal Forth sailors won the Edinburgh Cup seven times between 1964 and 1994.
In keeping with return of the Edinburgh Cup competition to Edinburgh it is anticipated that Bluebottle K192, built in 1948 as a wedding present to their (then) Royal Highness’s Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, will have completed her restoration and will be on the water. She may even compete!
Other attractions will include an evening reception aboard the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Those wanting somewhere memorable to stay can enjoy a special rate for accommodation aboard Fingal, the former Northern Lighthouse Board vessel now converted into a luxury floating hotel near Britannia.
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