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Sailing at Cramond

The River Almond is tidal with access to the Firth of Forth for approximately 5 hours each tide. The Club caters for all types of boating enthusiasts. Dinghy and keelboat racing is organised on a handicap basis, and class racing may be arranged depending on numbers.

The Club's dinghies are available for use by suitably competent members (RYA Level 2 or Youth Stage 3) any time rescue boat cover is provided, for example during Free Sails and dinghy races. There are also opportunities for non-boat owners to crew on members' boats.

Moorings

An artificial bar across the mouth of the River Almond retains a pool of varying depths at low water. Around 40 moorings are laid by the Club in this pool for suitable keelboats up to about 28 ft loa. Boats are moored to ground chains, secured at bow and stern.

An application form for mooring space can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Winter Lay Up

A limited number of keelboats can be laid up in the dinghy park or on the quayside over the winter. Boats and trailers must be ready for removal by crane-in day to allow for summer usage of this space.

Dinghy Facilities

The Club has an enclosed dinghy park with space for around 40 boats during the summer. After the sailing season, the dinghy park is shared by keelboats and dinghies laid up for the winter.

Storage for trailers, inflatable dinghies and outboard engines is available in the dinghy park and boat shed. Inflatable dinghies are removed from the boat shed by crane-out to make room for winter storage. Rigid tenders may be padlocked to a chain on the bank to the north of the clubhouse, subject to available space and at owners' own risk.

An application form for dinghy park space can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Storage Fees

Boat and storage fees for 2020-21 are as follows (per season):

Mooring £15.46 per m
Keelboat Lay-up £5.07 per sq m
Dinghy Park £5.07 per sq m
Trailer £28.00
Tender £28.00
Outboard Engine £16.00

Cruising

Cramond is well placed for yachts cruising the Firth of Forth and east coast of Scotland. There are many islands and small harbours in the vicinity, including Cramond Island, Inchcolm, Inchkeith, Aberdour, Limekilns and Anstruther . The Forth and Clyde canal is easily reached, giving ready access to the West coast.

Safety and Security

All Club dinghy events are covered by rescue boats with qualified drivers. All boats using Club facilities or participating in Club activities should have adequate third-party insurance cover. Members are responsible for ensuring appropriate security for their boats, tenders and equipment, which are stored or moored on Club facilities at the owners' risk.

Club Maintenance

The Club relies on the willingness and support of members to run events both on and off the water, and to maintain the Club premises and property. From time to time, members may be asked to help in various ways, including committees and work parties, and all such assistance is greatly appreciated.

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