Edinburgh Cup Dragon Championships 2021 on the Forth

Scottish Dragon Championship 2021 Sunday 29th & Monday 30th August

Edinburgh Cup 2021 Tuesday 31st August – Friday 3rd September

The Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) looks forward to hosting the Edinburgh Cup 2021, postponed from last year.

Our base in Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, 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 1.5M 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, and Royal Forth sailors won the Edinburgh Cup seven times between 1964 and 1994. In keeping with return of the competition to its eponymous home it is anticipated that Bluebottle K192, built in 1948 as a wedding present to their (then) Royal Highnesses Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, and now restored, will be on the water. She may even compete.

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The Covid 19 situation continues to evolve but we anticipate that this will have minimal, if any, effects on the racing itself but the nature of social events remains to be confirmed. Nonetheless we hope they will be broadly similar to those publicised for the event last year, including 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.

Royal Forth Yacht Club
Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
Middle Pier, Granton Harbour, Edinburgh EH5 1HF

Cathy Ogden BDA Scottish Rep | Michael Tasker Commodore RFYC | Charles Morton Chairman, Organising Committee