The Edinburgh Cup 2020
The 2020 Edinburgh Cup is Cancelled
In the light of the latest Government announcement the British Dragon Association (BDA) along with the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Scottish Dragon Championship and Edinburgh Cup event on the Forth.
BDA Chairman Simon Barter said: “After hearing the latest public health instruction about COVID-19 we have made the inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup. This has been done to secure the safety and health of our members, competitors, volunteers and spectators.” Read more here >>>
Scottish Dragon Championship: Sunday 28 and Monday 29 June 2020 Edinburgh Cup: Tuesday 30 – Friday 3 July 2020
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.