Royal Tay Yacht Club
Promoting sailing in Dundee since 1885

About RTYC

“At a meeting of gentlemen, favourable to the formation of a Sailing Club, held in Lamb’s Hotel Dundee on Friday 27th March 1885, it was unanimously resolved by those present to form themselves into a Sailing Club to be known as the Tay Corinthian Yacht Club”

Since 1885, a lot of water has ebbed and flowed past the club’s base in West Ferry Bay and despite all the challenges faced over the years the club continues to prosper as Tayside’s leading yacht club.

A ‘Royal’ Club with a ‘Victorian’ heritage, but with a modern outlook of family friendly sailing

The club has developed into a modern family friendly club where despite the competitiveness of its members, high emphasis is still put on the ‘fun’ side of sailing. All types of sailing craft are catered for, both on and off the water, and during the main summer months (April to September) there are evening and weekend events for both racing and cruising members. However, those hardy dinghy sailors prolong their season into December with a Sunday Winter Series, finishing with a Regatta on Boxing Day. Weather permitting of course!

In more recent years RTYC have developed into a major Sail Training facility with the formation in 2003 of the affiliated Tay Sail Training Association, which has now been awarded full Royal Yachting Association recognition as an RYA Training Centre. To get more details on TSTA and sail training please view our training section. There is also an active Cadet section.

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. This includes a prestigious main clubhouse with two bars, dining room, restaurant etc all of which is used for club social events and member’s private functions. Again more details can be obtained by clicking the appropriate tabs on our web site.

The club welcomes new sailing and social members so if you would like to learn more please contact us.


Royal  Tay Yacht Club operates through ROYAL TAY YACHT CLUB Limited

Royal Tay Yacht Club Limited is a company whose liability is limited by guarantee

Registered in Scotland ~ Reg No 546995

Registered Office and Headquarters ~ Fort William House, 34 Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1LR

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Bye-Laws (Constitutional)