A ‘Royal’ Club with a ‘Victorian’ heritage, but with a modern outlook of family friendly water sports
“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 water sports club.
The club has developed into a modern family friendly club with the emphasis on “fun” both on and off the water. All types of craft are catered for with members enjoying themselves in sailing dinghies, keel boats, motor boats and rowing boats. More importantly all tastes are catered for from those that like to enjoy the water at a more leisurely pace to those that revel in competition.
On the water activity takes place throughout the year in both sailing and rowing, with the principal programme for both competitive and non-competitive events taking place from April until the end of December.
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 places a high priority on training and in 2003 established its own training organisation, Tay Sail Training, which is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Training for beginners and more advanced training is provided for adults and young people in both sailing, rowing and power boating. The Club is fully approved as an official training centre by RYA, the governing body for sailing, and accordingly can run courses and award certificates under the national schemes.
The club welcomes new sports and social members so if you would like to learn more please contact us.
We all look forward to meeting you.