The Main Club House
In addition to the main club room, Fort William House, RTYC offer excellent beach front sailing facilities in West Ferry Bay below the main clubhouse.
These include the original RTYC clubhouse, now converted into a fitted Galley for keeping sailors watered and fed during main sailing events. This includes a sitting area with views over the sailing area to allow non sailors to view the action in comfort. There is also an outside sitting area including table and chairs when weather permits. Around this beach clubhouse there is a secure tender park leading to a slipway giving easy access to member’s moorings. Each year the club lays visitors moorings but where possible visitors should contact the club before arrival to ensure availability and suitability for their type of vessel.
At the Beach
To complement the Clubhouse social facilities RTYC has excellent sports facilities:
- Male/ female changing, toilets and showers at Clubhouse
- Camping facilities within Clubhouse garden
- Beach car park accessed from Ogilvie Road
- Beach Clubhouse with modern galley
- Male/ female beach changing facility
- Beach toilets
- Racebox for running competitions
- Secure Boat Parks for dinghies and yacht tenders
- 3 slipways for launching/ recovery at all states of the tide
- Bro’ty Boathouse ~ centre for training and rowing activities
- Ferry Boathouse ~ base for safety boats and safety boat section
- Various sheds for lockers and storing inflatable tenders
- The Harbour Shed ~ extensive covered boat storage at Broughty Harbour
The Club and its training organisation also own:
- An extensive fleet of sailing dinghies and a Squib keel boat
- 5 safety boats (2 hard hull and 3 RIBS)
- A work boat for laying moorings and marks
- Tractor and quad bike
RTYC is responsible for managing West Ferry bay moorings and maintains two moorings for the use of visitors from April until September (contact Club first to ensure availability). The Club annually lays race marks within the estuary for use in competition.
Access to the Sports Facilities
- From the Clubhouse through the garden and across the railway footbridge
- From the Beach car park via the open pedestrian crossing on the railway (great care must be taken as trains come both ways and travel very fast)
- Via the pedestrian walkway to the east of Grassy Beach accessed from Douglas Terrace
- There is no vehicle access to the Beach facilities
- Boat access is via the pedestrian walkway only. Boats must be manually transported or using the Club quad bike. Under no circumstances may vehicles be brought along the pedestrian walkway.