Welcome to the Pentland Firth Yacht Club

The Club was founded on the 9th October 1953, and is now located in the south east corner of Scrabster Harbour. The aim of the Club is to encourage sailing and seamanship, to foster racing and the social sides of sailing. This is achieved by an active racing program, a well attended sail training programme and excellent socials. Facilities include dinghy storage compound and access to two slipways adjacent to the club. There is a workshop area for boat repairs, well equipped kitchen area for that lunch time stop over, change rooms and function hall.


The club sails in Thurso Bay located between two headlands, Holburn Head and Dunnet Head. This gives a large deep water sheltered sailing area with few restrictions. Sunday afternoon and evening sailing during the summer features club racing with Handicap fleets. We also run training and development sessions for all levels of sailor. The handicap fleet includes Lasers, Tasars, Fireballs, Toppers, Mirrors. Play the Flash banner and you will get a feel of the great sailing you can expect up here.



Next week sees the official start of summer, and we can only hope it reaches Caithness! So far, a number of the scheduled sailing events have been cancelled due to windy conditions. However, one of the new 'freestyle' sailing sessions was run in May, with four boats blasting about the bay in bright sunshine and gusty winds.


The next scheduled sailing event is on Wednesday 3 June when evening series races will be run. Forecast is good so far.


The club will be one of a number of clubs taking part in 'Watersports Day' on Saturday 20 June 2015. Come along and find out more about watersports, including sailing, canoeing, power boating, surfing. This will be held at Scrabster Beach from 10am to 2pm.


The updated sailing programme has been issued to members. Note that this is updated as the season progresses, so please always check the latest version. Sailing programme version 5c.





We now use HALS to record results. You can check out your results for 2015 at




For more information on club events, check out the latest club Newsletter or e-mail info@pentlandfirthyachtclub.org.uk



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