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. Thursday evenings sail training/development aimed at the novices. Sunday afternoon and evening sailing during the summer feature club racing with Handicap fleets. 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.



The 2013 sailing season is now over. The club will be holding a 'Video / Social' night on Saturday 25 January 2014. Come along and check out the film of sailing taken during 2013. We will be serving a curry supper, so please let us know if you will be attending, so that we can ensure there is sufficient food!


The club AGM was held on Friday 22 November 2013, during which the new 2014 committee was elected. Check out the latest Newsletter for details. Also included in the Newsletter is an analysis of sailing turnout and performance during the 2013 season. The 2014 sailing programme is already being drafted. If you want some input, please remember to return your questionnaire if you have not already done so.




We now use HALS to record results. You can check out your results for 2013 at




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



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