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.
This week heralded a change from the windy weather of the past few months. Yes - summer has arrived! Unfortunately, that can also mean winds that are too light for sailing. Hard to believe ...
The ever popular Phimster Pursuit race will be held this Sunday. The race starts for the first boat at 2pm, with other classes starting at times calculated according to handicap. You should aim to be at the start even if you have to hang around for a later start. This is the time to get in some practice and check out how other people get on at the start. The forecast for Sunday is looking good - 15mph and no gusts - so see you on the water!
If you missed out on the midsummer regatta, don't worry. We will be holding a mini-regatta later on in the summer.
Next Sunday (21 July), the club will run a Topper race day. Last year, we were lucky enough to be visited by Orca. Hopefully, this year's event will be equally exciting.
We now use HALS to record results. You can check out your results at
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