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.
Thanks to an enthusiastic group of members, clubhouse maintenance has been completed, and the guardboat is now ready to launch for the 2013 sailing season.
The launch has been rearranged for Saturday 13 April, and will be followed by on the water practice sessions for guardboat crews. The first three series races will be held the following afternoon of Sunday 14 April (you may have to scrape the ice and snow from your boat, but the forecast is for sunshine and light winds, so no excuse ....)
Yet another enthusiastic bunch of members - and a Landrover - made short work of the guardboat launch last weekend. Some members then took part in the practice rescue session. Conditions were excellent both for sailing and rescuing.
The first three series races were held on Sunday 14 April, in winds varying from 10 knots to 33 knots! The sailors coped well and at least there was sunshine and flat water. Dave Lord took the honours in the first two races, but Marjory Lord took the overall series lead by virtue of being the only finisher in race 3.
For more information on club events, check out the latest club Newsletter or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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