The Lerwick Boating Club

Organisers of junior, race and adult sail training, dinghy races, Shetland model races, yacht races and yoal rowing sessions as well as sailing and rowing regattas. In addition we have regular club based events throughout the year. We are always looking to welcome new members to the club, and hope this site gives you some idea of both the water-based activities and social events that are based at the club.

With the races, the training and International yacht races – including the Shetland-Bergen race – we are “brawly” busy during the short summer season, especially as we also do social events like jazz on the pier and barbecues. In addition we welcome visiting yachts, whose crews use our shower, laundry and bar facilities.

During the winter months pool and darts teams use the club on a weekly basis. We also organise quiz nights, men’s nights along with regular musical evenings and special functions. We also show big football and rugby matches on our large screen.

Membership of the club is open to anybody interested in what happens on the water – you don’t even have to own a boat – or have set foot in one. – we will soon get you started! To join the club all you need to do is complete an LBC Membership Application Form; also available from the clubhouse. There’s an annual membership fee of course, but we have special discounted membership rates for families, retired persons, juniors and disabled persons. We can also offer associate membership of the club to other club members of water based activities, such as sea anglers, sailboarders, kayakers and divers.

Should you wish to see anything else on the site, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Happy boating

Patrick Robertson


What’s been on?

RYA Power boat Level 2 Certificate

Lerwick Boating Club are currently looking to undertake RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificates for anyone interested in helping the club.

The course follows the RYA syllabus, and consists of a small amount of shore based chart work, knowledge of navigation etc, as well as on-the-water training on how to use a RIB.

We will also show helpers the Boating Club system of using our crane for launching, as well as re-fuelling etc.

These certificates are required by the club's insurance in order for us to provide our training activities, so we need as many people as possible to hold this certification.

All costs involved will be paid for by the club, so all we need is your time!

If you are already confident in the use of RIB's but perhaps do not have the certificate, we can also arrange a direct assessment which would reduce the time required.

If you are interested, please send an email to the club: , or contact John Manson (07901 792228) and we will get back to you very shortly with course details


John Manson

New website up and running!

Lerwick Boating Club added 5 new photos to the album: Yachts.

Visiting yachts

Visiting yachts

Would any of our Facebook friends be able to help us on the bar at the Folk Festival next weekend? This is one of our key fundraising events, and we would be grateful for any help that you can offer ~ Thursday 30th April til Monday 4th May. Thanking you in advance. ...

Lerwick Boating Club added 6 new photos to the album: 2015 Hop Night 28.01.15 — with Neil Robertson and Lerwick Boating Club53237035261113">Magnus Johnston at Lerwick Boating Club.


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