The Lerwick Boating Club

Organises junior, race and adult sail training, dinghy / Shetland model races and yoal rowing training sessions as well as sailing / rowing regattas.

With the races, training and International yacht races – including the famous Shetland-Bergen yacht race – we are very busy during the short summer season, especially as we also welcome visiting yachts, whose crews use our shower, laundry and bar facilities.

On the social side we organise quiz nights, men’s nights, regular musical evenings and special functions throughout the year. We can also show big football and rugby matches on our large screen. During the winter months pool and darts teams use the club on a weekly basis. To find out about the club facilities and to make a booking click here.

Membership of the club is open to anybody interested in water based activities – you donโ€™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, which is also available from the clubhouse. There’s an annual membership fee, but we have discounted rates for families, retired, junior and disabled persons. We also offer a discounted associate membership rate to club members of other water based activities, such as sea anglers, sailboarders, kayakers and divers. To view the club constitution and rules click here.

We are always looking to welcome new members to the club, and we hope this site gives you some idea of the variety of water-based activities and social events the club organises.

Happy boating!

John Manson
Commodore

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The club is delighted to welcome the first yacht into Lerwick in the Round Britain and Ireland race.

Class 40 yacht 'Cariberia' with the crew of Steve Card and Maxim Bachot battled through the very worst of Storm Hector to finish tonight at 20:38.

It has been an eventful day for the crew. They rounded Muckle Flugga at about midnight then battled the storm force winds before laying out sea anchors to get rest. By morning a major sea rescue operation was in full swing looking for them including Oscar Charlie and the Lerwick Lifeboat. They were found safe and well, still racing and in remarkably good spirits.

A good night sleep earned before the repairs start in the morning.
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The club is delighted to welcome the first yacht into Lerwick in the Round Britain and Ireland race.

Class 40 yacht Cariberia with the crew of Steve Card and Maxim Bachot battled through the very worst of Storm Hector to finish tonight at 20:38. 

It has been an eventful day for the crew. They rounded Muckle Flugga at about midnight then battled the storm force winds before laying out sea anchors to get rest. By morning a major sea rescue operation was in full swing looking for them including Oscar Charlie and the Lerwick Lifeboat. They were found safe and well, still racing and in remarkably good spirits.

A good night sleep earned before the repairs start in the morning.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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One of the joys of being around the Club at this time of year, is watching the Wednesday evening Junior Sail Training.
The joy on the young folks faces is a pleasure to watch, as they prepare their boats and listen to the instructions from the Lead Instructor for the session.
Tonight, the session was led by the amazing young Maggie Adamson. Just where does she find the time. Not only is she an International standard fiddle player, she recently competed at the European Laser Radial Championships in France, having qualified through attending another event on the mainland, as well as adding to her ever growing list of sailing qualifications, including Yacht Master on her CV. And she is the mate on the Swan this summer.
Tonight, 5 Mirrors were joined by 3 Lasers, which are being sailed by some young adults, having just progressed from Mirror sailing. This is thanks to the work of Neil Fraser, who has put together a great programme for these sailors through the use of the Shetland Sailing Centre boats.
None of these sessions are possible without a great number of people who give up their nights to help. Our instructors are ably assisted by a team of parent helpers each night, which will shortly become weekends as well with the regattas about to start.
Please pop along some night and watch them in action.
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One of the joys of being around the Club at this time of year, is watching the Wednesday evening Junior Sail Training.
The joy on the young folks faces is a pleasure to watch, as they prepare their boats and listen to the instructions from the Lead Instructor for the session.
Tonight, the session was led by the amazing young Maggie Adamson. Just where does she find the time. Not only is she an International standard fiddle player, she recently competed at the European Laser Radial Championships in France, having qualified through attending another event on the mainland, as well as adding to her ever growing list of sailing qualifications, including Yacht Master on her CV. And she is the mate on the Swan this summer. 
Tonight, 5 Mirrors were joined by 3 Lasers, which are being sailed by some young adults, having just progressed from Mirror sailing. This is thanks to the work of Neil Fraser, who has put together a great programme for these sailors through the use of the Shetland Sailing Centre boats.
None of these sessions are possible without a great number of people who give up their nights to help. Our instructors are ably assisted by a team of parent helpers each night, which will shortly become weekends as well with the regattas about to start.
Please pop along some night and watch them in action.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

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More Fun Day pics. Group shot showing all the young sailors who took part. Many thanks to all - another great day.A grand day out. And the lasses won๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜. ...

More Fun Day pics. Group shot showing all the young sailors who took part. Many thanks to all - another great day.

 

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Thank you so much, we all had a fantastic day. ๐Ÿ˜€

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2 weeks ago

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Boys v Lasses Race at the Fun day on Saturday.

Neil
And this has to be the funniest boys against lasses races.
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