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 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, 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


What’s been on?

Monday 21st May sees the start of the Club's summer bar opening hours.

Once again this year, we have our head summer barman Robin back, who will be assisted by a few summer students.

Robin works in the local Tourist Office, so come along and ask him about anything tourist related. The club is ideally placed to provide an 'out of hours service' for yachtsmen and women who want ideas, tips or general assistance on places to visit in the isles, whilst enjoying a drink in the bar.

Our bar opening hours are slightly different from previous years, as follows:
Monday & Tuesday: 19:30 to 22:00
Wednesday & Thursday: 19:30 to 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 19:00 to 24:00
On Sunday evenings, we will be open from 20:00 to 22:00 from June to end of August.

We hope to see lots of our old friends, as well as make many new ones in the club over the summer.

John Manson
LBC Commodore

The Club committee are once again indebted to our members, friends and maybe even friends of friends who helped us on the bar at the Shetland Folk Festival this past weekend.
Once again year, we were assisted by the Tingwall Hall Committee, and everyone worked really well together, through some exceptionally busy periods especially late on Saturday evening.
A final tally has not been calculated yet, but a considerable sum has been raised for the club.
Therefore, on behalf of myself and the committee, a huge thank you to you all.

John Manson

3 weeks ago

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Next week, Lerwick Boating Club are providing bar facilities for the annual Folk Festival at Islesburgh. The rota sheets are posted on the notice board in the club, and I would ask all members to please offer to help the club over this event. It really makes a difference to our income for the year and the facilities we are abe to provide.

Setting up starts on Tuesday (1st May) at 5pm (till ~6.30pm) and involves lifting the bar units into place. On Wednesday (2nd May), the bar stock arrives and needs to be checked and put away. Again, this will be from 5pm.

The festival bar opens at 11am each day from Thursday (3rd May) through to Monday (7th May), and the day is generally split into 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm, 7pm-11pm & 11pm-2am shifts, except for Monday when the bar is only open in the evening from 8pm.

If you cannot get along to the club, and are able help out, please leave a message or call John Manson on 07901 792228 who can put your name on the rota.

Lerwick Boating Club have organised a 1 day First Aid course in the club on Sunday 22nd April. The course will run from 10am to 5pm, and is free if the participants are using it for the benefit of the club.
Many people need to update their first aid training for their Sailing Instructor / Powerboat certification
Please respond if you would like to attend.