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?

Lerwick Boating Club added an Post Carnival 2017 Disco.

Neil Robertson Disco
Free admittance
Carnival outfits not compulsary but why not !
Members and guests welcome

Post Carnival 2017 Disco

June 17, 2017, 8:30pm

Neil Robertson Disco Free admittance Carnival outfits not compulsary but why not ! Members and guests welcome

Great lunchtime jazz session! Our visiting yachts fair enjoyed it. ...

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Jazz in the clubhouse til 2.00pm this afternoon. ...

Lerwick Boating Club AGM is being held in the Club on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm.

Among the items on the agenda is an update on the progress towards the club becoming a SCIO (registered charity).

A good attendance is requested and appreciated.

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 (25th April) at 5pm (till ~6.30pm) and involves lifting the bar units into place. On Wednesday (26th April), 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 (27th April) through to Monday (1st 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.