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


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Lerwick Boating Club are pleased to announce that they are to receive a public access defibulator machine, through the charity Lucky2BeHere Shetland Branch.

The machines are easy to use, but to give confidence to people, the charity provide free training. This training is not complicated, there are no tests at the end, and is open to all LBC members.

We have a night booked for training on Tuesday 31st May, from 7pm till 9pm. We also have a limited number of places available the previous evening (Monday 30th May) as part of another group, which is also taking place at the Club.

If you would like to take part, either leave a message below, pm the Boating Club Facebook page or call John Manson on 07901 792228.

If required, another night can be arranged later in the summer for anyone not able to make it either of these 2 nights.

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On Friday (13th May) the Staatsraad Lehmkuhl will visit lerwick for the 100th time.

There will be a small invited reception aboard the boat early in the evening to celebrate the occasion, but the Club have invited the officers and crew (over 100) to spend the reminder of the evening at the Club. The email back from the vessel was very thankful for the invite, so we expect a busy night.

Music has been arranged, and we have secured the Lerwick Brewery to have a sampling table of their ales for the crew. Their new beer 'Azure' will also be on draft at the club from tonight.

It would be good if as many members came to welcome the crew as possible. They should arrive sometime about 8pm.

Please pass the word around to as many members as possible.

A huge thank you to all the club members and club friends who helped us at the Folk Festival this weekend.

A final tally has not been calculated yet but a very large sum has been raised for the club.

Now let's get the boating activities under way and have a great summer ☺

Lerwick Boating Club are providing bar facilities for the Folk Festival at Islesburgh this weekend. We still need some folk for a few shifts, as follows:

Friday 7pm - 11pm: 1 person
Saturday 3pm - 7pm: 1 person
Saturday 7pm - 11pm: 1 person
Saturday 11pm - 2am: 5 persons
Sunday 11pm - 2am: 1 person
Monday 11pm - 2am: 1 person

This weekend really benefits the Club, so if you can help, please call John Manson on 07901 792228 as soon as possible.

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Nicola JohnstonI can help on da Sat we Mag! :)1 month ago   ·  1

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