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's yacht 'Roundabout' setting off in leg 2 of the Shetland Race. Good luck!!! ...

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Lerwick Mirror sailors taking part in Sandwick regatta today. Thanks to the Sandwick club for putting on a great day. ...

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This week sees the 30th edition of the 'Shetland Race' from Bergen arrive in Lerwick. The yachts will start from Marstein Lighthouse on Wednesday morning, with the finish line off the club pier on Thursday for most of the boats.

The Race has a slightly different format this year, with the yachts starting earlier in the day (9am UK time), but with the return leg now starting on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.

The yachts range from one of the very fastest in the world - a Volvo VO70 'Fram' which could do the race in only 8-9 hours given the correct wind conditions, down to much smaller yachts such as our Ex-Commodore Tommy Allan sailing 'Roundabout', a Sigma 33.

The club has entertainment laid on for both nights the yachts are in port. On Thursday evening we have Flying Backswardz, and on Friday we have local favourites First Foot Soldiers. The bar has extended opening hours until 01:45 both nights.

We hope to have a great weekend, and all club members are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

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Margaret TaitGood luck to 'Roundabout ' and 'Erin'!4 days ago

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Good luck to Ex-Commodore Tommy Allan and crew on 'Roundabout', who have just left Lerwick, heading to Norway to take part in the 'Bergen to Shetland Race'.
See you again on the finish line at the Club on Thursday.

A reminder that the defibulator training is on in the Club tonight, when the Club also takes delivery of our machine.
The training is from 7pm, and I am told that last night they were finished at 8.30pm.
We have spaces available, so if you can, please come along and take part.