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?

Santie is looking for names and ages of any member's bairns (P6 and under) who'll be attending the Christmas party on Wed 28 Dec. Please PM me details and I'll pass them on. Thank you! ...

Lerwick Boating Club are planning to show the Scottish Autumn Rugby tests on the big screen.
First game is Australia tomorrow (Saturday 12th Nov). Kick off is at 14:30.
The bar will be open, and half time pies will be available.
Members and guests are welcome to come along and enjoy the game.

LBC - FIddle and Accordian Festival Bar

Once again LBC will be providing the bar facilities at the Fiddle Festival in Islesburgh this weekend.

The container with the bar equipment needs to be unloaded and carried upstairs on Tuesday, to allow everything to be set up on Wednesday.

Help is therefore required on Tuesday (04 October) at 5pm - meet at Islesburgh Community Centre. It should take about an hour.

Names are also needed for the bar rota over the Festival (Thursday through to Sunday), so please put your name on the list ASAP.

If you cannot get along to the club to put your name on the list, please pm this page, or give John Manson a call (07901 792228), who can allocate you a shift.

Please remember that this is a big earning weekend for the club, and lot's of help is needed to make it work. The club benefits greatly from this income, so we hope many members can assist over the weekend.

John J Manson

Lerwick Boating Club shared BBC Radio Orkney's album.

BBC Radio Orkney's photos of the weekend.

Organisers of Orkney's first rowing regatta have described today's event as a 'fantastic success'. Over a hundred rowers took part in the event, with districts from across Shetland travelling south to take part. A large crowd of spectators turned up to cheer on the teams. You can find the results from across the classes at the end of the album.

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