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?

A date for your diary: Men’s Steak Night

The very popular annual Men's Steak Night will return on Saturday 17th March.

We will have 2 sittings – 7.15pm & 8.30pm, with a 3 course meal (inc wine) for a bargain £25 per person.

Full details of menu, booking information and entertainment will be posted shortly.

Proceeds of night will be donated to the fund for the new Blokart Land Yachts, which the Club hope to have up and running very shortly for our junior members (and young at heart senior members!)

Change to Club Bar Opening Hours:
At a recent committee meeting, a review was undertaken of average bar takings on each session we are open during the week. This has shown that in the winter period, Tuesday night generates very small takings.
With a reduced number of bar staff available to cover shifts, it has therefore been decided to close the bar on Tuesday evenings from this week until closer to the summer.
This decision will be reviewed at each committee meeting.
The bar will remain open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings as usual.

Jarl Squad with their squad song tonight. ...

Jarl Squad visit tonight. Think was possibly the busiest the club has ever been! ...

Must be a first for the Lerwick Boating Club, a full pipe band playing as warm up before the Jarl Squad. A welcome visit from the Kirkwall City Pipe Band. ...


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Thanks for a warm welcome, we enjoyed wir peerie tune in the lbc x

Wish I was there!

Thanks for the addition to our Up Helly Aa corner!

Hopefully see you all again another year.

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