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?

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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Lerwick Boating Club shared Gavin Walls Photography's post.

Some photos of the inaugural Orkney Yoal Regatta this past weekend, where 6 Shetland yoals, including the Lerwick Yoal competed.

Orkney Rowing Club Inaugural Yole Rowing Regatta, Burray 2016 Orkney Rowing Club

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As we head towards the final month of the sailing season, this weekend sees a busy sailing schedule of action at the Club.

Friday night: Start 19:00 - Races 3 & 4 in the Autumn Dinghy Points Race Series.

Saturday morning: Junior Inter-Club. Mirrors from around Shetland competing for the junior Inter-Club trophies. 3 races, with first start at 09:15.

Saturday Afternoon: From 2 pm. Our Annual Junior Fun Day for all our Mirror race crews and beginners. A day with different kinds sailing for our young people. They may get a chance to try trapezing for the first time, go on a yacht, along with other activities. It is always a fun filled day, with lots of parents around as well.

Sunday: Start 12:00. The races postponed from the Lerwick Regatta a few weeks ago. There will be 3 races sailed back to back.

Anything on in da club ower the weekend? ...

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Lerwick Boating ClubInter-Club regatta. Prize giving in club on Saturday night.2 months ago

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