RYA Push the Boat Out

Welcome to the Pentland Firth Yacht Club

The Club was founded on the 9th October 1953, and is now located in the south east corner of Scrabster Harbour. The aim of the Club is to encourage sailing and seamanship, to foster racing and the social sides of sailing. This is achieved by an active racing program, a well attended sail training programme and excellent socials. Facilities include dinghy storage compound and access to two slipways adjacent to the club. There is a workshop area for boat repairs, well equipped kitchen area for that lunch time stop over, change rooms and function hall.


The club sails in Thurso Bay located between two headlands, Holburn Head and Dunnet Head. This gives a large deep water sheltered sailing area with few restrictions. We sail every Sunday from 1300 to around 1630 (weather & daylight permitting) between May to October. The handicap fleet includes Lasers, Tasars, Fireballs, Toppers, Mirrors.



The Pentland Firth Yacht Club hosted 'Push The Boat Out' on Sunday 12th May, this was an RYA initiative to encourage persons without sailing experience to give the sport a try. We feel the event was a great success, multiple beginners gave the sport a try, See our events section for a the full report.


We will be holding a training course in June for essential training, to become competent in handling a sailing dinghy to RYA Level 2 standard.

Event Reports Section under Sailing in the menu above, or follow the link.



We now use Excel to record results. Results are stored on our computer, and will soon be a part of the website.



For more information on club events, check out the latest club Newsletter or e-mail PentlandFirthYC@gmail.com


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Found this short video on Youtube produced by the BBC ahead of the Olympics, showing the rules of sailing around a triangle, something to be aware of when sailing in a close-knit fleet. Laser Racing Video