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?

Final reminder, that if you have not returned your raffle tickets in aid of the bairns Christmas Party, please drop them along the club before the draw on Saturday evening.
Donations of raffle prizes are always welcome.

A reminder that this Saturday (15th December) is our Annual Prize Draw.
If you not returned your raffle tickets, you still have time.
Please drop them along the club before the draw on Saturday evening.
Donations of raffle prizes are always welcome.

A message from Christabel and Frances, who have taken over from Valerie in organising the LBC bairns Christmas Party.

A note went out with the raffle tickets last week regarding the party, but in case some have gone missing in the post, they say that Santa is looking for names and ages of any member's bairns (Primary 6 and under) who would like to attend the Christmas party on Friday 28 December. It is from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Christabel and Frances need to know names and age as soon as possible so that they can advise Santa and his team.

Please send the club an email to provide names and ages of the bairns wanting to attend to:

3 months ago

Lerwick Boating Club

A Lerwick team's rowing meeting has been arranged for this Saturday (3rd Nov) at 7pm in da club. We are hoping to discuss such things as what we need to do to have teams in all categories next year; arrangements for practice for all teams next year (particularly coxing and helping with under 12s and under 16s/21s) and what maintenance / improvements we need to do to the boats over the winter - all welcome. ...

3 months ago

Lerwick Boating Club

Lerwick Boating Club are running a certified 1 day First Aid course for members of the club on Sunday 18th November.
The course will run from 9.30am through to approx 4.30pm, in the club house.
We have a few spare spaces, and the course is free if the participants are using it for the benefit of the club.
Many people need to update their first aid training for their Sailing Instructor / Powerboat certification, so this is a great opportunity.
Please respond if you would like to attend.