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
Commodore

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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. ...

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.
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A reminder about the Fiddle and Accordion Festival this week, We are still needing volunteers to fill spaces on bar shifts.

The rota sheets are posted on the notice board in the club, and I would ask all members to please offer to help the club over this event. It really makes a difference to our income for the year and the facilities we are able to provide.
Setting up starts on Tuesday (9th October) at 5pm (till ~6.30pm) and involves lifting the bar units into place. On Wednesday (10th October), the bar stock arrives and needs to be checked and put away. Again, this will be from 5pm.
The festival bar opens at 11am each day from Thursday (11th October) through to Sunday (14th October), and the day is generally split into 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm, 7pm-11pm & 11pm-2am shifts, except for Saturday when the bar closes at 4pm for the Grand Dance at Clickimin.
If you cannot get along to the club, and are able help out, please leave a message or call John Manson on 07901 792228 who can put your name on the rota.
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2 months ago

Lerwick Boating Club

Lerwick Boating Club are currently organising a 1 day First Aid course for members of the club.
The course will run from 9am to 4pm or 10am to 5pm, and is likely to be on a Sunday in November.
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
Please respond if you would like to attend.
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2 months ago

Lerwick Boating Club

Next week, Lerwick Boating Club are providing bar facilities for the annual Fiddle & Accordian Festival at Islesburgh. The rota sheets are posted on the notice board in the club, and I would ask all members to please offer to help the club over this event. It really makes a difference to our income for the year and the facilities we are able to provide.

Setting up starts on Tuesday (9th October) at 5pm (till ~6.30pm) and involves lifting the bar units into place. On Wednesday (10th October), the bar stock arrives and needs to be checked and put away. Again, this will be from 5pm.

The festival bar opens at 11am each day from Thursday (11th October) through to Sunday (14th October), and the day is generally split into 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm, 7pm-11pm & 11pm-2am shifts, except for Saturday when the bar closes at 4pm for the Grand Dance at Clickimin.

If you cannot get along to the club, and are able help out, please leave a message or call John Manson on 07901 792228 who can put your name on the rota.
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