Learn to sail on the Moray Firth, Scotland with the Banff Sailing Club.

Banff Sailing Club unites people who are interested in sailing. Our members represent all walks of life and draw from a broad area of the North East. The Banff Sailing Club has two Hunter 707 fixed keel sailing boats for helping people to learn to sail. For information on ‘Taster Sessions’, improving your skills, or racing, email: 707info@banffsailingclub.co.uk

Situated on the North-East coast of Scotland, Banff Sailing Club is a well-established sailing club celebrating its 45th birthday this year. The club has a good history and a current enrolment of about 70 enthusiastic members. In January 2016 we were a finalist for the RYA ‘Club of the Year’ award and BSC stalwart Jane Bowie won the RYA’s Elizabeth MacKay Award for female endeavours in the sport of sailing. Annual involvement and active participation in the RYA ‘Push the boat out’ event, in May, aims to encourage members of the public to join in as part of National Watersports Month.

Many club members tend to moor their boats in Banff or Whitehills, whilst others have their boats further afield.  There is a range of diversity in the level of experience in our membership complement. New members are always welcome. Our membership page outlines details related to fees. It is not essential to have your own boat – club boats are available for use, as are numerous opportunities to crew on fellow members’ boats.

Unless there is inclement weather, members are usually out sailing. For further details please contact our trusty bosun: bosun@banffsailingclub.co.uk to make a plan to get on the water!

Please find latest newsletter here and our Facebook page entries listed below.

For the latest club news and current events please join us on Facebook.

January 2022 …

Banff Sailing Club are delighted to be awarded over £16,000 from the Aberdeenshire Council Coastal Communities Challenge fund. The grant will allow BSC to offer a wider range of sailing opportunities to the public and new members, to offer the clubhouse to other leisure organisations and to widen our remit to cover sailing and water sports.

 

 Aberdeenshire Council’s press release said..

Eight projects have been awarded £73,000 in funding from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2021-22 Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme.  

Grants were awarded to organisations along the region’s coast by the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG).  The funding programme distributes revenues generated by Crown Estate Scotland, from which Aberdeenshire Council receives an annual allocation.

In a highly competitive application round – assessed and approved by NESFLAG, a cross-sector partnership comprising representatives from Aberdeenshire’s coastal and fishing sectors – the successful projects were selected for their positive economic, social or environmental impact on coastal communities.

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1 day ago

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BSC is delighted to have received a substantial grant from the fund below. We will use the funds for a variety of things such as new sails, heating upgrade and new engine for the rib boat. Many thanks to everyone for their hard work with the grant and we are looking forward to a great sailing season ahead.Great to see another eight projects being awarded a total of £73,000 from our Coastal Communities Challenge Fund.The funding programme distributes revenues generated by Crown Estate Scotland, from which Aberdeenshire Council receives an annual allocation.Following another highly competitive application round, successful projects include improvements to Banff Sailing Club’s clubhouse and new equipment for sailing activities, beach wheelchairs for disabled access to St Cyrus beach nature reserve and a new heating system for Aberdeen and Stonehaven Yacht Club’s clubhouse at Stonehaven HarbourFull details here: online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/news/release.aspx?newsID=8420 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Successful maintenance day on the club boats yesterday. Getting the boats ready for this seasons sailing. Good food and team fun too ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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How lovely the harbours looking at Banff ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Lovely meal and prizegiving at the Town & County club ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Last sail of the season...its been a blast, till next year😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Lovely day for a sail to Gamrie ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Lovely sail to Portsoy on Saturday, could this be a competition winning photo? ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Tuesday evening sailing....not many left now ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Great opportunityBanff Sailing Club are having an open day next Saturday 4th September, an opportunity to come along and try sailing on our club boats. If you would like to give this a shot please PM this page and we can book you a slot.**Could the couple that spoke to me on Saturday please get in touch** ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Banff Sailing Club are having an open day next Saturday 4th September, an opportunity to come along and try sailing on our club boats. If you would like to give this a shot please PM this page and we can book you a slot.**Could the couple that spoke to me on Saturday please get in touch** ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Banff Regatta prize-giving, thanks to all that took part ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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End of a great regatta, boats coming into Whitehills. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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The staycation summer of cycling reaches day 49! Pauline and Jon Robertson join the exodus to the Banff Coast ...with a photo that definitely says Banff and strongly hints at coast! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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We're all off to Lossie! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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A fantastic trip to the Forth, thanks to all at PEYC. We'll done Team Predator ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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More from the Forth ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Look out for Predator ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Not much wind on the Forth today ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Lovely weather on the Forth. Good luck to Team Predator! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Grand race along to Gardenstown ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Good turn out for Wednesday night sailing again, if you fancy having a go just ping us a message! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Saturday sailing ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Wednesday night sailing ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Lovely day for it ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Let's hope the weather continues..... ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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A lovely cruise to Gardenstown last year.. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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Club boats going back in the water at Whitehills Harbour, let the season begin... ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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The commitment from the Scottish Government to a timeline on the Routemap out of lock down enables us to plan constructively for a return to boating across Scotland.At this point we can provide a set of basic expectations for boating and we will issue more detailed guidance once we have further clarification from the Government and sportscotland.The ongoing Connect sessions for clubs and training centres are an excellent opportunity to discuss in great detail how the guidance might apply for your club of centre. Please keep in eye on social media. Current guidance is available below.bit.ly/RYAS_RTB ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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The commitment from the Scottish Government to a timeline on the Routemap out of lock down enables us to plan constructively for a return to boating across Scotland.At this point we can provide a set of basic expectations for boating and we will issue more detailed guidance once we have further clarification from the Government and sportscotland.The ongoing Connect sessions for clubs and training centres are an excellent opportunity to discuss in great detail how the guidance might apply for your club of centre.Current guidance is available below.bit.ly/RYAS_RTB ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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The RYA Scotland has provided upto date Friday 12th March guidance. Below is the key points relevant to the club and its members.1. Boat owners are allowed to travel to their boat for essential maintenance only. They have stated this should be for as short an amount of time as possible and not to loiter etc.2. Those who live within Aberdeenshire can sail there own boat with those from the same household. This is a clear change from previous guidance as they have allowed sailing to come within the permitted exercise. Those taking this option should note that your limited to a 5 mile border into any neighbouring local authority area (ie moray) and no entry to any port. So those able to sail out of whitehills/ Portsoy must return to their staring port.3. No overnight stays on board.4. The maintenance of boats in compounds out of the water remain that you can only check they are secure. There are likely to be further updates in the coming weeks, at present the 29th April is the date club boats are likely able to resume sailing with restrictions.The 5th April remains the likely date maintenance and upgrades etc can resume.The key advice remains stay home at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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Well done first British hone Pip Hare Ocean Racing ... See MoreSee Less
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12 months ago

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Notice to Mariners - Banff Harbour Closure ... See MoreSee Less
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12 months ago

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First very successful online quiz yesterday afternoon. Great fun had by all. Lots of laughter and jokes. Thanks to Margaret for excellent questions. ... See MoreSee Less
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12 months ago

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Anyone fancy doing this?Great online opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a Race Officer. The course will be on the 20th of February with some pre course modules beforehand. To sign up, visit bit.ly/2MdMsmHIf you would like to know a bit more about Race Officer roles, visit www.rya.org.uk/racing/race-officials/want-to-be-a-race-official/race-officials-roles/Pages/hub.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Xmas is coming.... why not gift a session to learn how to sail on board one of our club boats? Or of course plan your new year resolution to expand your skills.... pm for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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The RYA have produced a RYA Racing Charter poster which is available to affiliated clubs and class associations. The Charter Principles are for Fair Racing, Fair Resolution, Respect and Accountability.Please see the link below to download your copy.www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Racing/RacingInformation/RacingCharter/Racing-Charter.pdf?... ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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With winter upon us this week sees lots of activity on the marina, keep an eye out for the lifting of the two club boats on Thursday morning around 8am. On Saturday morning starting 10am the club boats will undergo maintenance checks and a general clean.... please come along and join us! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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First Ministers announcement on revised Local Authority Protection Levels. 17 November 2020 The First Minister has announced changes to the protection levels applying to a number of local authorities across Scotland. Notably 11 Local Authorities are being moved to Level 4. She has also announced that regulations to enforce travel restrictions associated with the protection levels will be enacted on Friday 20 November. These will inevitably affect the ability of many people, particularly adults, to travel to their club, centre or marina to go out on their boat or to undertake maintenance or participate in training. RYA Scotland are actively looking at the detail of the current guidance and will scrutinise forthcoming details from both the Scottish Government and sportscotland to ensure we present the most supportive information in the context of boating. We plan to be able to run a good number of our planned Class Academies this coming weekend and into the next three weeks but understand some people may not now be able to travel to attend. The Performance Team will be in touch tomorrow, Wednesday 18 November, with everyone currently registered to attend an Academy to discuss your options. A further update to this post will be made on Friday 20 November and any changes to RYA Scotland guidance announced as soon as these are available. The current guidance from RYA Scotland is still valid and available on our website www.rya.org.uk/scotland James Allan Chief Executive Officer RYA Scotland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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With a week until the Affiliated Clubs Conference, Club Zone's Adam McGovern chats to Gareth Brookes to find out why clubs should attend the virtual event.Listen or Watch here li.sten.to/RYAClubZone Book your place on the conference here: www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/events/Pages/affiliate-conferences.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Match racing is teh subject of this week's RYA webinar on the new racing rules of Sailing which come into play in January 2021.Experienced match racer Kate Macgregor and umpire Craig Mitchell talk us through some of the changes.youtu.be/ltlNp1l7TSw ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Five boats out from Banff today, a lovely afternoon sail. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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As an RYA affiliated club, Banff sailing club invites members to the below conference. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Sailing superstars are heading up this years RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference supported by Gallagher, on Saturday 21 November.Quadruple Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Ainslie joins fellow Double Olympic Gold Medalist and Broadcaster Shirley Robertson in bringing club members from around the country together in a series of live webinars that aim to support volunteers as they reflect on their experiences and look ahead to the future. This year’s online conference will explore the theme of ‘a different world with new opportunities’, in recognition of the challenging times clubs have experienced during Covid-19 and the innovative ideas and opportunities that have emerged as a result.During the online event Ben Ainslie will be sharing his own experiences of lockdown and how America’s Cup contender INEOS Team UK has bounced back and prepares in New Zealand, despite the difficulties, with an exclusive video presentation. Conference delegates will gain access to exclusive club development webinar streams which will start from the 23rd November, so there are plenty of reasons to register for this years event. And of course you don't need to travel! There will be technical support for those who may be unsure how to access the conference’s online content to ensure everyone who wants to participate can do so.Book your FREE place for the 2020 RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference. www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/events/Pages/affiliate-conferences.aspxPrestwick Sailing Club Largs Sailing Club Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Campbeltown Sailing Club Helensburgh Sailing Club Largo Bay Sailing Club- LBSC Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club Cove Sailing Club, Argyll Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club Oban Sailing Club Lochcarron Sailing Club Sail Lochaber Sailing & Cruising Scotland The Solway Yacht Club Royal Tay Yacht Club - Sailing in Dundee Scotland Dundee Sailing club Loch Tummel Sailing Club East Lothian Yacht Club Loch Venachar Sailing Club Fisherrow Yacht Club Montrose Sailing Club Banff Sailing Club Nairn Sailing Club Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust Annandale Sailing Club ASYC Loch Lomond Sailing Club Gairloch Boat Club Fairlie Yacht Club Orkney Sailing Club Skye Sailing Club PEYC - Port Edgar Yacht Club Troon Cruising Club Clyde Cruising Club Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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