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.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Some great sailing today at Banff. Hot pies in the oven. Great sunset on way home. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Quiz night is Saturday 29th February
Save the date
Details soon
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6 months ago

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Lovely morning in Banff today, lots planned at the Committee meeting and the rib power boat maintenance work done with the rib now out of the water. Save the date. Quiz night Saturday February 28th. Details coming out soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Power boat now out of the water for maintenance ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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The committee will be meeting tomorrow morning and others will be around the harbour doing some maintenance work on the club boats so if you are around Banff Harbour at lunchtime pop into the clubhouse for a coffee ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

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Any skippers for this crew?
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7 months ago

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Today’s Xmas soup and mince pies went down a treat.... a big thank you to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

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Lovely lunch and prize-giving at the Town and County club ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

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First meeting of new committee today. Christmas meal and prize giving Sunday 24th November. Have you got your tickets? Soup and mince pie Saturday 14th December 12.30 with discussion and ideas chat about programme for 2020. All welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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9 months ago

Notice - Banff Bridge to close for repairs on Sun 27th - same day of the AGM

www.facebook.com/430917186975751/posts/2648455325221915?sfns=moA reminder to motorists that Banff Bridge will be closed for one day this Sunday (October 27) to enable a routine inspection to be undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council.

The bridge closure was scheduled before the recent flooding and, in the interests of public safety, will be closed from 5am to 1pm.

Access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A traffic diversion will be in place via the A947 to Turriff, A947 via Market Street, Church Street, Gladstone Terrace, Deveron Street and Deveron Road to B9025 to Aberchirder to A97 to Banff.
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10 months ago

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11 months ago

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Rescheduled Banff Sailing Club Regatta ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Last call for a RYA Powerboat Level 2 course this weekend at Peterhead: www.aberdeenshiresailing.org/aberdeenshire_sailing_trust_016.htm This is a pre-requisite for becoming a dinghy instructor. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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We've a VHF (SRC) Radio course & exam on Saturday 31st August at Peterhead. This is the course & exam that you need to be able to get a licence to use a VHF radio. More info here: www.aberdeenshiresailing.org/aberdeenshire_sailing_trust_013.htm ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Stick Daring off to Lossie ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Stick Daring round the UK in a laser! ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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A good day in the end. Being overtaken by Predator ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Click on link to access Entry form and Race Notice www.banffsailingclub.co.uk/index.php ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Lovely sail down to Gamrie for the gala ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Beautiful night for a sail ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Glorious sailing day at Banff ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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Lovely evening sail ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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Racing and BBQ Saturday 20th ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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Portsoy boat festival ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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Another great days sailing Saturday. A few boats out including the two 707s. Started off with light airs, then a front came through anwe had good winds. Then as it passed over it turned into a glorious afternoon sail. A few boats anchored up in the sheltered bay behind Troop Head and had lunch before sailing home. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Some great sailing past few weeks at Banff. Check out www.banffsailingclub.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

May 18th 2019 - Banff Sailing Club/RYA "Push the boat out" day. A grey, wet day with a bumpy sea for those wanting to try sailing, but a good time was had by all. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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1 years ago

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Come along and try sailing at Banff Sailing Club Saturday 18th May. There will be an opportunity to try skiff rowing with Deveron Coastal Rowers too! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

Whitehills Regatta

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1 years ago

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Just a reminder that this Friday (29 March) we will be having a specialist lecture at the clubhouse at 7pm. The title of the session is 'Practical meteorology and considerations on a memorable voyage'. We would really like to see as many people as possible. We had a similar event last year that was really successful and of course it's nice for people to get together ahead of the sailing season.

If you have friends who would like to come along, they would be more than welcome to join us - the more the merrier!!

If you (and guests) would like to come along on Friday, can you please let Dave know by end of play tomorrow as we will need to confirm final numbers on Thursday (david.goodwin@conocophillips.com). There will be food served on the night, so please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Hopefully we will see many of you on Friday evening!
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1 years ago

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We've a SRC (VHF) radio course coming up on Saturday 16th March at Peterhead. This is the course & exam leading to a licence to use a VHF radio. Online booking here: www.aberdeenshiresailing.org/aberdeenshire_sailing_trust_013.htm ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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1 years ago

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Great local course. Last few remaining places. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

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Kick off the new year with some training before the 2019 season gets underway 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

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Christmas lunch and prize winners, and the winning photo by Michael Soper! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

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All the entries for the Banff Sailing Club photo competition, this years theme was 'what sailing means to you' ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

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Aberdeen-based instructors are running RYA courses to raise funds for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland to support young people from the region going on voyages with the trust. Courses currently planned over the winter are:

Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory: this course starts on Saturday 29th September and runs over four weekends. There are still places available, but bookings must be made before Sunday 16th September.

Day Skipper Theory: This course will be run over three weekends starting late-January or early-February. Dates have yet to be finalised.

RYA First Aid: This one day course will be run on Saturday 12th January.

VHF SRC Course and Examination: This course can be taken on-line with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and then, after a morning’s recap using real VHF radios, examined in Aberdeen.

RYA Diesel Engine: This one day course will be run sometime over the winter; date to be announced.

All courses are planned to be run in Aberdeen at the Suttie Centre within the ARI complex, with the exception of the Diesel Engine course which will be run in or near Aberdeen (possibly Kingswells). If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact northeast@oytscotland.org.uk for further details.
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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Paul Murray
Hi, hope you done mind this message but due to personal circumstances I'm selling my yacht. It would be an ideal vessel for moving up from a dingy /training for Sea Sailing etc. It needs a little TLC, however the bilges are dry and the cabin has no damp. The electrics needs rewired and the motor needs a new coil. The yacht comes complete with custom trailer, Yamaha 4 stroke outboard, sails, life jackets radio's etc.. If anyone knows someone who might be interested Its up for auction at Thainstone, Inverurie this Saturday 30th. Many thanks Paul.
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2 years ago

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Banff Sailing Club, a great day on the water thanks to all those that came along to help and to those that came along to try sailing and rowing. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

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Banff Sailing Club, Rosehearty Community Boat Club, Peterhead Sailing Club - Push The Boat Out and Peterhead Sea Cadets are excited to be part of the National #PushTheBoatOut campaign to get more people out on the water enjoying #sailing and #boating.

Banff Sailing Club and Rosehearty Community Boat Club both have their events on Saturday 5th May whilst Peterhead Sailing Club will be hosting theirs on Sunday 13th May and lastly the Peterhead Sea Cadets will be holding their event on Saturday 26th May.

All are offering people of all abilities to come along and try boating as well as finding out more about their club and the kind of activities they run.

For more info check out their facebook page or go to www.rya.org.uk/PTBO for times, contact details, if you need to book and any age restrictions on activities.
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3 years ago

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BSC December 2017 Newsletter ... See MoreSee Less

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