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 in 2020. 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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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 years ago

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New South Aberdeen harbour visitor centre open. Interesting information on construction and that the harbour authority is the oldest company being 900 years old. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Once again the Banff Sailing club in conjunction with Banff Harbour User Group hosted a competition for the best Christmas decorated boat in Banff Harbour. As a result there is a joyous splash of Christmas cheer in and around Banff harbour that is visible from as far afield as Macduff and Whitehills.A big thanks to the individuals who generously contributed the prizes (alcohol and chocolate, what's not to like). Also a big pat on the back to those who braved the bitterly cold weather to attend and make a very enjoyable evening. The mince pies, clotted cream with lashings of hot beverages went down well (thank you Mary, who made the pies). Also a special thanks to Lynn Rae from Deveron Radio who kindly came along and judged the event. Congratulations to all those who took part, particularly the winners. Overall another good night at the club. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Great afternoon at Banff Sailing Club brushing up on passage planning with a hypothetical trip from Banff to Arbroath. Next session in January maybe drawing up a more detailed plan. A good get together and home bakes and mince pies too. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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Brilliant lunch at Town and County Club, Banff as always. Well done to all prize winners ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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It is with great sadness that Banff Sailing Club acknowledges the passing of Queen Elizabeth , and as a mark of respect have cancelled forth coming sailing events. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Banff Sailing Club held its annual regatta on Saturday. It was a blustery day but some wonderful sailing. Prize giving and BBQ and lots of chat in the evening. Kindly sponsored by Buccaneer Marine Chandlery Get in touch if you would like to try sailing on our club boats or want to become a member ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Banff Sailing Club Regatta Saturday 20th August 09:30 briefing at Whitehills ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Banff Sailing Club is holding its annual regatta Saturday 20th August. Racing. Cruising. Prize giving and social BBQ. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Champagne sailing...doesn't happen too often! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Great day for club with RYA Discover Sailing day. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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On Saturday 9th July Banff Sailing Club are holding a RYA Discover Sailing day. Your chance to come along and get out sailing on one of our club boats. There will be 2 sessions, one at 10am and one at 1pm, please message us to secure your slot. Weather looks great, look forward to seeing everyone at Whitehills on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Another good night on the water ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Lovely night for a sail. If anyone is interested in coming along anytime just send us a message ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Second day of great sailing. Do you want to have a try and take up a new hobby. Just get in touch. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Another brilliant day on the water⛵⛵ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Great day out today with two boats. Light winds on way to lunch stop at Portsoy then dolphins for one boat on way home. It’s all about the course ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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The motley crew ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Members Yearbook in the post soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Great day out on Sunday too. Started with sausage and bacon rolls and copious quantities of coffee. Then off to Gardenstown for lunch.It was a blustery morning, so 2 reefs in and we still managed 8 knots up wind. A fast reach back where we met Alistair and Moira guesting on Dan Dare. A bit of a tacking dual in Banff Bay and back to Whitehills by teatime before the front with heavy winds came through. Sunburnt noses too! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Great day sailing today. So much fun forgot to take pictures. Two boats out, lots of sun, laughs and even a successful spinniker jybe or two. Did notice the hour glass on Predator, but wont mention it because they trounced Touchdown on the way home. Good day out. Thanks Moira for organising it. We are out again tomorrow with breakfast rolls before we go. Should be another great day out. See you on the water ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Cracking mid week cruise ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Cracking sail to Gardenstown and lunch ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Thanks to Margaret and Jim for the quiz, Dave, Leona and Pam for food. A good night was had by all, roll on the sailing⛵⛵⛵ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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An RYA First Aid course by the Ocean Youth Trust is taking place in the clubhouse on Sunday 10th April. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm. Lunch is 30 minutes. (Please bring your own)Cost of the course is £80 per person. Just to let you know there are 2 spaces remaining. For those attending the course I would really appreciate it if you could confirm with me so I can pass your names to Gordon.Please let me know if you wish to attend by Monday 4th April. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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Hi FolksWe have a quiz and chilli night coming up this Saturday 2nd April, 6pm at the clubhouse, Pam and Leona are cooking up a storm, Margaret has the questions sorted, just need some brainy quizzers...All welcome to come along and chat sailing and see what everyone is planning this season ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Lovely meal and prizegiving at the Town & County club ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years ago

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

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Lovely day for a sail to Gamrie ... See MoreSee Less
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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Tuesday evening sailing....not many left now ... See MoreSee Less
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3 years 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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3 years 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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3 years ago

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

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End of a great regatta, boats coming into Whitehills. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 years ago

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3 years 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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3 years ago

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3 years ago

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We're all off to Lossie! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 years 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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3 years ago

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More from the Forth ... See MoreSee Less
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