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.

August 2020 – We are trying to open up club activities as best we can during the Covid 19 crisis but are following government advice all the way. Quite a number of boats are making it back onto the water and we are attempting to organise a variety of sailing events as best we can.

 

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5 days ago

Banff Sailing Club

Next Club Event, on 8th. August. Planning dropping marks in Banff Bay, for those who wish to practice their skills in rounding marks .Also a short passage to a GPS coordinate, East or West according to forecast. The plan is to have as many boats sailing and cruising round Banff Bay.

Notice of Event will be sent out in good time.

The 15th. August the Event will be a Passage Race/ Time Trial, along the Coast. On returning to Banff, an open air BBQ on the Quay side.

You might even see dolphins
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6 days ago

Banff Sailing Club

Great trip to Bow Fiddle rock today. Sailing planned next two weekends. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Banff Sailing Club

We left Lossiemouth on Sunday and had a boisterous run north to Wick in company with 'About Time' and 'Aquamarijn' .They continued to Orkney on Tuesday and we waited for Wayfarer who joined us direct from Banff. We then Crossed Pentland in glorious sunshine to Longhope to anchor. Sailed to Stromness on Thursday and plan to leave for Eynhallow Sound tomorrow. Weather typically Scottish but yesterday was perfect for bike hire.

Graham
Skipper Plan B
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2 weeks ago

Banff Sailing Club

Ten boats put in Banff Bay today dodging the showers and trying to find wind. Good to be out. Next event August 8th. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Banff Sailing Club

Dear Members

B.S.C.Saturdays sail is an informal event..All welcome to participate in the first sail of the season. Low water 1030, 0.77mts. High Water1634. 3.68mts.

Meet on the water as the tide allows. Plan to sail with tide West to Portsoy/ Sandend, Stop off or return to berth at your own time,

B.B.C. weather suggests Southerly Wind,8 to 12 kts. Thunder showers, gentle breeze. Temperature 11 to 18 degrees.

Looking forward to a good fleet of boats on the water and enjoyable sail in good company.

I am available on my mobile 078811350454, if any clarification is required.

Thanks.

Gordon.
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2 weeks ago

Banff Sailing Club

Saturday 25th July 2020.
You are all invited to a cruise in company along the coast to celebrate our first organized event of 2020 and the return to sailing.
The event is open to all who wish to take part members or none members.
High Water Banff 1634 BST, 3.68 height.
Contact for the day is Gordon Maitland.
Gordon can be contacted on VHF channel 72 on the day or by phone 07811 350454 should you wish for any information prior to
Saturday.
The course will be determined by the weather, so if you wish to join in contact with Gordon on the day by VHF radio or by mobile.
There will be no official start or finish time, yachts will join in as and when they are able to.
The purpose of this Event is to have as many yachts on the water as possible and have an enjoyable sail.
It is likely the boats leaving Banff will not be able to exit the marina until approximately 10.30.
Best Regards,
Hope to see you on the water.

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Pam
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4 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

Well it's a boat at least! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Membership pack dropped through our door yesterday. Good to see the Zephyr leading the fleet! Here’s to future sailing. Have you got your pack? ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Speed challenge Figure 8 knots. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Stay safe everyone and we will be back once this over ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

Stay safe everyone and we will be back once this over ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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Sailors take cabbages to sea as they keep and are nutritious. Great staple British grown food at this time of shortages ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Clever design ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Funny Friday ... See MoreSee Less

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7 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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7 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

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

Banff Sailing Club

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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7 months ago

Mark Donnelly

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

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7 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

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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8 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

Any skippers for this crew?
youtu.be/AeWxaXYFn04
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8 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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8 months ago

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

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9 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

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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10 months ago

Carmen Garcia-carballido

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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11 months ago

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All welcome to come along ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Rescheduled Banff Sailing Club Regatta ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

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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12 months ago

Banff Sailing Club

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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12 months ago

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Stick Daring off to Lossie ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

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

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12 months ago

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

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1 years 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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1 years ago

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

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1 years ago

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Beautiful night for a sail ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Glorious sailing day at Banff ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Lovely evening sail ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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

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1 years ago

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Portsoy boat festival ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years 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

Banff Sailing Club

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

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1 years ago

Serenity Voyages

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

Banff Sailing Club

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

Please share. let us know if you will be there. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

Banff Sailing Club

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!
Leona
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1 years ago

Banff Sailing Club

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

Banff Sailing Club

Get in touch if you would like to come along. ... See MoreSee Less

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