Arran Yacht Club was formed in 1956 to promote the sport of sailing on the Isle of Arran. The club is based at Lamlash Pier and as well as owning its premises has a long term lease on the Pier and adjoining shore. During the summer the club holds handicap dinghy racing on Saturdays and some Sundays from Easter to October. Regular classes involved are Albacores, GP14s and Lasers but any dinghy with a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap is welcome to join in. In addition keelboats have their own programme of Cup Races and some join in with mainland clubs to race their series.