Fife Sailing Clubs
Dalgety Bay Sailing Club is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth approximately 3 miles East of the Forth Rail Bridge. The club lies in its own extensive coastal grounds complete with a high tide access harbour. The clubhouse itself has unrivalled views out over the river to Edinburgh and the Forth Bridges.
During the sailing season, dinghy racing takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Junior and adult training takes place on Tuesday evenings and Keelboat racing takes place on Friday evenings.
Aberdour is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth approximately 6 miles east of the Forth Bridge.
Aberdour Boat Club was founded in 1930. The Club encourages and supports the enjoyment of water-based sports including yachting, dinghy sailing, motorboating, kayaking and windsurfing.
The Club hosts a series of events throughout the year, both on and off the water. New members and participants are always welcome. The club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
EESC enjoys a wonderful location on the north coast of the Firth of Forth. It has excellent facilities for dinghies and yachts, a modern well-equipped Clubhouse, sailing and social events and a Blue Flag beach.
Elie harbour dries to a sandy bottom and it is most suited to dinghies, bilge keel or centreboard yachts, up to about 30 feet long. However, the two visitor berths are ideal for a mid-season scrub for slightly larger yachts. Fresh water is provided at the visitor berths. Deep-water moorings are also available and larger craft should take the southerly mooring buoy.
Largo Bay Sailing Club is a dinghy racing club on the south coast of Fife less than an hour from Edinburgh and Perth. The bay is sheltered, little affected by the tides and is reckoned to be one of the best sailing areas in Scotland. We have handicap racing on Sundays from March to October with an additional race on Wednesday evenings from May to the beginning of September.
We race a variety of boats at the club including 29er, 505, RS400, RS600, RS800, Laser 4000, Laser 3000, Laser 2000, Laser eps, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser Pico, Buzz, Contender, Solo, Finn and Mirror.
A couple of years ago we opened an extension to the clubhouse giving us bigger changing rooms and increasing the number of showers threefold. A state of the art gas boiler has been installed to ensure these showers can run hot forever! We have an active junior training section using the club Laser Picos and are currently developing an adult training facility using Laser 2000s that we hope will bring sailors back into the sport.
Our membership is mainly dinghies with a few dayboats out on moorings. We welcome all abilities as long as they have an interest in sailing. In recent years the Solo fleet has expanded to something like 13 boats. The river is tidal and we sail about 2 hours each side of high water.
We always manage several cruises throughout the year and often sail upriver and take a picnic to places like Inchyra where there is a Civil Service Boat Club, to one of the old salmon stations or to Elcho Castle. It is also possible to sail quite far up the River Earn which joins the Tay just upriver from Newburgh. Cruises downriver to Dundee and beyond are also possible. Some of our more adventurous members have taken their small boats right round the coast via St Andrews to the East Neuk Fife harbours on the Firth Of Forth.
In recent years we have run successful ‘Introduction to Sailing courses’ which have helped increase our membership. We also run training courses for powerboat and rescue boat so that members can share the rescue boat duties.