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Glasgow University Sailing Club was founded in 1912. We are a very active society, and there are many diverse ways to get involved, from fleet racing and team racing in dinghies (Fireflies), to fleet racing, match racing and two social cruises on yachts each year, as well a multitude of socials for both sailors and enthusiastic social members. Beginners are welcome to try sailing in dinghies or yachts, and to get involved in our weekly Wednesday night socials!
We offer open dinghy sailing every Wednesday afternoon at Bardowie Loch with a team of qualified instructors who can teach you to sail, help you gain official RYA level 1 and 2 qualifications and make sure you're safe on the water.
If you already know your way around a boat, you can join in our active Wednesday open sailing section. We also run our West Coast Cruise from Largs every October, and an unmissable trip to the Med in June with Summer Sail Week.
Team racing in dinghies is currently the most active part of the club and we have been very successful competitively in both dinghies and yachts over the past few years. We enter four dinghy teams in the Scottish Student Sailing leagues each season, and regularly travel south to England to enter open events and compete in the British University Sailing Association (BUSA) Team Racing Finals at the end of the year. Dinghy teams train weekly on Saturdays at Bardowie Loch and events are held over weekends.
Glasgow University Sailing Club also hosts the Glasgow Grouse: a competitive annual team racing league event in October which usually involves over 20 teams. Open to both university and open teams it involves an intense weekend on the water as well as a ceilidh on the Saturday night.
The yachting team train a couple of times a semester at Port Edgar, and regularly compete in events such as the SSS Yachting Championship, the Ceilidh Cup, the Cameron Trophy and BUSA Yachting. Both teams will be actively recruiting at the start of the year.
Check out our website and Facebook page/group to keep up to date with the club and feel free to get in touch. See you on the water!