Welcome to Lochaber Yacht Club

We are a friendly, fun, family sailing club based in the Highland town of Fort William, offering watersports for all in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

New members welcome!

The club was formed in 1954 and has enjoyed a loyal membership ever since. New members are always welcome to join our club, so if you have a desire to learn to sail, come along and take a look around our facilities and boats. We sail April to September every year. Our members are at the club every Thursday 10-12 doing maintenance, do come to see us or email our Membership Secretary for more information.

Lochaber Yacht Club is an RYA training centre with a range of dinghies and keelboats for members use. As well as sailing courses, we also offer powerboat training to help us expand our safety boat crews. Progression within the club is accessible to everyone, through courses, racing events, cruising trips and when we are not out on the loch we arrange winter talks on a whole range of subjects. The clubhouse offers great facilities for members, so we organise social events throughout the year including a Fitting out supper, regular BBQ’s, Christmas socials and much more.

Our location gives perfect access to Loch Linnhe, being within walking distance of the town centre and railway station. Members have access to a private car park, well-equipped clubhouse and private slipway to launch and recover boats with ease. Personal boat storage is also available on request.

Visitors to Loch Linnhe

If you are planning a trip to Fort William, we would love to welcome you to our club. Events are often open for visitors to attend whether you have your own boat or would like to borrow one of ours. Charges will apply for use of the club facilities so for more details email our Secretary. If you are arriving by boat, we have 2 visitor moorings available at a charge.  There is a daily fee for the moorings and long stays may be available by arrangement.  Contact Our Secretary on secretary@lochaber-yacht-club.co.uk or 07881 561 970.

Achintore Moorings Owners Association (AMOA) manage 24 moorings just down from the club. They can be contacted through: Marian Austin – 07769 877750 or Hamish Loudon – 07879 651851.

Fort William Marina and Shoreline Community Interest have a pontoon available at the north end of the West End Car Park for yachts and small cruisers to come alongside and gain safe access to shore. Visit their website for prices and availability.

Thomas Telford Corpach Marina at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal is a community owned and managed marina and slipway providing sheltered berths and access to Loch Linnhe. There are full shore facilities including coffee shop.

Fuel and Water

The nearest filling station is at Morrison’s supermarket in the town. Diesel can be purchased if you pay to go into the Caledonian Canal basin. Water can be made available at the sailing club.