How to join our Fort William sailing club

You can join Lochaber Yacht Club at any time of the year.  New active sailing members are most welcome. We have a large family membership with lots of young sailors. We’ve got a few old sea-salts too.  We have social events and the club house makes an excellent venue.

LYC is primarily a sailing club. Whilst we want to be inclusive, we have very limited onshore storage for anyone who wants to use a RIB or small fishing boat.  Good news is that Loch Linnhe should have lots of pontoon berths available later in the summer.

If you’d like to speak with someone before joining our sailing club, best thing to do is contact the membership secretary (link at bottom of page)  for details. You are also welcome to come down to the club to see what’s going on.  During the summer months, Monday evenings are for Soling and Keelboat sailing races, Thursday evenings are club nights and if conditions are right we may be able to get you out for a sail, but it’s best to pre-arrange this.   During the Autumn and early Winter some club members sail on a Sunday afternoon.

To apply for membership straightaway, complete our online membership application form. Once approved we will send you a link to set up a membership subscription. If you don’t already know a club member to ask them to be your proposer, just contact the secretary for help.

If you are a UHI Student and would like to join the sailing club per Semester, please click here to complete a simple application form.

Pay online with Stripe for membership payments
Our preferred method of payment for membership is by Debit or Credit card, using a membership subscription which makes it simple to pay and involves minimum work for our committee to manage our memberships. Other methods of payment are possible but these will involve a lot of someone’s time and will not allow us to see at a glance, who are paid members of our club.

2022 LYC Membership Fees:

Our 2022 sailing club membership fees are shown below.

  • Adult: £135
  • Family: £200
  • Full-time Student under 25: £70
  • UHI Student Membership First Semester £35
  • UHI Student Membership Second Semester £35
  • Junior: £50
  • Country adult: £95
  • Country Family: £120
  • Temporary: £80
  • Unemployed family: £50
  • Unemployed adult: £40

Boat Storage
If you are a member of LYC and would like to reserve a space for boat storage in either of the dinghy parks or main car park, please complete the form here.

Lochaber Yacht Club General Data Protection Regulation

Lochaber Yacht Club has a Data Protection document which explains why we need to hold some of your personal details if you join our sailing club. You can read this document by here.