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Welcome to Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club
The Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club (PSBSC) is a highly active and social sailing club in a beautiful West Coast of Scotland setting. There are few other places in the world that boast such fantastic and vast sailing grounds on their doorstep, with the backdrop of Scotland's most stunning mountainous scenery. However, PSBSC is about more than location and scenery.
The Plockton sailing community is a friendly and welcoming one, opening its arms to locals and visitors alike, with everyone playing a role in making the PSBSC a successful hub of the village. Such has been the way for over 75 years, thanks to a small group of Plockton villagers who decided to formalise a sailing club in 1933.
The PSBSC was formed to create an annual racing programme for the owners of 'Plockton local boats'. These unique boats, clinker-built with a waterline length of 15ft and below, are still handed down through generations of families, although there has been a revival in recent years of building new boats to these traditional designs.
In 1933, twelve boats participated in the PSBSC's inaugural Regatta, a number now regularly exceeded.
Indeed, private commissions coupled with a recently instigated Boatbuilding course held at Plockton High School, mean that over 20 local boats now participate in Plockton's Annual Regatta.
Today, the PSBSC maintains its traditions of racing local boats, each handicapped according to their rig and age. In addition however, the Club welcomes all centreboards and now features a variety of trophy races to suit each class of boat within its active racing calendar, which lasts from May to September each year.
With a stunning backdrop of scenery, sailing around this area is a unique experience. There really is something for everyone!
Visit www.plockton-sailing.com for further information about all our activities.
Newsletters & Handbooks
Newsletters and handbooks are all in Acrobat Reader format (.pdf)
The latest newsletter is May 2010 and the latest handbook is 2009.