The Isle of Whithorn
Wigtown Bay Sailing Club
There has always been a history of sailing in the Isle of Whithorn, firstly as a means of transport and trade, and latterly purely for pleasure. There are records of sailing Regattas dating back for over a century, and the races were hotly contested from the outset!
The Wigtown Bay Sailing Club keeps these traditions alive, and this year celebrates the 50th year since its formation.
We are an informal Club which welcomes all visiting yachtsmen whether they arrive by sea or by land with trailered boats. Our Clubhouse is situated conveniently on the Harbour and has all the usual facilities such as changing areas, toilets and showers, and a very pleasant Club room on the upper floor which provides food preparation areas and a splendid view over the Harbour from the windows and balcony. We are presently in the process of upgrading all of these facilities.
The Harbour dries 3 hours either side of high water, and there is a dedicated visitors' berth at the outer end of the quay. There are also two slipways for launching trailer boats or dinghies, one of which is at the inner end of the quay and is sheltered in all weathers. The other, which gives access into the bay, can be used at virtually any state of the tide.
The Wigtown Bay Sailing Club is active throughout the summer with dinghy or cruiser races organised for most weekends and even some races mid-week when the tides permit.
For further details contact Linda Staveley (Secretary)
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