St Andrews Sailing Club
Formed in 1957, the St Andrews Sailing Club aims to promote and encourage small boat sailing and racing and the social interaction of club members, and to maintain its clubhouse, boatyard and boats for these purposes. Based in the old lifeboat shed on the East Sands, the club provides a full adult and youth training programme together with family sailing and a comprehensive racing programme. The club regularly participates in the national RYA “Push the Boat Out” day designed to encourage wider access and attracts members of the public of all ages.
With assistance from the Community Trust, the club were able to replace a safety boat engine and refurbish their specialised tractor. In order to function effectively as a thriving and growing community water sports club, certain capital equipment is necessary to support the core sailing activities, i.e. two reliable safety boats and a powerful tractor suitable for the unique St Andrews East Sands Beach marine environment.
Paul McCombie, St Andrews sailing Club said:
‘We are a family friendly club and welcome all, be they beginners or competent sailors; juniors from 7 years old to any age. There are even members who started sailing with us at a quite ‘mature age’. Our aim is to get you on the water and for you to enjoy it!’