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Findochty Water sports Club
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History 

Findochty Water Sports Club, formed in 1983, is based at the pretty, well sheltered harbour of Findochty, locally pronounced "Finechty".

Findochty is on the Moray Firth, in North East Scotland, about three miles East of the large fishing port of Buckie.The club caters mainly for

sailing boats, but all types of boats are welcomed. Members boats include motor cruisers, angling boats and commercial fishing boats.

Yachtsmen on passage are welcomed and the village offers most essential

amenities, with the rest being a short taxi or bus ride away, in Buckie.

Findochty is a drying harbour, therefore members boats with deep draught and

single keel must lean against the wall at low water. Shoal draft or bilge keel boats

can be accommodated at pontoon berths. There is space alongside the North Quay

for visiting boats.

Permission to berth a boat in the harbour should be sought from the

harbourmaster,Mr C. Oxford ,on 01542-832700.  At present there is a waiting list

for permanent berths.

The Present club house is "The Howff" a small building at the landward end of the

north quay. Facilities available to members include power point and extension

leads, hose pipes and a workshop/storage shed, for boat's gear.

The club holds a succession of races and cruises throughout the summer months. The prime motivation being social as well as competitive

and nautical.

We have also built a St Ayles Skiff and plan to enter teams in rowing regattas. The Skiff is available for all members for racing or

recreational rowing.

More serious racers are well catered for by  taking part other local Moray Firth, sailing club’s regattas. There is an annual trophy for the

most successful club competitor in these "open" races.

We are always looking for new members and welcome all levels of experience.

If you have never tried sailing we can usually find you a place for a trial trip, on a members boat.

If you have an urge to sail but cannot justify the outlay for your own boat, or you would like to build up experience first, keen regular crew

are a welcome commodity.

Our club has always had an open mind about water users, and we welcome all water sports to join us. So if your interest is sail boarding,

angling, dinghy sailing or diving, give us a call.

Contact details can be found at "membership form" or by the e-mail link at the top right of this page.

Commodores of Findochty Water Sports Club

1983 - 1984     John Fowlie

1984 - 1985     Ron Billing

1985 - 1989     John Fowlie

1989 - 1991     Hugh Patience 1991 - 1992     John Hall 1992 - 1993     Ian Carnegie 1993 - 1995     Ron Billing 1995 - 1997     Sandy Baird 1997 - 1999     John Butler 1999 - 2000     Alistair Murray 2001 - 2002     Maggie Everton 2002 - 2004     Bert Reid 2004 - 2007     Rob Thain 2007 - 2009     Kerry Walker 2009 - 2011     Neil Innes 2011 - 2015     Bob Chapman 2015 -             Mairi Innes  
History