Troon Cruising Club was established in 1955. Very much a hands on organisation, it encourages members to participate at all levels in order to keep costs low. New members are encouraged and will probably find space on a boat during the Wednesday night races. Regular functions are held in the clubhouse, although perhaps unusually for a sailing club, TCC has no bar. However, for those in need of a drink, it’s only a short walk next door to the Troon Yacht Haven or across the road to several local pubs. The major events of TCC’s social calendar, Burns Night and the Annual Dance, are usually held at a nearby hotel. Racing is open to all at TCC, using a handicap system that takes into account crew skill, and a number of other factors, including the age and type of sails. This has encouraged a large number of family sailors to enter the club’s twice weekly programme. Also popular are weekend cruises in company, often held alongside a race. Both normally end with a beach barbecue somewhere along the Clyde. TCC has over 100 moorings within the harbour and a compound where boats may be stored over the winter. By making use of the willing labour and skills of its members, the club is able to keep prices low. Last year they managed to lift out over 30 boats in one day. Because the club is in the harbour, alongside a commercial marina, we are unable to provide overnight moorings for visitors, but all facilities are available at Troon Yacht Haven.