Sailing / Yacht Club
Orkney Sailing Club welcomes all visitors to the port of Kirkwall whether in a visiting yacht or just a tourist in the Islands. Kirkwall is an ideal base for touring the numerous northern islands of Orkney or a stop off en-route for Shetland or Norway. There are five special mooring buoys situated throughout the islands for the use of visiting yachts. The Club runs RYA approved sailing courses and has several RYA instructors and senior instructors in its ranks and uses the club owned Wayfarers and Picos for instruction. On racing nights these boats are often used by past students. Members are usually willing to introduce new members to the sport by taking them as crew and give them a taste of sailing. The Club also takes part in other local club regattas and hosts an Intercounty against Shetland every 2nd year.