The club was founded in 1930 and has approximately 100 members at present with a variety of boats, mainly fin or bilge keel yachts and some motorboats. The sailing season runs from April to October with a varied programme of club and inter-club racing as well as cruises in company and the annual Regatta.
There is a programme of monthly social evenings during the winter, usually on the last Friday of each month as well as a Christmas Party and Burns Supper.
There is a considerable element of “self help” within the organisation of the club, which enables subscriptions to be kept low, but relies for its success on members volunteering to lend a hand, especially on work parties, when general maintenance of the facilities is undertaken.
The Club works closely with the Pier & Harbour Committee of the Aberdour Residents’ Association. The Club owns the Clubhouse, Workshop and Middle Shed and leases the Dinghy Park and Bay Mooring rights from the Crown Estate. The Pier & Harbour Committee manages the pier and harbour on behalf of Fife Council. As a result, administration and charging is split between the Club and the Pier & Harbour Committee.
New members are invited to complete an application form (downloadable below). Applications are published on the Club’s notice board before being considered by the Committee at its next meeting. If you do not have a proposer/seconder, you will be invited to an interview with the Committee.
All new memberships attract a one off joining fee of £65 with the exceptions of £20 for Student Boating and £10 for Cadet. The recurring annual subscriptions thereafter, are as follows:
Social: Non-sailing option for those who would like access Club facilities and join us at our social events. £55.
Household Boating Membership: Join as a household / family and have access to Club facilities, equipment and social events. Family Boating Membership covers all members of the one household. £100.
Couple Boating Membership: You and your partner can access Club facilities, equipment and social events. £85.
Boating Membership: You can access all Club facilities, equipment and social events. £75.
Student Boating Membership: Available to anyone in full time education allowing you to access all our facilities, equipment and social events. £20.
Cadet (under 18): Available to anyone under 18 who does not have any other family members in the club allowing you to access all our facilities, equipment and social events. £10.
The committee considers that the above membership options cover virtually all applications, however if none of them quite fit your individual circumstances, please discuss with the Club Secretary.