A-Z of Secret Dundee: Yachts

A Kestrel class of boat passing the clubhouse

Dundee is a perfect place to find your sea legs and try a bit of sailing.

The Royal Tay Yacht Club in Broughty Ferry has been teaching local land lubbers how to know their leeward from their windward since 1885.

Sailing is a sport for all

Don’t be put off by their grand-sounding name though, as the good folks at the RTYC believe that sailing is a sport for all. They have a fantastic clubhouse overlooking the Tay and run regular yacht sailing training, races and events like “Go Sailing Sundays” where groups of club members and their family and friends set off for a sail and a picnic.

If you prefer to stay on dry land however, you can join the Dundee Model Boat Club which was also formed in 1885. They meet regularly at Stobsmuir (“Swannie”) Ponds in the east end of the city where they have a small clubhouse. All types of models are sailed including small and large yachts and scale models.

Royal Tay Yacht Club, Fort William House, 34 Dundee Road, West Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1LX.


Gayle Anderson