Oban Sailing Club was founded in 1935. Club activities are orientated towards racing, although not exclusively so. A number of Associate members cruise the legendary Hebrides, for which Oban makes a good base.
Keelboats are raced in two classes on handicap: the dinghies currently likewise, but we have a strong representation in Lasers (various) and Toppers. The club owns a small fleet of its own Toppers which support our RYA Training Centre, and beginners are encouraged to join in races in them. Oban Sailing Club runs the annual Round Mull Race and is a member of the Joint Regatta Committee that runs West Highland Yachting Week.
Our clubhouse is located on the south side of Oban and is open during summer evening race events (most Tuesday and Thursday at 1900h) and during other activities and races (at some time during most weekends).
There are 15 visitor moorings in Oban, opposite the club slipway, maintained by Oban Bay Berthing Co. Since spring 2009 they also maintain a landing stage near the clubhouse. Cardingmill Bay Mooring Owners Association runs the private moorings in front and southwest of the slipway: advance arrangements can often be made to use vacant, private moorings at a modest fee. Visitors are always welcome at the club, but we are sorry that the clubhouse is not open on a regular basis.
We have about 100 active members of all ages. There are presently 5 categories of membership, full, family, junior and associate (the last is intended for non-racing members) as well as honorary. Consessionary full member fees are allowed for students, disabled members and those living over 75 miles from Oban. Click here to find out more.