** Summer 2020 update re: COVID-19. Unfortunately our sailing calendar has changed significantly, and all formal races and training courses have been cancelled for 2020.
We are currently running weekly informal free-sailing for dinghies on Saturday Afternoons 13:30-16:00 until the end of October 2020.
See the Latest News for up-to-date information, or head over to our Facebook page to check on any last minute changes
Please see this page for more information: https://www.obansailingclub.org/updates-on-keelboat-and-dinghy-sailing/
Listed below is our previous ‘normal’ routine for reference.
Dinghy racing takes place in Oban Bay every Thursday evening, meeting at 6/6.30pm to be starting by 7pm, between April and October, and in the early part of the season on Sunday afternoons. There are a variety of dinghies which are regularly sailed by club members including Lasers, Toppers, Picos, Mirrors and various two- hander and trapeze boats. The club owns a number of Toppers and Picos used for training which are also available to club members during racing. Club members voluntarily train as Rescue Boat drivers and participate in a covering rota to enable the Dinghy sailing activities.
The full calendar of the year’s dinghy racing can be found on our events page
Dinghies for Juniors
RYA Beginners and Intermediate Courses
We are an RYA approved training centre, and during the Summer Holidays we host a number of courses for Juniors and seniors alike.
Please see our TRAINING page for further information
High School Students: Junior’s RYA Level 2
The Sailing Course takes place on Wednesday evenings (5.00 – 9.00 pm) during April, May and June. The cost includes two years membership to OSC. Membership means that you can use any the club dinghies and equipment for free during our weekly events. This is a great course to pick up the basics and spend some time on the sea. If you would like to do the annual Sailing Course run by the Club please go and see Mr Fulton, Biology Department at Oban High School who is our OHS representative or e-mail Ian Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and find out more. Ian is one of our dinghy instructors and course organiser
Let’s not forget our Award Winning Monday Mayhem sessions for all the family. Read more HERE
Are you already a competent sailor?
Come and join in! Junior membership is £50.00 /year. This entitles you to free use of our fleet of dinghies and equipment during any of our events – or maybe you have your own dinghy that you would like to keep in the dinghy park at Dungallan Park?
This year we have a mixture of dinghy racing, double handed racing, fun evenings, dinghy cruises, a dinghy regatta and a special race called the ‘Wee Peaks Race’ which involves both sailing, and running up 3 small hills around Oban Bay. If you would like to try us out first come along to one of the fun evenings listed above or to one of the Sunday afternoon/Thursday evening dinghy sailing events. For more information on how to join, click here.