Activities & Committee

Our Activities

Here you will find a short outline of each of our clubs main activities and contact details for our committee.

Dinghy Racing



Dinghy Teams

Strathclyde normally have 3 team racing teams. Team members train most Saturdays for the Scottish leagues (in order to qualify for the British University Finals). The leagues are held on 3 weekends and over a competition you’ll do lots of races against lots of different teams. It’s done in Fireflies: very manoeuvrable double-handers.

Team racing is a fast-paced tactical game in which two teams of 3 boats race around a course, the winner being the team with the lowest combined finishing positions. The course is short with lots of corners to give maximum opportunity for place switching, and the whole race usually only lasts about 5 or 10 minutes. To join please contact our dinghy captain.


Keelboat Racing



Strathsail is one of the foremost yacht and keelboat racing teams in Scotland. We have represented our nation at the Student Yachting World Cup for 3 years running and will compete again this year. Our main focus is on the BUSA Nationals held every year at Portsmouth in Beneteau First 40's where we send as many teams as we are able. We also compete in SSS competions and the Ceilidh Cup. If you wish to join our teams please contact our Keelboat Captain.

Open Sailing



Open Sailing is open to all club members from novice to expert level, it’s a chance to get some time on the water to practice, hone and learn new skills as well as to de-stress after uni. We meet up every Wednesday afternoon and head over to Bardowie Loch where we sail the club boats for a few hours before heading back to Glasgow. Events take place throughout the year including barbeques and racing as well as the Club Series that happens around the start of semester two taking place over 2-3 Wednesdays which is a great opportunity for those not on teams or new to racing to gain a feel for what racing is all about.




'Beginners' is a course run by Strathsail which introduces new commers to the club to sailing. It runs every Wednesday afternoon on Bardowie Loch and is taught by RYA qualified instructors. The course is taught on dingies, mainly Laser Picos and Rondor Fireflys. The club aims to take any budding sailor participating to RYA level 2. The course is run throughout term 1 and 2.



There are numerous social events throughout the year, providing the perfect opportunity to make friends and meet new people. These events are not too be missed and everyone is encouraged to come and join us whether you are a seasoned sailor or complete beginner.

Our weekly socials are held at BarHome on Wednesday, usually starting at around 8pm where you can enjoy free food and fantastic drinks deals.

A social highlight of the year is Booze Cruise, where we charter yachts and spend a weekend sailing on the West Coast of Scotland.

There are various other events on the calendar and with the Sailing Club renowned for its socials you are guaranteed to have a great time with us.


Our Committee

Commodore: Sophie Taylor


Secretary: Moritz Troll


Treasurer: Mathilde Jakobsen


Keelboat Captain: Christopher Kilgour


Dinghy Captain: Mirjam Timmerman


Open Sailing Captain: Jack Jardine


Training officer: John Gilderdale-Smith


Bosun/Equipment Officer: William Findlay


Social Sec: Oscar Andrews


Sponsorship and Media officer: Ross Stanley-Whyte


Ordinary Member: Meg Ferguson