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.

To know more about our Beginners Program contact our Training Officer:

Iain Duncan -


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.

To know more about Open Sailing contact our Open Sailing Captain:

Jamie Baxter -


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.

To know more about our Socials contact our Social Secretary:


The Green Blue Challenge

Strath Sail are excited to once again be taking part in the RYA Green Blue Sustainability challenge! It is clear that preserving the environment is a pressing issue and so it will be interesting to explore what steps our sailing club can take to make a difference. It would be great to have member involvement in order to meet the sustainability aims!

Please keep an eye out for any updates on our Website and Facebook Page.