The Club, originally known as Scarborough Sailing Club was formed in 1895 and had various bases in the town before moving to its present situation in the Lighthouse in 1952.
The Club is in an iconic position and has enviable views across the harbour and the South bay, especially from the balcony where all the activities in the vicinity, both on and off the water can be observed.
The Club House is leased from Scarborough Borough Council and this was last renewed in 1996 for a period of 28 years.
Scarborough Yacht Club is an established RYA Training Centre and has a healthy cruising & racing fleet of over 60 boats, a mix of sail & power. Since the outer wall has been reinforced, the harbour is now suitable for year-round sailing and has become very popular with visiting yachts. The leisure usage of the harbour has grown in recent years with the addition of floating pontoon berths.
Current assets include:
- A 3-storey property in Quay Street, purchased in April 1984. The ground floor is let to a marine electrical engineering company, the 1st floor houses the Quartermaster’s store, general storage space plus 7 lockers for members’ private storage of boat gear. The 2nd floor is currently unused.
- Race Marks & Buoyage.
- Boats - 3 Toppers, based at Wykeham Lakes.
- Race Station equipment – VHF Radios, Race Start System.
- Clubhouse – bar furniture, flat screen TV & DVD.
- 2 Computers & race software, Treasurer’s Laptop & Sage Software.
- Kitchen equipment & dining crockery etc.
- Various trophies.
Last Updated: 15th May 2012
- To design and use the Development Plan as a means to develop the club
- To continue to review & refresh the Club Development Plan
- To continually seek funding assistance for our development & projects
- To Introduce Key Measures to track performance
Youth & Junior provision
- Expansion of junior offering. Cadet nights, started 17th January 2011 on Monday evenings. Contact Nick Taylor for more details.
- Continue to develop our Youth Policy
- Coaching Programme - Sail Training sessions using Toppers
- Sailing & racing opportunities for cadet members via members’ boats
- Provision of social events for young members
- Encourage new younger members via: media advertising/in-house-workshops/direct marketing
Sailing Skill Development
- Make more use of RYA courses offered & credits available
- Expand training:
- Training workshops – invite experts in various fields e.g. Sail trimming, boat maintenance, Lifejacket night with RNLI
- Race Officers – identify & train a team of race-station officers
- Dinghy training – continue with & extend current programme
- Yachtmaster & Day Skipper, Sea Survival, Safety & Fist Aid, Radio– continue with RYA theory courses currently being run. Look into offering practical courses.
Site & Clubhouse Development
- Extension of balcony area – now completed.
- The former Committee Room has been redecorated and is now a quiet room with a book library and computer, for the use of members.
- Lighthouse Area – consider making more use of this space.
- Bar – continue with consideration of floor repairs & maintenance. Tables and chairs have now been refurbished.
- Club boat – consider acquiring a Rib for laying race marks & race starts and/or a 707 for training purposes
- Steward – appreciate the importance of this role within the club and continue to include him in all aspects of the development plan
- Consider Disabled Access.
- Race Station Refurbishment. A plan has been put forward informally to Scarborough Borough Council who agree to a refurbishment using similar wooden panels, but no UPVC. The interior has been temporarily tidied-up.
- Quay Street – use of & improvement of yacht club space on 2nd floor. Plan and install security gates & railings to seal-off the area between our building (no.22) & next door (no.22A) from intruders/vandals.
- Continue the current club welcoming ethos and family friendly atmosphere
- Continue to grow the membership
- Develop & keep up to date a record of numbers & class of members
- Develop a strategy to attract more experienced sailors to the club
- Create a Leavers’ Questionnaire
- Continue to seek membership feedback in a consistent way by means of a survey
- Expand the club’s profile via a Promotions Officer/ Officers
- Increase participation of members in all club matters
- Make use of Open Days to attract membership
- More junior sailing & racing
- Organise Cruising in Company & link-in with Cruising members
- Keep the sailing programme fresh by continual review & feedback
- Handicap Evaluation – continue with current programme
- Strive to continually improve the standard of sailing skills
- Work closely with the local council & harbour authority development scheme and berthing plan.
- Look into the provision of the following:
- Additional Parking
- Trailer Park
- Additional Pontoons
- Dry Boat Sailing
- Additional Club Facilities
- Dry Standing/maintenance area
- Improved Lift-out Facility