WIGTOWN BAY SAILING CLUB
Wigtown Bay Sailing Club is based at Isle of Whithorn in the South West of Scotland and was founded in 1955. The Club was formed to promote and maintain interest in all forms of boating and seamanship, in the area.
Currently the club has around 100 members divided between dinghy, cruiser and motor boat owners, and has a fleet of 5 Laser Picos, 3 Optimists , Wayfarer and 6 sit on kayaks available for the use of members.
Commodore: Gary Pilling
Vice-Commodore: Jack McCloymont
Rear-Commodore: Nick Hartley
Treasurer: Fiona McClymont
Secretary: Linda Staveley
Sailing Secretary: Ruby Bell
Committee members: Jack Niblock, Patrick Gannon, Kay Gannon
Five of our cadets, Eloise Vance, Rachel Mills, Jack McClymont, Jakub Sobczat and Adrian Collins secured places on one of the Ocean Trust’s tall ship, Alba Explorer, sailing out of Oban. Having reserved the places they set about organising various fund raising efforts to cover the major cost and the Wigtown Bay Sailing Club was also pleased to make a contribution. It happened that the cruise organisers for that week recognised the abilities and sailing experience of their young crew and after visiting some of the Western Isles, the decision was taken to voyage into the Atlantic to the historic Islands of St. Kilda, about 80 nautical miles beyond the westernmost point of the U.K. mainland. A landfall many an old cruising salt would dearly love to make. Jack McClymont prepared a Powerpoint presentation about their trip and this was presented to the AGM in November after the formalities were completed