Royal Tay Yacht Club

Jim Saltonstall sings the praises of this club overlooking the Tay estuary on the east coast of Scotland
As one of the premier clubs on the east coast of Scotland, the Royal Tay must be on your list of clubs in Scotland for hosting any major event. Many class associations choose to have their national championships in Scotland, so that the members get to see a variety of venues around Britain, as well as turning it into a family holiday. The club itself is situated just to the eastern edge of the city of Dundee operating out of Broughty Ferry, and has an excellent track record for hosting many national and other important yachting events. Hospitality at the club is really good in a very cosy, Scottish atmosphere, and offers challenging sailing in tidal waters, along with excellent self-contained facilities, both on and off the water, experienced and well-qualified race management team, and not forgetting their strong reputation for apres-sailing activity. The club has around 400 members, along with a strong youth section sailing both dinghy and small keelboat classes. The clubhouse offers excellent facilities with views over the river and the racing area. It has two bars, great catering facilities, and meeting rooms. There is also a beach clubhouse, offering daytime catering which goes down very well with all the competitors, both prior to and after the day's racing. On site there is a good car/ boat parking area with plenty of space for all. For the keelboats there are good mooring facilities for all provided by the club, with a good ferry service also available. Accommodation in the area is plentiful, whether you require hotels or B&B, there is also good student accommodation available within walking distance of the club. Tents may be pitched on the club's premises which is very handy, and there are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants all within staggering distance. On the