The Clubhouse

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Pontoons looking out to sea



Kippford Village

Whiteport Bay

Spinnnaker Sailing

SYC Clubhouse

Running Before

Village View

Welcome to the Solway Yacht Club

Our Club was established in 1904 and is situated in the village of Kippford, on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries and Galloway.

An area of outstanding natural beauty, its traditional towns and villages, rugged cliffs, islands and inlets with secluded beaches are a delight. The area was much favored by smugglers, and tales of their activities abound.

The Solway Yacht Club's situation on the Urr estuary provides for a variety of sailing from exciting dinghy racing in the shelter of the bay to offshore racing and cruising. See visitors' chart and sailing directions

The Club has a strong Cadet Training Section with RYA Qualified Instructors.

Each August, 'Kippford Week' racing has become an annual pilgrimage for many families, from all parts of the UK.

The Solway Yacht Club offers a cordial invitation to visiting sailors

However, the shoal draft and drying estuary means Kippford is not really a suitable berthing area for Fin Keelers. View the visit us and visitors' sailing directions page for more details.