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Our Club

R R Fines  'Kerlo'

On 25th April 1961, four enthusiasts - Ronnie Fines, Jack Pearson, Hugh McLelland and Bill McCann - met at the home of Bill Strang, then Vice-Commodore of Clyde Cruising Club, formed a committee and so Fairlie Yacht Club was established!

The vision of these yachtsmen, who were at the forefront of developing Clyde sailing in the latter half of the 20th Century, has resulted in a club which has trained and encouraged sailors who have achieved national and international recognition, cruised and raced in Scotland and around the world. These founder members and the friends and associates they nurtured and encouraged has given the Clyde one of its best known and best recognised clubs in the country.

30 members have served as Commodore and many more as Flag Officers and committee members since that time, and because of the initial vision and drive of these few men we now boast a club to be proud of and that is the envy of many.

The current Committee Members for season 2022 are;

Eileen Rae                   Commodore

John Kent                    Vice Commodore

Jim McIlraith               Committee Member

Ian Munro                   Committee Member

Neil Crawford             Committee Member

Calum McPhee            Committee Member

David Carslaw             Hon Treasurer

Martin Maiden            Hon Secretary


Ex Committee

Peter Wright               Principal Race Officer

Bill Bower                    Moorings

Norman Cowie            Kip Racing Convenor

Keith Agnew                Trophies


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