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Ordinary Membership is intended for keel boat and motor boat owners aged 18 years and over on 1st January of the current year.

Family Membership is an extension of Ordinary Membership and includes spouse and any children under 18 years on 1st January of the current year.

Only Ordinary, Honorary Life and Family Members may vote at meetings: One vote per subscription.

Associate Membership is intended for non boatowners.

Cadet Membership up to age 17 years, and Youth Membership from 18 years to 23 years are for young people who are not covered by a family membership.

(Note – Please do not enclose any payment for subscription with your application. You will be invited to pay subscription, race entry and any other fees due when your membership has been accepted.)

The 2020 fees for the Club are listed below: 

New Member Entry Fees have been suspended for 2020.

The following shows the full price and the discounted fee if you join before 1/4/20:


Family                     £60        (£50 if paid before 1/4/20)
Ordinary                 £50        (£40 if paid before 1/4/20)
Associate                £20        (£15 if paid before 1/4/20)
Youth/ Cadet          £15        (£10 if paid before 1/4/20)

Racing Fee   (Fairlie Midweek Series, Autumn Points, and Passage Races. Includes additional Yearbook):  £50
Kip Racing free to Members. Non Members Race Fee £10 per series. this can be offset against membership fee if subsequently joining the club
Passage Races only: £25 (includes additional Yearbook)

Fairlie Mooring Fee  (License, Jetty, and Dinghy space):  £100

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.

Twenty four 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 2020 are;

Graeme Randall          Commodore
Eileen Rae                    Vice Commodore Fairlie and Race Committee
Alan Arkison                Rear Commodore and social media

David Carslaw             Hon Treasurer
Martin Maiden            Hon Secretary. Yearbook, Website and Race Committee

Norman Cowie           Kip Race Secretary and Race Committee                                                                                                                          David McGonigle        Committee Member                                                                                                                                                            Martin Wilson             Committee Member                                                                                                                                                            Jim McIlraith               Committee Member

ex Committee:
Keith Agnew               Trophies Custodian
Peter Wright               Principal Race Officer and Race Committee


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