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The Clubhouse from the south
Prize giving Regatta 2017
Merry Christmas
Loch Morlich Sailing Club (LMSC) is a friendly, informal sailing club in the heart of the Cairngorm(s) National Park on the banks of the beautiful Loch Morlich.

We were established some 50 years ago by some enterprising locals and outdoor education groups. Our clubhouse is situated on the North shore and has truly stunning views of the Cairngorm mountain range.  

Our ethos is inclusivity and to encourage families, the young, the old and groups to join us with a focus on having positive experiences on the water and encourage peer centred learning.

Loch Morlich is a truly stunning, relatively safe, environment for beginners to learn waters-sports at their own pace. 

We run regular informal racing, a Frozen North challenge, an annual sailing Regatta, family days, social sailing events and support national open water swimming events. 

We are an affiliated RYA club and have produced an Olympic standard sailor. The majority of our members just enjoy a more relaxed sailing / loch experience.

We have a range of boats for members use.  Currently our fleet consists of an Enterprise, a Wayfarer, three Lasers (with various rigs), three Optimists, three Toppers, a 420, two Fevas and a Canadian canoe. Please note we do not give lessons or hire out boats, there is a Water-sports centre at the beach end of the loch that does.

Our members have quite a range of dinghies and craft that they enjoying using on the loch. Although we are a sailing club, we welcome kayakers, windsurfers, open water swimmers, and stand up paddle boarders. 

We are run solely by volunteers and encourage all members to muck in when and if they can. This is both fun and rewarding.
We are an unincorporated association run solely by volunteers.
We rent land from Forestry Land Scotland.

Our committee is made up of a Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer with up to 12 general members.
We have a small clubhouse on the north shore of the loch with two changing rooms, two toilets, a small galley and small indoor social space.

We do not have mains electricity or water.

There is a dinghy park and limited private car parking adjacent to our club house. We have three safety boats which can only be used when there are watercraft on the water.
2014 Regatta
We run regular informal racing where beginners are more than welcome to participate. There is an annual Frozen North challenge and Regatta.

Our members use all sorts of watercraft from a Hobby Cat to Wayfarers to Kayaks and paddle boards.

The weather is somewhat changeable at the Loch as we are surrounded by mountains. If we do get a prevailing Westerly then the wind is pretty clean and there's nothing better than tearing down the loch to the beach and back just for fun. 

The water can be rather cold even in the middle of summer so proper gear is always recommended. Buoyancy aids must always be worn when on the water.

Our Members frequently organise their own informal activities using the club as a base with non-sailors walking, cycling or just enjoying the scenery.

We also have the Abernethy and Lagganlia outdoor centres as members and they regularly make use of the facilities on weekdays.

It is a popular tourist area and the club is somewhat of an oasis. 

We encourage our members to use the club whenever they can, however, as with all outdoor activities an awareness of the risk must always be considered. Here's a link to the club's risk assessment:  
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