Welcome to Cromarty Boat Club
Re-opening of club facilities 27 August 2020
The club committee has carried out a Risk Assessment in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and has decided it is safe to re-open the club toilets to members & visitors (and the workshop to members), all provided everyone using these facilities follows the advice given here. This also applies to members using the compound. Please read this document [LINK below] before going anywhere near the compound, workshop or toilets. NB: the showers remain out of bounds; please do not attempt to use them.
Cromarty township lies near the entrance to the Cromarty Firth, heading very slightly West of the Moray Firth between the two 'Sutors', and is an excellent stopover if heading through the Caledonian Canal/Great Glen.
Cromarty Boat Club Clubhouse is the converted Seaplane Tower looking out over the harbour, below the 'NESS' on which stands Cromarty Lighthouse -- now unlighted.
During the summer you will see club members boats on moorings in the bay, and often sailing! -- during the winter many members will be in the secure boat compound adjacent to the harbour or the workshop.
We lift in and lift out with a hired crane each season. The club HQ in the watchtower has recently upgraded toilets, showers and washing machine.
If you are visiting by sea -- and be aware of the strong tidal flow into and out of the harbour during spring tides, especially with a strong westerly wind -- use of this excellent clubhouse facility is made available for boat crews with the key available from the Cromarty Harbour Master [0775 1244065/01381 600493]. The club also maintains 3 visitor moorings (marked with white buoys) available free for short term visitors, these are located adjacent to the west side of the harbour.
The use of these moorings is at your own risk - but they are fully maintained. Please also note that the harbour itself is operated by the Cromarty Harbour Trust.
The Boat Club allows visiting boats to use our facilities, and members have privileges for some use of the harbour, such as drop off/ pick up/ dinghy launching with no charge.
Use of the harbour for other purposes requires payment in the normal way, and where this applies the Harbour Trust asks that boats using the pontoon visitors berth pay the overnight fee (£20) by electronic payment whenever possible as it makes for better security and more straightforward admin. The Trust’s bank account details are as follows:
Royal Bank of Scotland A/C No. 00125685 Sort Code: 83-18-01 - Please include name of boat + date of visit (if space allows) as the reference.
If that isn’t convenient, the option of leaving payment in the Honesty Box at the pontoon gate continues to be available but please make sure the boat name & date of visit is included with the payment.
Cromarty Cinema [yes, we have one!] and small offices stand a little to the North of the Club Tower, next to Slaughterhouse Coffee at the top of the ferry slipway.
The Township of Cromarty is well worth a visit with beautiful historic buildings and a range of places to eat and drink.
New to boating ?
If you're unsure whether you'd like sailing or feel like trying again, why not take an opportunity to have a gentle sail with us? (Free!). Many of our experienced skippers would welcome an extra pair of hands on board. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to try.
This is an ideal opportunity to build up experience and/or find out if sailing is indeed for you.
Have a look at the rest of the site to see what the club does; check out the "Location of Club" on the map page. You will often find members working on their boats [of all types] on a Saturday. Say hello and introduce yourself.
Cromarty Boat Club is committed to keeping sailing affordable to all with very low membership fees so why not join us?
Club facilities such as moorings, winter storage etc are only available to active members of the club.
Contact any of the committee to get a warm welcome.
Download membership application here:
email@example.com -- Secretary email address
Data Protection Policy documents/data-privacy-protection-policy.docx