Welcome To Aberdeen University Sailing Club

About Us

AUSC is an active club that caters for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced racers. We have a range of sessions, including Open Sailing sessions for those wishing to learn and improve, and team training sessions to prepare for competitions throughout the year. As well as dinghy sailing and racing, we also delve into yachting, competing in various competitions and even holding yachting cruises! See our Events schedule below for more information.

Most of our sessions are run at Forfar Loch and transport is available from ASV, Hillhead and RGU leaving at 9am. Our Team Racing Training Sessions run most Sundays from 10:00 - 15:30. These sessions focus on introducing you to the world of University Team Racing, and creating a versatile, well-rounded team to send off to various competitions to race for the University of Aberdeen. If you are interested in teams, we are holding Team Trials on the 27th September. Depending on interest, we can have more than one team! 

Open Sailing sessions run from 10:00 - 15:00 every other Sunday. In these sessions, you have the opportunity to learn to sail, improve your existing skills, or just free sail - whatever floats your boat! We have a range of dinghies available, including Fireflies and a Bahia.

Every Wednesday, we hold a social. These include Pub Crawls, themed social nights on the town and team bonding socials, such as a Casual lunch! Check out our Facebook events section for more information on upcoming events!

To find out more visit us at www.facebook.com/ausailing, email us on sailing@ausa.org.uk or follow us on Instagram (@abdnsailing). Sign-ups for events are on our linktree https://linktr.ee/ausc2022 


The Green Blue Challenge

As a club, we look to be as sustainable as possible in our training sessions as we enjoy getting out on the water and experiencing the beautiful environment around us. We therefore play an important role in helping to protect our marine and inland waters to safeguard the wildlife and habitats with which we share our boating environment. The RYA Green Blue Annual University Challenge helps us do this by providing ways to improve not only our own sailing practices but also those of Forfar Sailing Club, where we regularly train! 

Here are some top tips for sustainble boating:

- wash your boat before and after towing to remove any invasive animals & plants (and reduce the spread of them to other venues)

- keep quiet, predictable and slow around marine wildlife and move away after 15 minutes to limit disturbances

- avoid single use plastics! bring reusable drink and food containers when you can!

- use eco-friendly cleaning products when cleaning your craft to reduce pollutants entering the water. 


Key Events Timetable

Team Racing Events

·      SSS Womens: 28th - 29th October

·       Glasgow Grouse: 4th - 5th November

·       SSS1: 18th - 19th November

·       SSS2: 27th - 28th January

·       SSS3: 3rd - 4th February 

·       BUCS Playoffs: 2nd – 3rd March

·       BUCS Team Racing Finals: 2nd - 5th April

Social Events

·       West Coast Cruise: 14th – 15th October

·       Summer Sail Week: (TBC, in Summer Break)

Yachting Events

·       Ceilidh Cup: 7th - 8th October

·       BUCS Match Racing; 24th - 25th February

·       BUCS Yachting Championships: 3rd - 6th April


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Online Payment System

If you are visiting this page to make a payment for membership then please login at the top right of the page (if you don't have a AUSA account then registering is easy, no more than an email address and password!) Once logged in the memberships will appear at the top (as Join this group), simply add the appropriate membership to your basket (shopping basket link also on the top right) and payment can be made with all major credit and debit cards.