to the Solway Yacht Club
Our Club was established in 1904 and is situated in
the village of Kippford, on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries and
An area of outstanding natural beauty, its traditional
towns and villages, rugged cliffs, islands and inlets with secluded
beaches are a delight. The area was much favored by smugglers, and tales of
their activities abound.
The Solway Yacht Club's situation on the Urr estuary provides
for a variety of sailing from exciting dinghy racing in the
shelter of the bay to offshore racing and cruising. See visitors' chart and sailing directions
The Club has a strong Cadet Training Section with RYA
Each August, 'Kippford Week' racing has become an annual pilgrimage
for many families, from all parts of the UK.
Solway Yacht Club offers a cordial invitation to visiting sailors
However, the shoal draft and drying estuary means Kippford
is not really a suitable berthing area for Fin Keelers. View
the visit us and visitors'
sailing directions page for more details.