Royal Tay Yacht Club
Promoting sailing in Dundee since 1885


In the 1950’s Broughty Ferry Boating was a vibrant rowing club on the Tay and with the interest generated with the formation of the SCRA, the Royal Tay Yacht Club have recently resurrected the famous name as part of its commitment to the upsurge in coastal rowing across the country and beyond.

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association was formed in 2010 to encourage boat building, rowing and racing of coastal rowing boats around the Scottish Coastline.

Our first Skiff “Brochty” was built in the Spring and Summer of 2014 and launched on 31/8/14 our second skiff “Arthur Nicoll” was built in the Winter and Spring of 2015 and launched on 19/4/15.

With two beautifully hand crafted Skiffs available our membership has grown steadily.

Broughty Ferry Boating Skiffs, how lovely!

Brochty and Arthur Nicoll, Broughty Ferry Boating

In our first year we have introduced Show and Row sessions to encourage the general public to come and try the sport of rowing, we have members who book the boats for social rows at times which suit themselves and we have ventured into the competitive world of racing both holding our own regatta and joined other clubs by traveling to compete in their regattas, with a fair amount of success.


Regatta 1

Regatta Race 1st August 2015

Show and Row (non members)…

For anyone who would like to give rowing a go and see if it’s for them, come along between 9am – 11am any Saturday. We would love to see you down at the beach house at Grassy beach, off Ogilvie Road, so come along and introduce yourself.

Winter – Member Booking Times

Monday – 9am till 3pm
Tuesday – Members Show and Row 9.30am – 12.00 noon.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am till 3pm
Saturday – 1pm till 3pm.
Sunday – 9am till 3pm.

Becoming a member gives you full access to all of the Royal Tay Yacht Clubs facilities and not just rowing!

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about rowing.


A selection of images from Year 1 with Broughty Ferry Boating.