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Visitor Information

Hello Visitors,

Welcome to Royal Tay Yacht Club.  The following notes are to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible. 

Where are we 
Our address is Glenogil House, 9a Ogilvie Road, Broughty Ferry Dundee DD5 1LU.  Ogilvie Road is a fairly steep, narrow road off Dundee Road and you turn right at the foot of the road at the railway and then left into our substantial car park.  There is only pedestrian access over the railway to the beach facilities. 

Delivering your boat 
Access for boats is via the multi-use pathway (part of Dundees green circular route for pedestrians and cyclists) at Douglas Terrace postcode [DD5 1JD].  You should drop off your boat at the end of the pathway and either wheel it along yourself or await our mini tractor shuttle service if this is in operation. Vehicles are not permitted.  Once you have deposited your boat we suggest you park your vehicle in our car park at the door of Ogilvie Road, which is close to the action. 

This is available in our car park at our headquarters.  Please do not obstruct the central access lane as this must be kept clear at all times.  If the car park is full then please do not park in Ogilvie Road or Ogilvie Court to avoid access difficulties/ inconvenience for our residential neighbours. On-street parking is available a short distance away in Ellieslea Road which is on the north side of Dundee Road.   

Limited spaces are available in our car park in front of our clubhouse.  There are electricity hook-ups for up to 4 vehicles.  These are used by prior arrangement and daily rate is payable.  As this is a residential area, campers are asked to keep noise to the minimum.  There is 24 hour access to toilets and the single unisex showering facility.  We do not have facililities for disposing of rubbish/waste so you are asked to take this away.   

We do not have facilities for tents. The nearest camp site is across the river at Tayport. 

Changing and Showering 
The changing rooms and toilets are part of our beach facilities. At present we do not have showering facilities at the beach but we have a single unisex/ accessible shower at our clubhouse which can be used by visitors. 

Our Clubhouse/ Glenogil House 
The facilities are there for your enjoyment but please note the following:- 
Hours of opening 0930 to 2230 daily.   
We are in a residential area so please respect our neighbours by parking only in our car park to the front of the clubhouse and do keep noise to the minimum.  
Help to keep our premises secure by ensuring that the entrance doors are kept closed and any patio doors are securely locked after use. 
Sailing/ rowing gear can be worn throughout but please no wet gear beyond the inner door. 
Pets are not permitted inside. 
This is a self-help clubhouse run by volunteers.   
Self-service tea/ coffee bar is available for your use.  Record use in the log and make payment  ~ only cash is accepted at present. 
You are welcome to consume your own food and drink.  Crockery, cutlery, glassware and heating up facilities are available in the members galley known as the Mess.  
You are responsible for tidying/ washing up.   
Please take all waste with you.  This includes bottles, cans, packaging, food, nappies.   
If you have been allocated an entry fob then please ensure it is returned before departure.  It can be left in the Club Secretarys post box. 

Beach Facilities 
These comprise boat parks, changing/ toilets (but not showering), race box and beach clubhouse.  The beach clubhouse has a galley facility which is run by volunteers during regattas which offers hot and cold snacks and beverages.  It is on a cash basis only at present.   

Health, Safety, Security 
Railway crossing ~ this is an open crossing over a busy main line railway with trains coming in both directions.  You should exercise great care and only cross when the green light shows.  Never cross on the red and do cross smartly.  Children under 16 should be accompanied and pets should be on leads.    
Multi-use pathway ~ This is a popular pathway for cyclists and pedestrians so please have regard for them and be aware that cyclists can be travelling at speed.  Please ensure that you or your boat do not obstruct the pathway in any way.   
Slipways and Beach ~ While we try to keep the slipways weed free this is not always possible and they can be slippery, particularly when wet. Never run and take care. 
First Aid and defibrillators ~ There are First Aid points in the Beach Clubhouse and main Clubhouse.  The Club provides a public access defibrillator beside The Ferry Boathouse on the east side of the beach facilities.  There is also a defibrillator in Glenogil House in the utility area.     
Security  ~ Please do not leave valuables in the changing rooms. If you are last out we would ask you to close/ lock all doors and enclosures.  

We hope that you enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.  

You can download a copy of this document below.


Last updated 16:01 on 2 July 2024

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