Burntisland Sailing Club is one of the principal sailing clubs on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Burntisland is one of the small towns on the North side of the Forth, located between Aberdour and Kirkcaldy in Fife.
The club has pontoon berths and fore and aft moorings accessible at all states of the tide, a well equipped clubhouse and a compound for winter storage.
The sailing season is from mid April to early October and races are held on Monday and Friday evenings, with other races and cruises on the weekends. In 2021, BSC holds its 67th Annual Regatta on Sunday 1st August. All welcome.
The first historical mention of the town of Burntisland was in the 12th century, when the harbour and neighbouring lands were owned by Dunfermline Abbey. The harbour was greatly developed in the 19th century when the railway terminated here and ships took people and goods across the Forth to Edinburgh.
BSC people come in all shapes and sizes. As do their boats! Here is a quick focus on three BSC members with tales to tell…