Affordable sailing on the Firth of Forth

Based in Burntisland in Fife, just 5 miles north of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. An excellent deep water harbour offering pontoon berths and fore and aft moorings

Burntisland Sailing Club

Established 1954

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.

Additional pontoons were installed in April 2022! READ MORE….

What would you like to know?

Facilities and Fees

The club has two main moorings areas: about 25 fore and aft moorings inside the harbour entrance and pontoon berths for thirty yachts in the inner dock.


Club activities

The sailing season is from mid April to early October and races are twice weekly. In addition the club has an annual Regatta, and some other races and cruises at weekends.

BSC pontoons


Burntisland Sailing Club welcomes visitors to our pontoons, where visitor space is clearly marked. Booking is essential. Please request a visitor berth online before arriving.

More information

Background and beginnings...

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.

Sailors' stories

Sailor's Tales

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…

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Jude Beimers

Sarah Price

Gordon Alder