Holm Sailing Club is based in the village of St. Mary's. Points racing is held during the summer in Snipe dinghies.

Local News

The 2018 regatta season planning has begun and dates are set for this year:

Orkney Regattas 2018
23 June Rousay Back by popular demand
28 June Port to Port 1st leg of Port to Port Holm to Burray
30 June Burray Building on 2017 success
3 July Port to Port 2nd leg of Port to Port, Burray to Holm
7 July Longhope A regular fixture in Orkney's sailing calendar
14 July Stromness A big event for Orkney's snipe and yoles as well as other boats
21 July Holm Earlier in the season this year, not to be missed!
24 July Interclub This years interclub event will be hosted by Holm
28 July Westray Well worth a journey North
4 August Kirkwall Orkney's biggest Regatta
8 September Kemp Cup End of season grand finale in Kirkwall Bay


Club News

The Holm Sailing Club AGM was held on 27 March. The new committee for 2018 is:

Lynn Bartlett Commodore
Simon Kemp Vice Commodore
Mairi Fleet Treasurer
Mark Causer Secretary

Tuesday evening racing is finished for 2017, see Results for more details. The club boats have been packed away for the winter. 2018 racing is due to start on Tuesday 1 May. Due to poor weather the club boats will be dragged out on 24 April at 6:30pm (not 17 April as previously advertised), please come and help if you are available.

The club will be supporting the annual Bag the Bruck beach clean on 21 April. Meet at 10am at the Holm Pier. Hot soup and baking will be available at Lynn's house afterwards.

Other dates:

Stromness Sailing Club will be hosting a Rules Night on the 20 April in the Stromness Golf Club, Holm Sailors are welcome (7:30pm).

28 April Orkney Sailing Club is hosting a quiz night, teams of 4 with £20 entry.

18 June learn to sail week hosted by Orkney Sailing Club.

Check out the Holm Sailing Club facebook page, as well as the new FAQ page


For Sale

Lasers for sale: nothing right now.

Silver Fern (Snipe) is for sale, contact Kenny Holland for more details.

Other News

Marit Bouwmeester and Peter Burling win the World Sailing awards. Marit Bouwmeester (Netherlands) currently holds the Olympic, World and European championship titles for the Laser Radial. Peter Burling (New Zealand) is an Olympic medalist (Gold in 49er at Rio), a hot shot from the world of Americas Cup racing and it currently competing in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Francois Gabart of France has broken the singlehanded round the world sailing record, circumnavigating the globe in 42 days 16 hours.