The Cramond Boat Club is located at the mouth of the River Almond at Cramond, only 4 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.
Cramond has a long and fascinating history as a port, the earliest recorded use being by the Romans. A fine example of a Roman fort was discovered at Cramond in the 1950s. The River Almond was used in conjunction with the iron trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, importing iron and exporting nails all over Europe.
The Clubhouse is situated on the quayside by the River Almond. On the first floor the premises include a lounge bar with panoramic views over the moorings and the Firth of Forth, and a function hall with kitchen. On the ground floor there is a committee room, changing rooms with showers and toilets, a workshop and boat sheds for the Club rescue boats and members' tenders.
The Club lays moorings for around 40 keelboats in the mouth of the River Almond, and has an enclosed dinghy park with space for another 40 boats. Visiting yachts can lie alongside at the quay wall and visitors are given the use of the Club facilities.
Membership of the Cramond Boat Club is available in a number of categories. The 2020-21 subscriptions for each category of membership are as follows:
|Full||Entitled to make use of all Club facilities and activities||£156.00|
|Family||Two adults plus children under 18 years old||£234.00|
|Under 26||Full member on reduced subscription||£78.00|
|Student||Full member who is a full-time student||£39.00|
|Junior||Under 18 years old on 30th November||£39.00|
|Social||Only entitled to use the Club's social facilities||£39.00|
|Associate||Member of an Associate Group||£78.00|
Subscriptions for 2021-22 will be set during September 2021, and must be paid by the AGM at the end of November 2021.
New members are welcome, with applications subject to an informal interview with a member of the Committee. Application forms are available from the clubhouse or can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The 2020-21 committee of the Club is as follows:
|Commodore (commodore)||Hamish Henderson|
|Vice Commodore (vicecommodore)||
|Rear Commodore (rearcommodore)||Dave McKay|
|Hon. Secretary (secretary)||Alexander MacAulay|
|Hon. Treasurer (treasurer)||Keith Driver|
|Sailing Secretary (sailing)||Campbell Calder|
|Membership Secretary (membership)||Jim Stuart|
|Moorings Convenor (moorings)||Jeff McLeod|
|Dinghy Park Convenor (dinghypark)||Paul Sizeland|
|Training Officer (training)||Lawrie Elliott|
|Bosun (bosun)||Ben Galloway|
|Bar Convenor (bar)||Mike Haynes|
|House Convenor (house)||Dave McKay|
|Social Convenor (social)||position vacant|
|Magazine Editor (seagull)||Jennie Stansfield|
You can email individual committee members using the short title given in brackets in the table above (e.g. commodore, sailing, training, etc) @ cramondboatclub .org .uk
Phone numbers of committee members are given in the club handbook.
Regular communications to members are provided by means of a Google Group which is by invitation, in order to minimise SPAM. If you are a member, but not receiving communications on this group, then send an e-mail to membership @ cramondboatclub.org.uk.