SSS - Scottish Student Sailing

Highlands and Islands

UHI Wind and Wave Club

Contact Information

See SAMS Student Life and go to Wind and Wave Club page.

Follow UHI W&WC Facebook page. Member Facebook Group.

Enquiries welcome: UHI WWC Committee.


Established in 2016, this is one of the newest and most successful clubs in the Highlands and Islands Students' Association. Entirely based out of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), this student watersports club primarily focusses on sailing in all its forms, but also loves to get involved with board sports. We sail out of Oban Sailing Club during term time, as well as organising windsurfing and wave surfing trips to further-away locations.

Interested in learning to sail? We train beginners to sail, yacht and team race. No previous experience necessary, come along any weekend during term time (training runs from 1000-1600 on both Saturdays and Sundays). You will need clothes you don’t mind getting wet in and old trainers. Though if you have wetsuits, drysuits and buoyancy aids, please bring them along.

In addition to beginners training, we also have two active and successful team racing teams, two match racing teams and two yachting teams. If you are staying in the Oban area then we also are a recruiting location for the Scottish Keelboat Academy and local yacht racing crews so there are plenty of opportunities to continue to sail.


UHI Wind and Wave Club Fat Penguin Icebreaker/Training Weekend - September 2017 © Oban Sailing Club


UHI Team Wind & Wave in June 2017
Joe Penhaul Smith (Vice Commodore & Team Captain 2017-18), Francesca Molinari (Ladies’ Captain), Iona Helyer (Beginners’ Captain), Ashlie McIvor (Social Secretary), Jamie Rodgers, Regina Huttunen (Commodore & Yachting Captain), Nina Long and Frederick Fleet
© Yacine Badis


Newly qualified RYA Powerboat 2 sailors

< The Fat Penguin gets the new academiv year off
with an icebraker training session at Oban Sailing Club

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