About Us

Stranraer Water Sports Association was formed as a not for profit organisation in February 2016. Local water sports enthusiasts of all types have come together to help foster and develop co-operation across all sports to encourage participation. The associations aims are to;

  • Establish and maintain a ‘water sports centre’ to foster the interests of all varieties of water sport including (although not inclusive) sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, canoeing, skiff rowing, water skiing, etc. by increased participation in the supported sports.

  • Develop a membership that embraces both water related and social activities, open to both its members and visitors, thus fostering the development of Stranraer as a desirable holiday destination.

  • Create an association that embraces all ages and social groups, specifically taking positive steps to encourage participation of the disabled and those from disadvantaged social backgrounds.

  •  Provide facilities to approved groups for sailing, racing and other water borne activities as approved by the Committee.

  •  Promote and encourage training linked to good practices in the launching, sailing and recovery of watercraft.

  • Organise any racing under the rules of the ISAF, RYA, SRA, ICF, IWA and class rules as may be applicable and appropriate.

  •  Provide social and other facilities for the benefit of members of the SWSA as approved by the Committee.

  • Liaise and foster cooperation with all other organisations who have a shared interest in the water and its opportunities.

Committee membership 

Chairman: David Davies

Vice Chairman: Hugh Parker

Treasurer: Roger Johnson

Secretary: Steven Dampney

Bosun: Raymond Mundle

Marketing & Communications: Fraser Livingstone & Gordon Baird

Operations & Safety: James Ryder & Colin Brown

Stranraer St. Ayles Skiff Project (In partnership with Rotary)

Chairman: Raymond Mundle

Project Manager: Wendi Cuffe