The popularity of sailing in the Bay for leisure had grown in the post-war period and a group of enthusiasts decided to organise themselves into a Club.
The inaugural meeting was held on Monday 11th May in the Crusoe Hotel. The newspaper article commented upon the appropriateness of the venue, given that Alexander Selkirk had honed his sailing skills in Largo Bay. Further details were given on the plans for the Club as follows...
"Steps have already been taken to build a concrete toe or slipway for the boats, so that they can take to the water very easily. The area chosen is known as the Orry, a broad access road to the beach, and arrangements have already been made with the District Council to have that part railed off at the seaward end. Two men interested in the club have agreed to contribute labour and materials for the building of a slipway, and it is expected that it will be ready in plenty of time for the main holiday period."
It was noted that the main purpose of the Club was to cater for dinghy owners but that non-boat owners were also welcome to join. There were also intentions to link up with other Fife Sailing Clubs to hold inter-club races. Clearly the Club proved popular, as the facility shown in the photograph below was subsequently built and the Club continues to thrive today. For more information see the Largo Bay Sailing Club website at: http://www.largobaysc.org.uk/