Tag Archives: Cruising Scotland

RYA SCOTLAND LAUNCHES COMMONWEALTH FLOTILLA

More than one thousand people on 250 boats of various shapes and sizes will be delivered to Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Flotilla, the Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) has announced. The Commonwealth Flotilla, which will see the largest number of boats ever assembled on the Clyde, will take place over the weekend of 25-27 July 2014. On ...

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Movies Monday

Getting chilly oot there – time for some winter warmers! First up, Gillies Munro and Daniel Harris of Royal Findhorn YC recently fought ther way to a superb 2nd place at the 29er Eurocup in Italy. Well done lads! Meanwhile, this German Contender sailor took a video showing just how fast this trapeze singlehander really is – Ben Lexcen (dsigner ...

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RYA Scotland/MalinWaters Cruise to Ireland report

This from Claire Caffrey, with pic copyright Chris Roberts Photography, commissioned by Coleraine Borough Council: SCOTTISH SAILORS ENJOY A WARM IRISH WELCOME ON MALINWATERS CRUISE A fleet of 19 boats and over 75 sailors left Largs on Saturday 10 August to make their way to Northern Ireland as part of the MalinWaters Cruise to Ireland 2013. Boats joined the cruise from ...

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Scottish Sailors Leave Largs to explore Northern Ireland

This (somewhat late from us…we were cruising too) arrived from Claire Caffrey of RYA Scotland: As many as 24 boats and over 85 sailors departed from the marina at Largs Yacht Haven at the weekend (Saturday 10 August) for the start of the MalinWaters Cruise to Ireland 2013 with RYA Scotland. The sailors taking part in the cruise have come ...

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Off the Beaten Track – Oronsay North Coast

The Clyde Cruising Club Sailing Directions and Martin Lawrence’s Yachtsman’s Guides are excellent resources for sailing the coasts of Scotland, with many interesting anchorages described along with a huge amount of info for anyone wanting to cruise the area in comfort and safety. But there are many more anchorages which can’t make it into these books due to the inherent ...

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Photo Friday – Cornish Shrimper

We spotted this little beauty at the East Lothian Yacht Club June Regatta last weekend. Based on traditional Cornish fishing boat types and designed by Roger Dongray, the Shrimper is an icon that continues to be built today, with fleets all over the world and an active series of rallies which often get more than 30 boats cruising in company ...

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Campbeltown Berthing – Pontoon and Shore Facility Upgrade

This from Craig Latimer of JWD Marina (CalMac are now running a thrice weekly service to Campbeltown so good to see the place getting some development): Planning application for Campbeltown berthing facility submitted   A planning application is being submitted to extend and improve the existing berthing facility in Campbeltown.  Included in the proposals are plans to relocate the bridge ...

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Old Gaffers Round Britain are Off!

The Old Gaffers are having a rally round Britain to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They will be up in Scotland in due course, but in the meantime, here is the opening report from Sue Lewis (pic courtesy and copyright David Lewin) They’re off! The first three boats participating in the Old Gaffers Association Round Britain Challenge set off on a beautiful ...

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