• Scotland’s Boat Show

    Scotland’s Boat Show

    Despite the tail end of Storm Callum sweeping the country, thousands of visitors headed to Scotland’s Boat Show 2018, the largest Scottish and second largest UK boat show, held at Kip Marina.

  • 40 years of Troon

    40 years of Troon

    One of the first marinas to be built on the Firth of Clyde has celebrated its 40th year, with one staff member also enjoying his 40th year of employment at the popular Scottish yacht haven.

  • Test: Arcona 435

    Test: Arcona 435

    In 2009 the Arcona 430 was voted European Yacht of the Year in the Performance Cruiser division. Now its successor, the Arcona 435 which YL tested in December is odds on favourite for 2019.

  • Social Cruising

    Social Cruising

    Clive and Flora Reeves provisioned their Maxi 1000 and set off on their annual SOCIAL cruise departing Rhu Marina and motoring to Rothesay for the start of the Tobermory Race.

  • Alex’ Rhum Do

    Alex’ Rhum Do

    Just when we all thought Alex Thomson had put his history of drama and bad luck behind him and was on the threshold of a fine victory in the Route du Rhum, it all went […]

  • Scotts at Port Edgar

    Scotts at Port Edgar

    With Scotts restaurant having opened in October facing the three iconic bridges, Port Edgar Marina has now taken on the role of a destination yacht haven for restaurant diners and yachtsmen alike.

  • Ye Canna Beat It

    Ye Canna Beat It

    WHAT IS IT about boating that makes it so special and so different? And why choose a motorboat rather than a yacht?  Look at almost any marina or anchorage, and you will be immediately impressed […]

  • Who Makes A Difference To Your Boating?

    Who Makes A Difference To Your Boating?

    THE RYA Scotland Awards looks to find those individuals and clubs who have enriched your experience of getting afloat in 2018. Whether they have a formal role as an official, or the supporting role of […]

  • Largs Skiff Sailor Is 2018 Champion Of Champions

    Largs Skiff Sailor Is 2018 Champion Of Champions

    The RYA Scotland Champion of Champions is an annual event within the Scottish Sailing scene that has been running since 1971. The coveted Silver Salver contains the names of some enduring champions over these years. […]

  • Developing The Instructors Of The Future

    Developing The Instructors Of The Future

    Each year, National Watersports Training Centre Cumbrae enrols a number of young people to our Instructor Development Scheme (IDS). They will all have a variety of qualifications already, but it is our role to develop […]


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