• KEELBOAT CIRCUIT BEGINS

    KEELBOAT CIRCUIT BEGINS

    2017 Scottish Series attracts big IRC, One Design and White Sail classes for a four day race series all preceded by twin venue Icebreaker parties on the Thursday evening at Tarbert and Largs.

     
  • POWER GRAND PRIX

    POWER GRAND PRIX

    It’s fast, furious, free to watch and this season’s P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea will once again deliver powerboat racing and jet ski action at Greenock ESPLANADE over 24/25 June.

     
  • CRUISING LOG

    CRUISING LOG

    It was something that had to be done; one of the few significant bits of Scottish coastline Mike Johnston hadn’t cruised yet. True, he had called at Lerwick and Bressay but only on fleeting visits…

     
  • BOAT BUYING LADDER

    BOAT BUYING LADDER

    Reader Phil Sampson, has bought a new boat and he describes in detail his rise to a Fairline Targa 34, from what was a standing start, after he had convinced his wife that sailing was […]

     
  • CANAL DISCOUNTS

    CANAL DISCOUNTS

    Scottish Canals, Tarbert Harbour and Craobh Marina have partnered up to encourage even more boaters to explore the west coast and the Crinan Canal this year, with discounts available to flotillas.

     
  • PUSHING THE BOAT OUT

    PUSHING THE BOAT OUT

    Scotland looks forward to it’s biggest ever Push The Boat Out campaign this summer with a record 42 clubs and centres signed up between 13-21 May 2017 to throw their doors open.

     
  • CHALLENGER SUNK

    CHALLENGER SUNK

    The Scottish based Clipper 60 ocean racing yacht Clyde Challenger had to be scuttled 610 miles south west of Land Ends after its mast severed at deck level on a return trip from the Azores.

     
  • TEST: SWIFT 30

    TEST: SWIFT 30

    It is rare that, in any model range of motor cruisers, the smallest version is arguably the most perfectly spec’d and proportioned. Yet this is the case with Beneteau’s YL tested Swift 30 Trawler.

     
  • TEST: DIAM 24

    TEST: DIAM 24

    The most exciting boat I sailed last year was the Diam 24, says Andi Robertson. It’s a sporty trimaran from VPLP who have designed all the best, fast multihulls including RTW record breaker Sodeb’O.

     
  • RYAS AWARDS

    RYAS AWARDS

    The boating community from around Scotland gathered at the Glasgow Science Centre as RYA Scotland recognised achievements and outstanding commitment of volunteers.