John Readman (skipper/log author) formed the genesis of a plan to sail to St Kilda, and over the winter he found that his boat partners, Hugh and Carolyn, (they share A Sonar), were also keen […]



    Across the ten categories of the RYA Scotland 2018 Annual Awards there were plenty of inspiring individuals and teams who make a massive difference to the sport of sailing in Scotland.



    Having several friends with foiling moths, Dalgety Bay dinghy sailor Keith Bedborough knew a little bit about the concepts, but had never seriously thought about acquiring a foiler…

  • 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.

  • Golden Show At Southampton

    Golden Show At Southampton

    As the 50th anniversary Southampton Boat Show drew to a close, the organisers, many exhibitors, sponsors and visitors were hailing the golden event as a great success with steady boat sales.