• 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.

     
  • Racing A 72 Year Old

    Racing A 72 Year Old

    John Simpson raced on the 72 year old yacht Kelana at this year’s Scottish Series. Given a scratch crew and the highest handicap in CYCA 5, it was always going to be a tough one […]

     
  • Brits Win Blind Worlds

    Brits Win Blind Worlds

    A trio of blind and visually impaired sailors from the UK won the Blind Match Racing World Championship 2018, hosted for the first time in the UK by Scotland’s oldest sailing club.

     
  • Performance Re-think

    Performance Re-think

    For Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey range the time had come for a complete rethink, not just clever innovations, but for the new 410, a complete clean re-defining sheet of paper, reports Andi Robertson.

     
  • Muckle Flugga Bound

    Muckle Flugga Bound

    It was a return to Muckle Flugga for the owners of the Nicholson 35 Le Dauphin as they departed Oban and after a gentle sail with little wind arrived in Tobermory. The next day however, […]