• DUSSELDORF BOOT SHOW

    DUSSELDORF BOOT SHOW

    It is only when you move from one huge hall full of boats to yet another huge hall full of boats that the sheer magnitude of Germany’s annual Boot show hits home.

     
  • STORY OF GIGHA

    STORY OF GIGHA

    It’s often said a boat could tell a story or two, especially a classic that’s had an interesting history. This is such a story, of the Scottish Island Class Gigha, built in 1931.

     
  • TEST: OCEANIS 46.1

    TEST: OCEANIS 46.1

    The Oceanis 45 is a hard act to follow, but the new Finot Conq design 46.1 makes significant steps in light, space and ambience inside, coupled with an easy worked deck layout.

     
  • ST KILDA LOG

    ST KILDA LOG

    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 […]

     
  • RYAS AWARD WINNERS

    RYAS AWARD WINNERS

    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.

     
  • TRY FOILING!

    TRY FOILING!

    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.