Useful Contacts

Sailing World

Chat and photographs about what is going on, primarily in the IRC fleet.
ISAF  02380-635111 
The international governing body.
RYA  02380-604100 
The governing body for sailing in the UK - everything you need to know.
RYA Scotland  0131-317-7388eMail Link
The RYA regional presence in Scotland.
Welcome Anchorages    
Welcome Anchorages is a guide to shore facilities for cruising yachts at 125 locations around the coasts of Scotland from the Mull of Galloway in the south west of Scotland to Peterhead in the north east, including the Orkney and Shetland Isles.


Goacher SailsSteve GoacherLowside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3DH015394-88686eMail Link
When performance counts. Complete professional support for racing & cruising yachts.
Nicolson HughesMurray CaldwellSilverhills, Rosneath G84 0RW01436 831356eMail Link
For cruising, racing, one-design and dinghies. Repairs, valeting, storage. Sprayhoods, canopies, dodges, cushion covers, sail covers and accessories.
Owen SailsDiana ShellcockTralee Bay, Benderloch, By Oban PA37 1QR01631 720485eMail Link
Owen Sails based in Oban, Scotland. Top quality race and cruise sails, repairs, sprayhoods, canopies, stackpacks, sail covers, dodgers, upholstery, rigging, reefing systems and tuning. Providing service since 1984.
Saturn Sails LtdJohn HighcockLargs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs KA30 8EZ01475-689933eMail Link
Sailmakers that design and build racing or cruising sails for performance, longevity, quality and value for money.


Bangor Marina Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland BT20 5ED0289145 3297eMail Link
560 sheltered berths with 24 hour access. Excellent toilet, shower and laundry facilities.
Clyde Marina The Harbour, Ardrossan, Ayrshire KA22 8DB01294-607077eMail Link
Deepest marina berthing on the Clyde, with large hardstanding area and undercover storage.
Craobh Marina Craobh Haven, by Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8UA01852 500222eMail Link
The 250 berth Craobh Marina, located on the Northern shore of the Craignish peninsula, was created in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland's West Coast. An ideal base for exploring the West Coast
Crinan Canal Canal Office, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA1601546-603210eMail Link
The canal was created to open up the west coast and improve access to the Western Isles, offering a safe transit route from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan, thus avoiding the often difficult sail around the Mull of Kintyre.
Fairlie Quay Main Road, Fairlie, Ayrshire, KA29 0AS01475 568267eMail Link
Located on the southern shores of the River Clyde, Fairlie Quay offers 60,00sq ft of undercover boat storage, hard standing. The yard operates a travel hoist and boat shifter, and has a large pier with 8.5m depth. Fairlie Quay is ISPS compliant.
Holy Loch Marina Rankin's Brae, Sandbank, Argyll PA23 8QB01369 701800eMail Link
Marine gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Fuel gas and chandlery. Undercover storage available. Secure car parking.
Kip Marina Inverkip, Renfewshire, PA16 0AS01475 521485eMail Link
Open 24h, 365 days a year. 600+ spacious, serviced berths. 40 mins from Glasgow and its international airports. Ideal base for cruising & racing. Easy access to the West Coast.
Largs Yacht Haven Irvine Road, Largs KA30 8EZ01475 675333eMail Link
We have 730 berths, fully serviced with power and water. The marina is accessible at all states of tide. There is free parking in the dedicated berth holders' car park.
Portavadie Marina Loch Fyne, Argyll PA21 2DA01700-811075eMail Link
Situated just a few miles to the north of Arran, Portavadie Marina is positioned amidst the beautiful cruising grounds of Loch Fyne and is ideally located to give access to the Firth of Clyde and some of the finest sailing waters in the world.
Rhu Marina Rhu, By Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute G84 8LL01436 820239 
Rhu Marina lies in a picturesque location on the side of the Gareloch on the north side of the Firth of Clyde. 235 deep water berths and 35 swinging moorings and can accommodate 140 boats in the shore storage area.
Sandpoint Marina Ltd Woodyard Road, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire G82 4BG01389-762396eMail Link
85T Launching/Recovery Trailer, 40T Travel Hoist, Indoor Storage with Full Services for Boats up to 80' in length. Individual Workshop Units, fully alarmed with electric roller doors and inbuilt water and electricity supply.
Troon Yacht Haven Irvine Road, Largs KA30 8EZ01292 315553eMail Link
Situated on the Southern Clyde Estuary, Troon Yacht Haven provides an ideal port for entering the Clyde or for passage making to Ireland and the South. One of the longest established marinas in Scotland.


Duncan Yacht Chandlers 7 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8NL0141 429 6044eMail Link
With over 40 years of experience providing the boating & yachting world an unrivalled choice in Chandlery and sailing clothing.
New World Yacht ClubFiona KilgoreRhu Marina, Rhu, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute G84 801436-820586eMail Link
We are suppliers and installers of all types of boat electronics from all of the industry leading suppliers.We also supply & install Wind Generator systems, Battery Management System, Windlasses, Winches and Steering gear.

Marine Industry

Clyde Sea RecoveryCampbellClyde Sea Recovery Ltd, Holy Loch Marina, Sandbank01369-706446eMail Link
For many years, motorists have had the security of inclusive breakdown cover when they insure their vehicles. Unfortunately the boating fraternity have never had the same service, until now. Please visit our website for more details.
Q D Plastics (Glasgow) LtdIan ThomsonElm Road, Broadmeadow Ind Estate, Dumbarton,G82 2R01389-762377eMail Link
The services we offer are built on over 40 years of experience in the plastics industry. Each product that QD creates is hand crafted and finished to the highest quality.
Toward Moorings & TowageAndy LancasterFairmount, Wyndham Road, Innellan PA23 7SJ01369 830121eMail Link
Toward Moorings and Towage Ltd is a family owned and run company operating since 1996 in and around the Firth of Clyde.We design, manufacture, install, upgrade and maintain moorings in the Clyde and Clyde Lochs on the west coast of Scotland.


Bilgewater Gin  0131-478-5630 
Marine strength gin - call "The Gin Line" for more!
The Majestic Line 3 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7HW0131 623 5012eMail Link
There is no better way to explore the spectacular coastlines of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides. Soak in the scenery, wildlife and Scottish heritage, while enjoying excellent food and hospitality on board.


Craobh Haven Watersports Craobh Haven Watersports, Craobh Haven, Argyll PA01852-500665eMail Link
Craobh Haven Watersports now offers yacht, dinghy, kayak and motor boat hire & instruction by RYA qualified staff, along with small craft moorings for permanent use. Come moor your yacht with us, or visit for a dinghy sail in one of our fleet boats.

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