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Scotland Sailing
Insights into Sailing in Scotland

The 2010 Season Begins…

April 8th, 2010 alison
Yachts sailing out of Kip Marina

Yachts sailing out of Kip Marina

The Easter weekend has now been and gone, and the weather was kind to us (well, for most of it)! There was good sailing to be had on Saturday and Sunday in between the showers, but unfortunately the holiday Monday was predictably wet and windy. The later part of this week though looks like it will be better and the weekend is looking promising, so make some plans to go and float off your berth, and get some practise in for the season ahead.

Summer 2010 looks to be busy for sailing on the Clyde and West Coast. Fairlie Yacht Club’s racing starts next week, and the weekend musters not long after for both Fairlie and the Clyde Cruising Club. The Clyde Cruising Club celebrates its centenary this year with a two week cruise from Ardfern to the Outer Hebrides and back, with numerous musters, dinners and BBQs along the way, and a sail past in the Clyde.

Meanwhile, at Charter For You we’ve been getting ready for the season, promoting the corporate side of the business “Mainsail” at the Main Event Show in March and prepping and polishing the boats so they’re ready for the charterer’s coming. The first RYA course of the season started on Sunday evening and the first charter went out on Wednesday so it feels like there is more activity around the marina and that sailing season 2010 is officially open!

Also Charter For You is now on Facebook so don’t forget to look us up and become a fan!


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Our day in Glasgow

March 19th, 2009 alison
Interior of "Blue"

Interior of "Blue"

Interior of "No Stress"

Interior of "No Stress"

Thursday was a day spent tied up on the SECC pontoon, while we went to a corporate event show at the SECC. Between showing people around both ”Blue” and “No Stress” to show how good a platform they are for corporate entertainment, we enjoyed the dry, although windy, weather and took advantage of the opportunity to take photos of the landmarks which surrounded us. After we had packed up for the evening we thought we should investigate the local hostelry and disembarked to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for dinner and a couple of drinks, before heading back to the yachts to prepare for Friday’s trip back down the river.

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