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Get Sailing 2012

April 4th, 2012 alison

Easter is almost upon us and with it the start of the 2012 season. While some hardy folk have already been out sailing in the chillier weather, here at Mainsail we have been working away getting the boats all prepped for the forthcoming season, and waiting for some warmer weather! The first daysail is on Saturday 14th April and we still have some places left. Get the most out of your sailing season and come and join us for what will hopefully be some sunshine sailing!

Daysail relaxation

Daysail relaxation

Daysail information can be found on our Yachting Trips website.

More daysails are planned for later in the year, book 2 places during April and get 10% off!

Daysail dates: Saturday 14th April, Sunday 13th May, Saturday 2nd June, Sunday 17th June, Saturday 7th July,  Sunday 5th August, Saturday 1st September, Sunday 16th September

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A trip on the Waverley (Part Three): Rothesay to Tighnabruaich

August 9th, 2009 alison

Approaching the Kyles of Bute

Approaching the Kyles of Bute

We're steaming past all the traffic

We’re steaming past all the traffic

Almost in a straight line

Almost in  a straight line!

He's back.

He’s back…

Moored up the Kyles

Moored up the Kyles

a fantastic day out, on a fantastic ship, supporting a fantastic cause!

A fantastic day out, on a fantastic ship, supporting a fantastic cause!

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A trip on the Waverley (Part Two): Some of the sights

August 6th, 2009 alison

Steaming past Innellan village

Steaming past Innellan Village..

A Beneteau briskly passes by

A Beneteau briskly passes by..

A seat at last

Unpaid guests..

The old and the new

The old and the new..

The business end - ab fab

The business end - ab fab!

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A trip on the Waverley (Part One): Dunoon to Rothesay

July 31st, 2009 alison

Waverley Glasgow

Its the Glasgow Fair, our day begins at Dunoon. We’ve left the sailing boat tied up and taken to the paddles.

Who's at the helm?

Who’s driving? It’s OK, the captain is steering from upstairs. The big black drum seems to be a steam-driven winch.

Some passengers

It’s Glasgow holiday season, which might explain why the Waverley was full of passengers in fancy dress, as cavemen.  These two seem almost normal.

Toward lighthouse

Toward lighthouse, now unmanned, with the disused foghorn in the foreground.

All dressed up

Waverley had dressed up for the holidays.

Rothesay Bay - a fine sight

Rothesay Bay - a fine sight!

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Mylne Classic Regatta 2009

July 6th, 2009 alison
Fyfe 18

Some Fyfe Yachts racing during the 2008 Fyfe Regatta

Starting on Sunday 12th July is the Mylne Classic Regatta. In an event that may be reminiscent to some of the Fyfe Regatta last summer, these Alfred Mylne designed yachts will compete in numerous races, from Helensburgh to Rothesay, Round Bute, To Cumbrae and back from Rothesay to Rhu, meaning there will be plenty to see over the week. Let’s hope the good weather we’ve been having holds so we can see some of these yachts in their full glory! There will also be opportunities for the public to visit the yachts at each stopover.

Sure to be a sight from the land, why not get out and look at them from the water? With daysail spaces available from Kip on Saturday 18th July 2009 take the opportunity to sail the Firth of Clyde, enjoy the scenery and wildlife, and perhaps see some of these yachts as they make their way home from the regatta.

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