Chartering is a cost-effective way of enjoying sailing in a wide variety of locations,
without either the expense of owning a yacht, or the cost in time of getting to places
remote from one's home port.
Scotland's many yacht charter operations offer superb choices
in location and yacht type, as they range from the simple bareboat option for you and
friends or family to enjoy, to the luxury of skippered charter aboard an excellent
selection of craft ranging from classic to modern.
You will see whether your tastes and interests are power or
sail, self-sail or skippered, in sheltered or more demanding waters, historic craft,
modern 'state of the art' yachts, power boats or special interest cruising to remote
places like St Kilda or the Flannan Isles, they can catered for.
Cruising in Scotland is not all tough, demanding sailing - indeed many areas are ideal for
the relative beginner. Pilotage is straightforward, tides are no stronger than in, say,
the Solent, there is little shipping, and fog is rare. There is much published information
about cruising in Scottish waters, which makes forward planning and day to day pilotage a
pleasure. Admiralty and Imray charts cover Scotland in the greatest detail, and either
Clyde Cruising Club Sailing Directions or Imray's Yachtsman's Pilot Series will provide
complete and detailed information on virtually every anchorage, harbour and stretch of
Add to this the invaluable Welcome Ashore Booklet produced by
Sail Scotland and your 'required reading' is complete.
Whether you have progressed through power or sail cruising
school to bareboat charter, or have sufficient past experience to satisfy charterers'
requirements, the Sail Scotland brochure will provide the right boat in the right place
for your next holiday afloat.
Scotland's cruising grounds are unspoiled, if that is not too simple a word to
convey the unique combination of a land and seascape virtually untouched by man.
Even the sheltered lochs of the Firth of Clyde are relatively
unspoiled, and the majestic west coast, with Skye and the Hebrides, offers the cruising
sailor the ultimate in scenery and wildlife.
This environment is one of peace and quiet, of empty
anchorage's, of clear clean water, of long summer evenings when it barely gets dark at
all. It is one you will not want to miss. You cannot truly appreciate the magic until you
come and try it.