Sailing in the Firth of Clyde
Tarbert Loch Fyne 25nm from Largs.
There are some lovely destinations in The Firth of Clyde.
Rothesay is the closest harbour on the island of Bute and can make an excellent first night stop over.
The Kyles of Bute are very pleasant to explore on your way to Tarbert and Loch Fyne. Caladh Harbour, in the Kyles of Bute is just one of the examples of the picturesque anchorages that you can discover in the Clyde Area. Do stop there for lunch if you have a chance.
Tarbert is a lovely place to visit with good shore facilities and a character all of it’s own.
Most sailors visit Arran where there are well sheltered bays with mooring bouys available. Lamlash, Brodick, and Lochranza are all excellent places to visit.
Further down the Clyde, Campletown is a favourite destination.
On the Ayrshire coast there is a good selection of Marinas with Kip, Ardrossan, and Troon with Girvan a possibility (subject to dredging !) for those who wish visit and enjoy “Burns Country”
All in All, The Clyde offers the sailor a vast sheltered cruising ground,
Stretching from Arrocher, Loch Long in the North to “Sanda” & Loch Ryan in the South.
You won’t be disappointed !
If you wish to go further, then you can visit Northern Island. Bangor, Belfast, Ballycastle and Rathlin Island are all great places to visit by boat.
Progressing round the “Mull of Kintyre” if you have the time and the weather then Port Ellen makes a good stopover and a great destination for visiting the whisky distilleries. (They even have their own moorings !)