A Suggested itinerary for a One Week Charter
This is suggested as a starting point for people who haven’t visited the Clyde before. If you are an old Clyde hand you will no doubt have a long list of places you want to go)
It’s mid afternoon or later, so if you want to get started on your adventure then an hour’s sail to Millport is a possibility. There are visitors’ moorings here and a lively wee town.
To Rothesay or Port Bannatyne
If the wind suits you might head up to Rothesay at the bottom of the East Kyle of Bute. Kilchattan Bay can make a pleasant detour for a lunch stop in settled conditions. Two or three miles further on you will find the new marina at Port Bannatyne.
Rothesay – Tarbert via the Kyles of Bute
A spectacular sail, with the wind sure to be in your favour at some point on your serpentine course. Drop a lunch hook at the beautiful Burnt Islands or Caladh harbour. The new marina at Portavadie, opposite Tarbert, is an alternative destination.
Tarbert – Lochranza
An easy sail to this sheltered sea loch at the North end of the spectacular Isle of Arran. Lochranza now has a short-stay pontoon.
Lochranza – Lamlash / Holy Isle
A sail down the exposed East coast of Arran under its spectacular ridges feels a little more adventurous after the sheltered waters you have enjoyed so far, but there are plenty of sheltered anchorages in the huge natural harbour of Lamlash bay – or pick up a visitors’ mooring.
Perhaps back to Brodick and take a visitors mooring while you go ashore to explore Arran. Be warned though – the bay is very exposed NE to SE. Alternatives are East to Ardrossan or North back to Millport and the sheltered waters of the Largs channel – or just stay and play in the sheltered waters of Lamalash Bay.
Heading back to Largs
A leisurely sail back to Largs to enjoy the facilities of this very well equipped marina on your last night aboard Guillemot.