The Clyde – the West Coast of Scotland in a nutshell

The Firth of Clyde is the perfect cruising area in miniature, on Glasgow’s doorstep, yet unspoilt, sheltered and relatively uncrowded. Though relatively small in extent it still dwarfs the Solent, and offers far more to see and do than you could ever cram into a two week charter.

The long fiord-like arms of the sea reaching up into the hills of Argyll, the islands of Bute, Cumbrae and spectaular Arran and the long peninsula of Kintyre combine in the Clyde to create a fabulous playground for the visiting yachtsman.

South from the long seas lochs the Clyde opens out to encompass spectacular Arran, its peaks and ridges a Highlands in miniature. Past Brodick, Lamlash Bay is a perfectly sheltered natural anchorage big enough for a fleet of warships, yet snug enough for a yacht tucked in behind Holy Isle with its Buddhist inhabitants, remote yet just a three hour sail from Ardrossan.