Holidays Argyll

Tighnabruaich has been very popular with Drascombe boat owners who are the icon of trailer sailors! No matter what the wind and direction there is a close at hand anchorage and sailing area which will be protected. Temporary and permanent moorings are available for up to 15 tons. Tom can arrange day sailing excursions as well as RYA courses with Charter For You. For charts look at IMRAY Chart "63" or Admiralty chart "Kyles of Bute" Sailing Directions Clyde Cruising Club publication "The Firth of Clyde" or IMRAY "Clyde to Colonsay".

Dinghies can be launched from several places along the shore and can sail in relative safety in the lee of the Isle of Bute, or take a day cruise to Rothesay or round Inchmarnock.

Trailer sailing is really easy in the Kyles: there are 2 slipways and one of them is free! The other is at the Maramarine Boat yard towards the east of Tighnabruaich village - it has a crane and hoist should you need it.

Visitors' moorings are available for cruisers in front of some of the hotels and the waters of the Firth of Clyde are a legendary sailing location. The An Lochan has a pontoon suitable for tenders and small craft.

For a tide prediction for local waters click here.

Moorings and launch sites are shown on this printer-friendly chart.

The Kyles of Bute Sailing Club operates a full racing calendar throughout the summer and visitors are welcome to take part.

Sailing in the North Kyle
Charter For You  RYA