Teach yourself to sail and have the holiday of a lifetime

YCA 29 - from less than £500n per weekkWe have just added some pictures of the accommodation on board our fleet of sailing yachts to the website.

Our sailing  yacht charter  is, we believe,  unique in Scotland – the only opportunity for complete novices to try their hand at sailing with no need to go on courses first or acquire any ‘tickets’.  With no tides and simple navigation sailing novices can charter our yachts and enjoy a carefree boating holiday among some of the finest scenery in Scotland. As much sailing tuition as is required by the novice sailor is provided before you set off.

All our cruising yachts have reliable engines, so how much or how little you actually sail during your boating holiday is entirely up to you. Even if you don’t get the sails up you will still enjoy a holiday you will never forget as skipper of your own boat on the beautiful Caledonian Canal, the UK’s most spectacular inland waterway.

Because of our situation  near the middle of the canal, at the Eastern end of Loch Lochy, there are no deadlines or timetables. When you go aboard  you can choose to spend your first night on our pontoon or cruise off  Westwards down Loch Lochy with no need to worry about locking times.  If you choose to go East  from our base at Laggan Locks your route will take you through gentle Loch Oich with its tree covered shores and on to Fort Augustus, from where you can sail for over twenty miles on Loch Ness, the most famous of Scotland’s lochs.

Moody 38 interiorSigma accommodation

If you have always wanted to try sailing a modern yacht but thought it was too expensive or would take too long to learn, why not take a look at our dedicated sailing mini-site and check out our amazing prices.

You could  be skippering your own yacht under sail  through Scotland’s finest scenery this year.

 Check out our dedicated sailing site here

Cruisers Return

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008 (1152 x 864)005 (1152 x 864) The bulk of the Cruisers were taken back down through the locks on Monday.  It was a perfect day for the job, with no wind and it was nice and dry, bar a wee flurry of the white stuff.  The sun was beaming but it was still bitterly cold.  The boats came through two by two, which got them through the locks quicker.  Next week we will get the yachts back to their rightful place along with the rest of the Cruisers.

It has been very busy here at West Highland Sailing this last couple of weeks, everybody is working flat out to get the boats ready for the season ahead.  It was all hands on deck yesterday to get the upholstery back to the boats, they look all homely again with the curtains back up.

It is another cracking day today, Loch Lochy is getting very low as we have not had any rain for over 2 weeks, it has been a pretty dry time so far this year.