We’re so lucky here in the UK. We have some of the world’s best sailing waters flanked by truly breath-taking scenery right here on our doorstep. From the chalky cliffs of the Jurassic Coast to the deep lochs of Scotland, our diverse coastline never fails to amaze. With our jagged coastline offering so many options to explore, many find planning a sailing adventure overwhelming. So, we’ve done the hard work for you. Our team have put together some UK sailing itineraries that not only show off the very best of their region but also challenge the sailing and navigational skills of both newbie and experienced sailors alike.
FIRTH OF CLYDE
The Clyde is one of Scotland’s most accessible and protected bodies of open water. Largs acts as the region’s hub for yachting, and from there you can explore both mainland and island ports. For those wanting to stretch themselves, there are many options for longer passages, whilst ashore the choice of activities and entertainment is endless.
What we love: The Kyles of Bute (above), in our eyes, is one of the world’s best anchorages. With a not a sole around, a clear sky and a bottle of local Scotch, a night at anchor here is truly idyllic.
DEVON & CORNWALL
Plymouth has a long and proud naval history. From here, you’ll set out on a 10-day sailing adventure that will see you cover two different counties with two different methods of eating scones. With a mixture of short passages and longer open sea legs, you’ll experience the true diversity of this beautiful coastline.
What we love: The rivers in Devon and Cornwall are peppered with little coastal villages that have their own visitor moorings. A quick paddle ashore and you land in a true west country world
SOLENT & DORSET
The Solent is sailing’s Mecca. Famous for its protected waters and double tide, it has long since been a favourite for yacht racers and cruisers alike. Venture out of the West Solent and you’re treated to the stunning Jurassic Coast. The long sweeping bays offer the chance to stretch the legs with some extended sailing passages.
What we love: Long lunches looking over Colwell Bay. You have to get some reward for all the longer sailing passages, right?!
Inspired? Contact our sailing specialists to book your own UK yacht charter.