About Clyde Yachts

Colin Hamilton - Yachtmaster

 

Colin Hamilton runs Clyde Yachts...

" After 15 years of aviation experience I decided that the slower, relaxing sailing environment was more my scene. The parallels of navigating and the same respect for the elements of nature transferred quite naturally to sailing, which has become a passion.

I am an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and examiner and I work for many of the sailing schools on the Clyde.

Sailing should be fun - it should also be safe and challenging. I take great pride in the courses that I run. During the instruction, which I care greatly about, I also try to challenge the skills of my students, allowing them to try new ideas as well as developing their own knowledge and abilities. A one-off request came from one of my day skipper students to find a luxury yacht to take his family on holiday. I found the ideal yacht for him. He was happy, his family were happy, but more importantly, his wife also enjoyed the new experience. Many people want to sail in a comfortable safe yacht and from this desire I founded Clyde Yachts.

After a day of sailing, what I love most is to slip into one of the many hotels and pubs on the Clyde for an excellent meal - and perhaps a pint of the local beer (if there is a piano I can be coaxed to play - maybe!) I am always greeted with a welcome which makes me proud to be part of the west of Scotland sailing scene.

For those of you who charter from me I can advise what I believe to be the best anchorages, moorings, harbours and marinas, then once you have tied up, where to eat or drink to finish off your day ".

" Sailing isnít just about boats - itís about making memories. I can definitely help you with that one... "

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