" Sailing with Colin is great fun and a great learning experience both on-shore and afloat . He took us to some beautiful anchorages with days of exhilarating sailing and gentle cruising in between. I was delighted with the skill and patience he showed in developing my capabilities and really prepared me well for the Yachtmaster Examination."

Douglas Cauthorne, Leicester

" Since we discovered Clyde Yachts, we have looked no further for a knowledgeable and efficient company to charter good quality boats.  The boats are in excellent condition inside and out and are carefully checked on handover and return.  In addition to the quality of the boats, Colin Hamilton has provided an excellent service to us - we always know that once in Colin's capable hands, everything we need will be sorted out.  Colin is also an excellent instructor - we have used his skills to do comp crew, day skipper and, most recently, coastal skipper qualifications.  He is not only a sailing expert, he is a genuinely good guy and great fun to have around."

Liz & Neil Marchant, Aberdeen

" The whole West Coast experience was exhilarating, with a number of truly memorable moments.  Skimming through the Corryvrechan whirlpool at 16 knots with Colin at the wheel was an astonishing event - one which we'll never forget.  Colin is an inspiring instructor and a selfless and knowledgeable host. We'll be  back for more next year. "

John & Alison Turner, Ayrshire

" Thanks for a very entertaining couple of days and some good sailing experience . It was good to make your acquaintance."

Mike Cowie

" Just a quick note to thank you once again for the great day on Monday - a day to be remembered!"

Tony Ridyard, Argyle


"I've never sailed with a boat during my 30 years Skipper experience with such a perfectly and well-thought-out equipped  boat as yours. We had the feeling being on an owner boat not on a charter boat. The choice of a Beneteau like yours for this sailing area is ideal.
We hope we can charter a boat from you again. I'm sure there is much more to discover in your fantastic Scotland.

Thanks again for your hospitality"

Peter and Conny Obitz, Germany



" Great planning, great knowledge, great teaching and a generosity to share."

"I have enclosed a CD with the photographs - there are quite a few of Staffa. I hope they bring back happy memories. We certainly have lots."

Mrs. C. Pemberton, Teddington Green, London

" What a week that was!
I thoroughly enjoyed it , it was brill.
The crew was a good laugh. Thatís what I miss most about Scotland.

Liz McEwan, Switzerland

" Set against the backdrop of the most rugged and inspiring scenery, Clyde Yachts provide expert tuition with an edge of the unexpected , The intensive learning experiences are combined with excellent evening relaxation at choice local hostelries with excellent company to ensure the holiday atmosphere matches the sailing. A real adventure, I will be returning for more and would recommend the trips and the tuition to anyone."

Lyn Dodds, Tyne and Wear

"I am writing this letter as an extremely satisfied customer of Clyde Yachts and the RYA practical training course for the Day Skipper.

We received professional tuition of the highest degree from Mr Colin Hamilton, experienced weather from sunshine to very strong winds, took in the beautiful scenery of the West Coast of Scotland and I learned more in 6 days than I have learned so far in over 30 years of dinghy sailing and crewing on larger yachts. The yacht and equipment on board were of a quality second to none, the food was great and Colinís company was both very entertaining and informative.

The course was very well run and presented from the moment we stepped on board to the moment we left, and despite feeling both mentally and physically tired it was the best 6 days of sailing that I have experienced in my 47 years!

I can and will strongly recommend both the course and your company to all of my sailing friends and colleagues. Many thanks again for a truly memorable and rewarding experience from a very satisfied customer."

Jonathan Jones

"Just wanted to say thanks again for a fantastic trip courtesy of Scottish Widows last week.

It was a tremendous experience in excellent company, led by yourself and Ian in a very professional yet relaxed and extremely sociable manner. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I would have no hesitation in recommending Clyde Yachts for any sailing experience. Ian was a superb skipper and host, and our group really enjoyed his calm and friendly approach which ensured we had a great couple of days.

I can’t remember a trip or holiday where everything just happened so smoothly and stress-free: the whole format of the trip was perfect, right down to arranging the sunshine in the middle of a wet September!

Thanks again, hope to use your services again in the future"

John Albion Cert PFS CeMAP

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