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If you enjoy water sports, then be sure to check out what we have on offer for the sailing section. Whether you seek competition, learn how to sail or just to have fun there is plenty to choose from...

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Aberdeenshire Sailing

blank tabOCEAN YOUTH TRUST SCOTLANDBoating & Sailing
The Bears' Den, 36 The Glebe, Kemnay, Inverurie, AB51 5NW

The Ocean Youth Trust Scotland aims to become the leading provider of youth work at sea in the UK, for young people aged 12-24, in a safe yet unique environment. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland provides adventurous educational opportunities for young people aged 12-24 to develop their knowledge about themselves, others, and society.

Angus & Dundee Sailing

Dundee Sailing Club

Grassy Beach, Ogilvie Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1LU
Tel: 01382 778724     E-mail:

The only club dedicated to dinghy cruising on the East Coast of Scotland, catering for complete novices through to experienced seafarers.

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Monikie Country Park

Monikie, by Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Tel: 01382 370202     Web:

Sailboards, sailing dinghiesand kayaks are available to  hire from May to September. Courses also offered by The Ranger Service.

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Royal Tay Yacht Club

34 Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1LX
Tel: 01382 477516    E-mail:

A family sailing club, the RTYC, in cooperation with the Tay Sail Training Association (TSTA), offers and encourages training amongst its membership.

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Argyll & Bute Sailing

Quadmania Ltd

Stronchullin Farm, Blairmore, By Dunoon
Tel: 01369 810289     E-mail:

Action-packed activities from quad-bikes to abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rib-boat adventure, archery, gorge walking and more.

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Bute Sailing School

Cannon House, Battery Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9DP
Tel: 01700 504881    Mobile: 07779 800737
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RYA courses, sailing holidays and charter.

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Tighnabruaich Sailing School

Tighnabruaich, PA21 2AH
Tel: 01700 811717    E-mail:

RYA approved training centre with over 40 years of experience.

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OffshoreScotland Sea School

Esperanza, Largs Yacht Haven, Largs, KA30 8EZ
Tel: 07919 930847   E-mail:

Sailing school in Scotland providing RYA theory and practical courses from Start Yachting up to Yachtmaster Offshore and Cruising Instructor. Also, milebuilding, skippered and bareboat yacht charter from our Scottish base at Largs, which offers sheltered inshore waters for those starting out but with easy access to sail Scottish west coast offshore waters and beyond, as far as the wind blows.

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Arran Adventure Centre

Shore Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AJ
Tel: 01770 30 22 44     E-mail:

A wide range of adventures and activities for Adults (individuals and groups), Children (individuals and groups), Families, Corporate and Stag & Hen Groups.

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The Arran Outdoor Education Resource

North Ayrshire Council, Council Offices, Lamlash, Island of Arran, KA27 8KB
Tel: 01770 600532    E-mail:

The Arran Outdoor Education Resource is registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority as licensed to provide specific activities under the following headings: Kayaking, Paddle Surfing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Gorge Scrambling, Off-Road Cycling, Hill Walking & Mountaineering.

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Arran Yacht Club

High Trees, Lamlash, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8JN
Tel: 01770 600470     E-mail:

Dinghy Level 1/2 - Start Sailing / Basic Skills - Dinghy Seamanship Skills - Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers - Dinghy Day Sailing - Dinghy Start Racing - Dinghy Performance Sailing Youth Sailing Scheme - Start Sailing Stage 1 - 4

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Largs Sailing Club

Largs Marina, Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ
Tel: 01475 670000     E-mail:

The facility enables major sailing events to be staged, as well as improving sailing coaching and racing opportunities in the area....

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Prestwick Sailing Club

GrangeMuir Road Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1SN
Tel: 01292 265646      E-mail:

An active dinghy club situated on the Ayrshire coast, approximately 30 miles from Glasgow.

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Maritime Connection

Troon Yacht Haven, Harbour Road, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6DH
Tel: 01292 315492    Mobile: 07885 497476

Yacht Charters - RYA Training Courses - Weekend Cruises and Taster Weekends - Mileage-building cruises - Own Boat Tuition, Sail or Power - Gift Vouchers - Corporate Sailing days - Team Building Events

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Jet Ski Ecosse

3 Portland Avenue, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8NL
Daytime: 01294 279978    Contact: 01294 279977    Mobile: 07836 784076

Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course.

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Catima Sailing

Catima House, 95 Dundonald Road, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 7AD
Tel: 07711635923     E-mail:

Luxury yachts for charter and services based at largs yacht haven which includes the following: Full range of RYA Sail Training Courses (Start Sailing Course to Yachtmaster Offshore) - Luxury Yacht Charter
Corporate Charter/Team Building - Yacht Care and Maintenance - Own Yacht Tuition - Skippering and Delivery, Duke of Edinburgh, gold sailing expeditions.

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Geronimo Sailing School

Clyde Marina, The Harbour, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, KA22 8DB
Mobile: 07810 423551     E-mail:

Start Yachting Course - Competent Crew Practical Course - Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - RYA Coastal Skipper - Sailing Practical Examination - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sailing Practical Examination

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Scotsail Training Ltd

Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ
Tel: 0845 8340335     E-mail:

Start Yachting Course - Competent Crew Practical Course - Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Practical Examination - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sailing Practical Examination

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Second Wind Sailing + Motor Cruising

148 North Shore Road, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6RB
Tel: 01292 310517    Mobile: 07980 003098     E-mail:

A sailing school based in Troon, Scotland running RYA training courses and offering Skippered Charter for up to 6 guests. Offering training + skippere charter for both sailing + motorcruising

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Sunsail - Scotland

Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ
Tel: 0844 463 6817     E-mail:

Start Yachting Course - Competent Crew Practical Course - Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Tidal) - RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Practical Examination - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sailing Practical Examination - RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Sailing Oral Examination.  Sunsail also offers a charter service all over the world.

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Dumfries & Galloway Sailing

Galloway Sailing Centre

Parton, Loch Ken, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3NQ
Tel: 01644 420626      E-mail:

The Galloway Sailing Centre offers courses in sailing, windsurfing, open canoe expeditions, flat and white water kayaking and powerboating from beginner to advanced or instructor levels. Also available: quad bikes, mountain bikes, climbing and abseiling, gorge walking, camping, tree climbing, archery, team building. We have a climbing wall and abseiling tower. Equipment is available for hire for the more experienced.

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Edinburgh Sailing

Port Edgar Marina & Sailing School

Shore Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9SQ
Tel: 0131 331 3330

Port Edgar is a large watersports centre and marina with over 300 berths. There is a variety of courses available for the novice sailor or canoeist and a wide range of options for the intermediate and advanced sailor as well as junior multi activity courses. Based on the Firth of Forth this is an excellent area for learning to sail with some of the most spectacular scenery. The sailing school also has a large fleet hire available to those who are qualified.

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Falkirk Sailing

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Try Glasgow Stirling or Edinburgh for this activity.

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Kingdom of Fife Sailing

Elie Watersports

The Harbour, Elie, Fife, KY 9 1BY
Tel: 01333 330 962    
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Elie Watersports is located in a picturesque holiday village, only 15 minutes drive from St. Andrews. Elie sits at the heart of the East Neuk, approximately an hours drive from the centre of Edinburgh. Royal Yachting Association accredited training centre. Courses available include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing. Activities also available without tuition. The centre also offers boat trips, pedaloes, mountain bike hire.Grey Rule

Fort William Sailing

Lochaber Watersports Ltd

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish, Highland, PH49 4HL
Tel: 01855 821391     E-mail:

Experience sailing on a modern ocean going yacht, a bareboat or skippered charter. RYA Approved Centre, courses include Competent Crew, Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster, Lochaber Watersports Ltd offer both Practical & Theory Offshore Sailing and Powerboat Courses.  Small dinghies, canoes or rowing bots available to hire.

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Lochaber Yacht Club

Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ
Tel: 01397 772361
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The club is an approved RYA Training Establishment and welcomes visiting yachts to Loch Linnhe.

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Monster Activities

Great Glen Water Park, South Laggen, Near Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH34 4EA
Tel: 01809 501340
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Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Bikes, Water Sports, Target Sports, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Abseiling and much more

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Glasgow & Lanarkshire Sailing

Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD

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Castle Semple Sailing Club

Castle Semple Loch, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4EA
Tel: 07845 933619      Web:

Sailing/racing club, with secure boat storage, changing facilities (inc. showers), and club boats;- Toppers, Lasers (std & pico), GP14s and a 420. Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for training/assistance, individual sailing/racing after 2:00pm.

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Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club

Esplanade, Greenock, Renfrewshire, PA16 7SE
Tel: 01475 723260
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The club caters for canoeing, sailing and rowing on the Clyde estuary.

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Strathclyde Country Park

366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, ML1 3ED
Tel: 01698 402060
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A purpose built Watersports Centre, activities include Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Rowing, Waterskiing & Jet Skiing, Storage of Craft, Funboats and Speedboat Rides, plus
Watersport Courses.

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Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club

Strathclyde Country Park, 66 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, ML1 3ED
Tel: 01698 814369
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The club welcomes everyone, from beginners to the more experienced sailor.

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Inverness Sailing

Loch Morlich Watersports

Tel/Fax: 01479 861221    E-mail:

Watersports Centre and Cafe situated on the sandy of Loch Morlich. Canoes, Windsurfers, Sailing boats and Row boats for hire. Instruction. Taster sessions or full courses.

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Cruise Loch Ness

Knockburnie, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, PH32 4BN
Tel: 01320 366221     E-mail:

High specification, custom-built cruise ship. Comfortable saloon and upper deck seating. Sophisticated sonar equipment, linking to TV. Pleasant bar offering light snacks. Spacious accommodation for 111 passengers. All safety features and latest lifesaving equipment. Scenic cruises lasting 50 minutes to one hour.

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Isle of Skye Sailing

Isle of Skye Yachts

Ardvasar, Isle of Skye. IV45 8RS
Tel: 01471 844216    E-mail:

Charter yachts available to hire.

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Broadford Pier

Broadford, Isle of Skye

Boating activities, including sailing, water-skiing, canoeing and diving.

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Northern Highlands Sailing

Pentland Firth Yacht Club

Scrabster, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7UJ
Tel: 01847 895646     E-mail:

The Club aims to encourage sailing, seamanship, racing and the social sides of sailing.

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Sutherland Sailing And Boating Club

The Seafront Centre, Church Street, Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6TT
Tel: 01862 894280     E-mail:

Please contact the club for further details.

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Orkney Islands Sailing

Orkney Marinas Ltd

Grassethowe, St.Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE
Tel: 01856 871313
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Orkney Sailing Club

The Girnel, Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Orkney
Tel: 01856 872331
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Sail Orkney

20 George Street, Kirkwall, Orkney
Tel: 01856 878216
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Orkney Islands Sea Angling Association

The Kiln, 2 Buttquoy Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1JN
Tel: 01856 874089
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Sea fishing and leisure cruises with a minimum of 5 persons being available per trip.

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Out West Charters

17 Hoymansquoy, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, KW16 3DR
Tel/Fax: 01856 850903    Mobile: 07760 293033
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Sight seeing boat trips and sea angling charters from Stromness.

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Outer Hebrides Sailing

Sail Stornoway- a Hebridean Maritime Festival

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Monday 9th through to Saturday 14th July 2012.

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Perth & Kinross Sailing

Croft-Na-Caber Watersports & Activity Centre

Kenmore Loch Tay, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HW
Tel: 01887 830588     E-mail:

Outdoor Adventures include; River rafting, quad bike trek, Maid of the Tay cruise, power boat courses, aqua sausage, ringo ride, kayak hire, kayak instruction, sailing instruction, canoe hire, archery, waterskiing, motorboat hire.

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Drummond Estate Boat Hire

Ardveich Bay, Lochearnhead, Perthshire, FK19 8PZ
Tel: 01567 830400

15 ft loch style boats for fishing or pleasure.

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The Riverside, Grandtully, By Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH9 0PL
Tel: 01887 840400 / 0845 6444755     E-mail:

Set your spirit of adventure free with one of our whitewater rafting excursions or take up the challenge of canyoning, cliff jumping, abseiling and mountain biking.

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Loch Tay Boating Centre

Pier Road, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HG
Tel: 01887 830291    E-mail:

Come and hire one of our wide range of boats on beautiful Loch Tay. Have boats in every size and shape for rent.

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Shetland Islands Sailing

Shetland Sailing Centre

1 Grunnablett, Brae, Shetland
Tel: 07712 576906

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Sail Training Shetland

C/o Lerwick Port Authority, Albert Building, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LL
Tel: 01595 692991    Fax: 01595 693452
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South Yell Boating Club

Manor House, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland, ZE2 9HY
Tel: 01957 722233

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Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Sailing

Loch Lomond Sailing Club

Blair, by Rowardennan, Loch Lomond, G63 0AN
Tel: 0141 9464325
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Dinghy and Keelboat racing every Saturday and Sunday from April to October and a Frostbite Series carrying on through November and December.

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The Scottish Borders Sailing

St. Abbs Boat Charter

The Rest, Murrayfield, St. Abbs, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5PP
Tel: 01890 771681    Fax: 01890 771312
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Boat charter, taking visitors to view cliffs and birds, underwater scenery (for divers).

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St Mary's Loch Sailing Club

A708 (about 72km south of Edinburgh)
Tel: 0131 663 2079    E-mail:      Web:

RYA Training Centre with temporary memberships available for visitors.

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