13 Sep

Availability 2020

We don’t usually post our availability on our website but since there has been an enormous uplift in UK holiday enquiries its probably simpler to advertise what weeks we have available for the near future.

Due to the latest restrictions by the Scottish Government at this moment in time we can only accept bookings from groups of up to six people from a maximum of 2 households.

To book please email charter@alba-sailing.co.uk 

Clear Blue – is available for a week from the 4th October and the 11th October (or 2 weeks from the 4th October = 10% discount)

Eloise – is available for a week from 4th October

Oceanlord – is available for a week from the 19th September and for a week from the 26th September and for a week from the 3rd October (or a fortnight from the 19th = 10% discount) (3 weeks from the 19th September = 20% discount)

Miss Victoria is available for a week from 2nd October

Raphy G – is available for a week from the 21st September

True Blue is available for a week from the 18th September and 2nd October

To book please email charter@alba-sailing.co.uk 

This post is changing on an almost daily basis – sometimes more than once a day. Please check back often and make sure you press F5 to refresh the page.

11 Sep

New Coronavirus restrictions

Yesterday the Scottish Government announced that meetings indoors and outdoors will be subject to a maximum of 6 people from no more than 2 households.

If you have a booking with us between now and the end of this season we will be in contact with you today.  Please do not contact us as it will slow down communications.

We do not know how long this situation will last.

10 Sep

Bookings for 2021

Two factors have conspired to make 2021 an unusual year.

We have moved a few high season bookings from 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid pandemic and in addition many people have already booked for 2021 to be sure of getting a holiday in the UK next year.

It looks like 2021 is going to be the year of the ‘staycation’ and our message is – if you are thinking about sailing on the West coast of Scotland next year then you really need to book now to avoid disappointment.

All 2021 charter bookings now include a free outboard, the tablet with Navionics has proved a huge hit with our customers this year and every boat is now equipped with this facility as well as the virtual handovers on the same tablet which will all remain in place for 2021.

We look forward to hearing from our customers old and new.

07 Aug

New for 2020 !!!

We have now put a GPS enabled Samsung tablet on every yacht – along with suitable USB ports to charge it up. Each tablet contains the virtual handover of the yacht so if you forget something, like where is the water tank filler – you can see the video again.

The major benefit though is that every tablet is equipped with the Navionics navigational software. This is so easy to use and the charts are updated before every charter! This provides immensely detailed charts of the whole of Scotland and even further away. It also provides live tidal stream direction and strength as well as heading and speed etc. 

You can also take it to the pub for a spot of route planning! (It does not require an internet connection). Check out the auto route planning – it feels very close to witchcraft !!!

You can have a look at the programme here.

 

30 Jun

We are Good to Go !!!

We have been signed off by the Scottish Government as ‘Good to Go’ – we look forward to seeing our customers again !!!

22 Jan

Sail Scotland 360º videos

‘Sail Scotland’ has released some stunning 360º videos – showcasing the very best of sailing in Scotland. If you have sailed here before you will enjoy reminiscing. If you haven’t sailed here before you will want to !  The St Kilda one and the Staffa ones are particularly good. If you need a yacht for 2020 don’t hang about – peak season is virtually fully booked.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEOS

15 Jan

2020 Tide times

The 2020 tide times for the whole of the year are now on the Download page of our website. The High water times for Dover are also listed along with Bell Graphs for Oban to help with your ‘armchair’ route planning. The only thing you don’t know is the weather forecast ! 😉 

10 Jul

Lucky catch or great skill ???

A couple who were out on our yacht True Blue last week sent us this great photo when they returned home. Was it a lucky right place – right time photo or incredible skill ??? 😉

You choose – either way its a lovely photo.