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.


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 ! 😉 

13 Nov

Retirement !

After 12 great years of owning Alba Sailing, Julie and I have decided that it is nearing our time to retire. We are looking forwards to spending more time with our children and grandchildren, escaping more often with our motor home and indulging in our hobbies.

We have instructed Christie and Co to handle the sale of the business in due course.

We know that to our regular and loyal customers, both charterers and chandlery customers alike, that this may be a little unsettling but we would like to reassure you that we are not going anywhere in a hurry and that all payments and bookings made for the future are absolutely safe and secure.

Our highly valued staff are all aware of the situation.

We are under no illusions that it may take some time to sell such a niche and unusual business and we are not in any great rush – just planning for the future. We try hard to communicate in a simple, effective and honest way in our business dealings – hence this announcement to our clients before it is splashed across the media.

David and Julie Banks – owners of Alba Sailing

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.