In Scotland where sea and freshwater lochs are plenty, you will find sailing is well catered for, the western seaboard with its many isles and sheltered waters are a safe playground for all, there are good companys providing good quality eqipment ensure you follow the guide lines for a safe happy holiday
Many sailing centres have local regattas, some of the main centres are Largs, Tobermory, Lamlash Bay, Oban (Kilmelford) Crammond Port, Aberdour, Helensburgh, Crinan, Tarbert.
Inland, sailing facilities are good on Loch Earn, Loch Lomond and Loch Morlich, loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal.
There are 29 locks and 10 swing bridges along the lochs and locks, of the Caledonian canal all operated by British Waterways’ staff, making passage an easy and relaxing process. Cruising yachts can be hired on the western seaboard and the Caledonian Canal.
Boating holidays in Scotland offer a fabulous way to see Scotland's magnificent scenery and amazing wildlife from the water, Sailing can offer you a holiday you will never forget on the beautiful waterways, lochs and sea, by sailing yachts or luxury motor cruisers, with no tides and simple navigation sailing and boating novices can charter boats and enjoy a carefree boating holiday There are several cruise companies offering day, evening dinner trips and weekly holidays.
Take a day-trip on Loch Ness, or stay on a hotel boat or holiday barge.
The massive expanse of water that is Loch Ness is a unique waterway experience of cruising the quiet inland waters; at more than 750 feet (228m) the waters of Loch Ness is deeper than the North Sea and, traversing it can be equivalent to a short sea crossing especially during inclement weather.
Be aware that in a strong south-westerly wind waves of up to five feet can develop.