Choose your colour and go cruising! Welcome Anchorages 2016 has been disected into popular sailing sectors, each with its own designated colour coding and in which, all the moorings and marinas listed have facilities ashore to ensure that you will have your major requirements, culinary and otherwise, catered for, thus making your cruise go more smoothly while increasing the enjoyment factor.
Our most popular cruising area is the Clyde, Northern Ireland and the Scottish west coast archipelago, now collectively labelled ‘Malin Waters’.
Indeed it was with the support of the Sail West marketing arm MalinWaters, The Crown Estate and the British Marine Federation that we were able to comprehensively cover all the major anchorages on the north coast of Ireland.
You can read more about The Crown Estate below and the British Marine Federation on page 4.
The MalinWaters website is a source of wide ranging supplementary information: www.malinwaters.com
Welcome Anchorages is not intended to be a pilot book or sailing directions, and you will find more information about these essential publications on page 29. Safe navigation depends on accurate and up to date information and these provide it in good measure.
Welcome Anchorages is available free at boat shows, chandlers, marinas and marine trade outlets, also to download from this website.
Whether you are a Scottish or Irish based cruising sailor, or a visitor from further afield, we hope you enjoy planning your cruise and have memorable voyaging in these waters.
We are always improving the information Welcome Anchorages provides, and keeping it as up to date as possible, so please send suggestions and updates via our website emailing facility.
We wish you fair winds and good sailing in 2016 and hope you will find this eighth annual edition as useful as its predecessors.
Welcome Anchorages publisher Alistair Vallance is best known in the leisure marine industry as the editor of Yachting Life, the monthly magazine covering Scotland, the north of England and Ireland. He has been at the helm of YL since launching the publication in 1977 and sees Welcome Anchorages as a perfect partner title since both provide information not only for regular cruising yachtsmen, but also assist the growing number of foreign visitors who wish to sail in northern UK waters. Alistair is a member of the Royal Yachting Association and the Clyde Cruising Club. He is also on the committee of British Marine Federation Scotland and Sail Clyde.