Elvita 1

The troubled coaster Elvita 1 finally leaves the Clyde (after an elongated stay) bound for Portsmouth 21 June 2008.

Jewel of the Seas

Liner Jewel of the Seas heading for Flaam, after leaving GOT 21 June 2008. She is HUGE!

The Second Snark

Clyde Marins Services' The Second Snark paid an (all too) infrequent visit to Largs after a cruise to Tighnabruich 21 June 2008.

Wee Cumbrae Castle

A Fife yacht (?) in full regalia passing Wee (Little?) Cumbrae Castle 20 June 2008. Sunshine and BALTIC in the WnW!

High winds?

The singleton in the first pic was seen hiding in the lee of Cumbrae at 19.00. She appeared quite happy with the rest in the second pic at 16:40, 19 June 2008. Maybe the hook was weak? (wind was gusting to 28 knots at Ardrossan earlier however)

A collection

A collection of yachts moored in Castle Bay facing into the wind 19 June 2008, awaiting the Fife Regatta.


Classic yacht Adix (many thanks to anonymous for the info) lying off Fairlie 18 June 2008. An interesting profile can be found here, she is not what she appears!

RV Aora

RV Aora trawling for a lost dredge off Cumbrae 18 June 2008. I think that she is the finest trawler I have ever been on!

A. B. Bilbao

Coaster A.B. Bilbao outward bound 18 June 2008.


Norwegian registered live fish carrier Gripfisk floating about 18 June 2008. A poor picture, I know, however she has been floating about heading for "Loch Fyne" for days and I have never managed to capture her!

Dan Viking

Danish registered coaster Dan Viking arrives to load steel at Campbeltown for Vestas at Macrihanish 17 June 2008. More details here.

Fife yachts

Two Fife yachts pass off Cumbrae 17 June 2008.


A potential "stramash in the penaly box" in the Largs Channel 17 June 2008, as Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon tries to avoid a Fife Yacht. I have know idea what the guy in the powerboat was up to, he circled the yacht causing potential mayhem in the strong sou'-wester!

Fife yacht

A French-owned Fife yacht sailing in the Largs Channel 17 June 2008.

Fife Yacht

A Fife Yacht takes advantage of the South by West 22 knot wind in the Largs Channel 17 June 2008.

Fife yacht

Another (as yet) unknown Fife yacht arrives at Largs for the Fife Regatta 17 June 2008,

Bro Distributor

Regular visitor, tanker Bro Distributor, inbound for Finnart from Dublin 17 June 2008.