Da Li Hu

Tanker Da Li Hu heading for Finnart 28 June 2008.

TS Royalist

Sea Cadets training ship TS Royalist dressed overall in Clyde Marina 27 June 2008

Fife yacht

A Fife yacht heading for the finishing line 26 June 2008. Another fine shot by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson.

SD Salmoor

SD Salmoor heading for Rothesay Bay 27 June 2008. I notice that she is now termed a 'cargo ship' rather than a 'salvage vessel'?

RFA Bayleaf

RFA tanker A109 Bayleaf leaves Loch Striven for parts unknown 27 June 2008.

Anke Angela

Coaster Anke Angela loading round timber at Campbeltown's New Quay 25 June 2008. More details can be found here.

Yeoman Bank

Bulk carrier Yeoman Bank heading for Garrucha, Spain 25 June 2008.


Container vessel Encounter heading for Bilbao, Spain 25 June 2008.

Classic yacht

Classic yacht Mariette (?) returns early to her temporary base off Fairlie 24 June 2008. I am not sure if she returned to carry on the Wednesday leg of the race from Rothesay to Largs via the Kyles

Almost a calamity

An interesting event at Ardrossan, 24 June 2008, when Caledonian Macbrayne's Caledonian Isles had to sound horn TWICE after a fishing vessel ignored calls and lights (allegedly) and decided she was for the inner basin!


Container vessel Petuja heading for GOT 24 June 2008. Does she not require a pilot (Yeoman Bank was already waiting for a pilot and Petuja continued up the firth without stopping!)?

Yeoman Bank

After an overnight in Irvine Bay, bulk carrier Yeoman Bank waits at Cumbrae Pilot Station, inbound from Glensanda 24 June 2008.


Coaster Clydenes quits Hunterston on her usual run 22 June 2008.

Fife Regatta

A pair of interesting shots from the Fife Regatta provided by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson.

Steam gives way...

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira was nearly on the beach attempting to avoid the Fife yachts and their entourage 21 June 2008.

Chaos reigns!!!! 21 June 2008.

Fife yachts

More Fife yachts on the first day of racing 21 June 2008.

Fife Regatta

Some shots from the first day of the Fife Regatta 21 June 2008.

Grace Ritchie

Converted lifeboat Grace Ritchie was part of the flotilla accompanying the Fife yachts on the first day of the Regatta 21 June 2008


Sailing barge Volharding observing the Fife Regatta 21 June 2008. More details can be found here.