Comprehensive Sailing Directions for UK Harbours with free Nautical Charts

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Featured Harbour show all

Largs, Yacht Haven and Surrounding Areas

West Scotland and North of Ireland

Contacts

Largs Yacht Haven  VHF #80 tel 01475 675333. www.yachthavens.com/largs
Largs Sailing Club   01475 670000  http://www.largssc.co.uk/ 

Largs yacht haven is fortunate in being in a very sheltered position. It is situated on the east side of the Largs channel which separates Great Cumbrae Island from the mainland.

This island provides good shelter for yachtsmen or motorboaters when the wind is in the West, and thus it is possible to enter Largs Yacht Haven even when strong onshore winds and big seas are making other harbours further south marginal in terms of safety


The Marina itself is not exactly in the middle of the town of Largs, which lays a bit to the North. All normal Marina facilities will be found here, while the reasonable sized town itself has good transport connections and shopping.

The Largs Sailing Club has its base here and welcomes visitors to sample their facilities when they are open. (Times on their website) ... read more

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