Your Ratings & Comments
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. The good news is that their visitors rates have been held to last year's (and the year before's) rates. Nothing to add to the notes and we're uploading this years UKHO charts
UPDATE APRIL 2017
Written by Don Thomson | 11th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. There are no changes to note here but their prices have now been bumped up to £3.35 pmpn with a minimum of over £20.
Written by dononshytalk | 31st Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2015. Ian Crosbie's notes have been incorporated in the text and the prices updated for the 2015 season
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 4th March 2013. There are no changes here apart from the addition of a link to the Millport tide tables. Their prices have been updated and are being held to the 2012 level.
Fairlie and Largs info
Written by Bryant | 22nd Aug 2012
"The on-site sailing club is Largs Sailing Club (http://www.largssc.co.uk/), not Fairlie Yacht Club. Their clubhouse is open to visitors and has a bar and restaurant.
Fairlie Yacht Club has no premises and is a racing and cruising club only with no facilities, although many of its members are based at Largs. The entry as it stands would lead one to believe that FYC is the local club with a clubhouse.
I would not really describe the adjacent Fairlie Quay as a 'dry stack facility'. It is really a large boat storage/repair centre, with a big covered shed and plenty of outside concrete hard standing. There are no stacking facilities as such. There are on-site boatbuilders, fibreglass specialists, outboard repair shop etc. They have an 80 ton travel hoist, but the hoist dock is rather exposed and is tide dependent, drying out at LW springs.
They have a very large L-shaped commercial concrete jetty sometimes still used by naval craft, and which would be available for very large motor yachts (see chart). Access to the hoist dock pontoon at the root of this jetty is via a dredged channel close behind (to the E of) the 'hammerhead' and then close to the N of the main jetty. This is usually marked by orange buoys; the area between the jetty and the shore dries out, apart from this marked channel.
I would not consider using Fairlie's slipway, and I have never seen it in use, everyone uses the Largs slips which are better sheltered and lead into deeper water."
Update from Iain Crosbie