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Deja Vue's home port is Largs Yacht Haven, her 'Clyde Base'.

From here there is easy access to the beautiful Firth of Clyde at all states of the tide. There is much to explore within the Firth and generally there is always shelter to be found during inclement weather, such that with careful planning very few days afloat are ever lost hiding from the weather.

The Firth of Clyde with a sea area of greater than 380 square miles is a magnificent sailing ground. It is sheltered by the Kintyre peninsula to the West and the Ayrshire coast to the East.

 

Within it, are the stunningly beautiful Kyles of Bute, with its Burnt Islands and villages of Tighnabruaich, Kames and Colintraive.

 

Loch Fyne, famous for its Kippers, the picturesque fishing port of Tarbert and the town of Inveraray at its head with it's distinctive Black and White painted buildings and famous castle. 

 

Heading south down Kilbranan Sound, takes you down the west coast of Arran, littered with caves and standing stones to Campbeltown Loch, with its famous town at its head.

The east coast of Arran hosts the towns of Brodick and Lamlash, with Holy Isle lying close off shore, where there is a Buddhist retreat.

 

Travelling south and west from Campbeltown leads to the famous Mull of Kintyre.

 

There are many islands within the Clyde, Arran, Bute, the Cumbraes, Inchmarnock, Ailsa Craig and Sanda, to name only a few, the area is ripe for exploration! No two trips within the Firth are ever the same!

'Out West', beyond the Firth, distances are generally greater and the weather needs much more careful consideration. The rewards however are rich, but sometimes one week never seems quite enough!

On rounding the Mull of Kintyre the coast of Northern Ireland and Rathlin Island become accessible and in turn the Isles of Islay and Jura - both pilgrimages for whisky lovers, and Gigha - God's Island, open up to the North.

Further North still, beyond the village of Crinan and the entrance to the Crinan Canal, are the Isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa with Fingal's Cave. The famous town of Oban lies nearby on the mainland

 

During the main summer months, Deja Vue operates from the town pontoons in Oban itself or occasionally from the marinas at Dunstaffnage and Kerrera - this area in and around Oban is considered her "Western Base".

Even further north is Skye and the Small Isles, with access to the Outer Hebrides.

Some crews like to cruise, stop and explore, others prefer to sail at every opportunity.

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