Sail North Scotland visitor comment
Sailing to the Shetlands is a unique experience and even more: it was our most rewarding sailing experience. Arriving on the Shetlands means to widen your horizon in many ways: feeling warm hospitality, diving into the Shetland musical scene, plunging into our common history, being close to nature, enjoying a wonderful landscape.
It may begin with an early morning approach to Lerwick Harbour, greeted by happy groups of puffins and kindly welcomed on VHF by the Harbour Authority coastguard taking your ETA leaving Lerwick on your way to Fair Isle and further to the Scottish Mainland.
When we went 1st some years ago, our antenna on the mast top went loose and had to be fixed again. A nut of the right size was nowhere available, but the kind owner of a mechanical workshop was prepared to make one for us.
"This tool is normally used for cutting tractor threads, but anyway". 2
hours later, the V4A nut was ready: "You will not be able to pay what it really costs so give me 20 Pounds". The antenna never got loose again.
Christoph v. Szczepanski & Hanni Hopp, Berlin
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“Shetland has proved to be our ideal cruising ground. We have loved its variety, beauty and generosity but, after three seasons sailing its shores, we feel we have only just scratched the surface.” Read full comment...
Anne & Andrew Fleck, Yacht 'Malouine'