Sailing Scotland’s West Coast

Yvonne Gordon takes to the water in the Western Highlands, Scotland “Set your course for the lighthouse,” the skipper of the yacht tells me. The clouds are hanging low, it’s raining hard and I can just make out Lismore Lighthouse across the bay so I steer towards it. We’re sailing in Scotland’s Western Highlands, and…

Sailing in the Vega Islands, Norway

It’s a world of downy ducks and sailing for Yvonne Gordon in Norway’s Vega Islands. ‘This is the most difficult lane.’ Our skipper Emil is guiding us through a narrow channel between two long, flat islands. We’re sailing through the Hysvær islands, in the Vega Archipelago just below the Arctic Circle in Norway, on our…

Laze the Whitsunday away

Captain Cook’s famous islands are home to some of Australia’s whitest beaches, unspoilt coral reefs and peaceful sailing spots by Yvonne Gordon There are few opportunities in life to get to sail around tropical islands, snorkel coral reefs and walk the white sands of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and I feel lucky to…