Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ARDRISHAIG, Scotland - May 20, 2016 - The Crinan Canal is known as “Scotland’s finest shortcut” by many, and for good reason. This relatively short passage can cut out a pretty tough sail if travelling between the Clyde and the Western Isles, but it’s much more than a shortcut – it’s an experience in itself.
15 locks (and 9 miles) connect the picturesque village of Ardrishaig to the hub of activity at Crinan, and this 200 year old canal has scenery and facilities to rival anywhere in Scotland.
And now bringing your boat through the canal couldn’t be easier. Whether you are sailing single handed, or simply want an extra pair of hands, The Yot Spot in Ardrishaig is now offering transit assistance to help you all the way through.
At a price of £60 per boat (and with a discount if you would like to buddy up with other vessels) a member of Yot Spot staff will assist you as you cruise through this beautiful lanscape, even if you would like to split your trip over a few days and make the most of the 4 day allowance you get with your canal fee.
The service is new this season, and has proven very popular already.
“We’re delighted with the number of people who have used the service already,” said Yot Spot manager Lizzie MacVean. “From those who book weeks in advance to those who have come in for breakfast and decided there and then to ask for help going through the canal, the feedback has been very encouraging.”
The service can be booked in advance by calling the Yot Spot, or you can simply call in when you arrive at the canal and request help. You can also find more detail at http://www.theyotspot.com
The Yot Spot