Your skipper on your private charter

Gordon Drysdale will be your skipper aboard 'Blue J,' a Redbay Stormforce 650, for which he holds commercially endorsed Royal Yachting Association qualifications.   Gordon is a 'wildlife safe' operator, accredited under the WISE scheme.

Gordon is an experienced sailor and his knowledge of Loch Torridon comes from working for Torridon Sea Tours and aboard local prawn creel boats.  Originally from Glasgow, he studied law at Durham University before working in central London as a chartered surveyor.

Gordon and his wife, Iona, live on Loch Torridon, close to where Iona grew up in Shieldaig.  

RYA Qualifications

Yachmaster Theory

Day Skipper Theory 

Day Skipper Practical

Prof. Practices & Responsibilities

Sea Survival

Powerboat Level 2

First Aid

VHF radio


To discuss your requirements, please contact Gordon Drysdale on or telephone 07803 206 303.

Torridon RIB Charter is a sister company to Torridon Yacht Charter and Torridon Sea Tours, operating from Shieldaig Community Pontoon.