Do you want to gain experience in tidal waters? We’re running a special mile building trip to the beautiful west coast of Scotland in June 2012.
We’ve chartered a Dufour Gibsea 43 and will be spending two weeks (2 – 16 June) cruising from Largs, at the mouth of the River Clyde to Badachro, in the Gairloch. The route will take us through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. The total distance sailed will be 350-400 miles and you can join for either the first or second week or take the whole two weeks to truly explore this magical sailing area. Here’s a map of Scotland showing where we plan to sail.
The itinerary will be planned in more detail nearer the date of the trip, and the exact route will depend on the weather conditions at the time. Here is a guide to what you can expect:
Week 1: Clyde to Oban
Start: Largs Marina on the River Clyde, within easy reach of Glasgow airport.
Finish: the attractive seaside town of Oban, our home for many years, and considered the ‘Gateway to the islands’
Places you’ll visit: the island of Arran, Mull of Kintyre, islands of Islay, Jura, and Colonsay. You’ll also probably go through the pretty Crinan Canal.
Week 2: Oban to Gairloch
Start: Oban, Argyll
Finish: Badachro, Gairloch, Wester Ross, with transport to Inverness included in the price.
Places you’ll visit: the islands of Mull and Tiree, Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh, the island of Skye, the Gairloch.
Why Sail in Scotland?
This sailing area offers you:
• Stunning scenery. With majestic mountains, deep sea lochs, and romantic islands, the Scottish Highlands and Islands are among the world’s most scenic sailing areas.
• Excellent tidal experience. There are several ‘tidal gates’ in this area that require careful calculations from the navigator or you cannot get through!
• Warm Scottish hospitality, good food, and not forgetting the whisky of course! You can visit a distillery in several places you’ll visit.
Join us on this special trip to see what the west coast of Scotland has to offer.
We can’t promise you the sunshine of Greece (and you certainly won’t be going swimming!) but June is normally a pleasant month without too much rain.
How to Get There
If you are sailing for the first week, you should fly to/from Glasgow airport. For the second week you should fly into Glasgow but you can return from Inverness, Glasgow, or Edinburgh. We can help you to arrange travel within Scotland and we’ll try to organise minibuses for the crew to keep the cost down.
What’s the Cost?
We are organising this through our UK company so all prices are in sterling and include VAT. The prices, including yacht, diesel, mooring, skipper/instructor and food for breakfasts & lunches are:
One week: £796 per person
Two weeks: £1500 per person
We can accept payment by credit/debit card and there is no additional charge for this.
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a document with a lot more details. Please let me know as soon as possible if you may be interested in this trip as places are limited!
Sail the bonnie Hebrides with us!