Our Cruises
 

Our Cruises

We kick off the year with the Bute Jazz Festival weekend over the 30th April to the 1st of May, which is our first cruise of the year.

At the end of May (26th May to 4th June) we are across the Irish Sea to The Isle Of Man to the T.T. Races. This is a great week for sailing and motorcycle enthusiasts, beginning with a 170 mile sail tackling the tides of the North Channel and the Point of Ayre. We anchor in Douglas Harbour which is the centre of all the activities in the Isle of Man during the T.T. races. On the promenade there are pop groups, street players, stunt bikes, cart racing and of course there are a few bars to complete the marvellous atmosphere.

In July around the 18th we usually head round the Mull of Kintyre to the Islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay, on the waTrishnish Islandy to Oban. Here is a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Scotland and to explore an old botanical garden on Gigha.

After a crew change at Oban we plan a course to the Classic Malts Ceilidh at Talisker on Skye, with a stop at the spectacular anchorage of Scavaig in the South East of Skye. Here the peaks of the Cuillins can be seen towering above, and sightings of seals on the rocks, and stages on the hills are common. The course continues North through the tidal race of the Kyle Rea under the controversial Skye Bridge to the picturesque harbour of Portree.

We return to Oban for West Highland Week (28th July - 3rd August) which offers a fun week of some good sailing experience with passage races and short round the buoy races amidst wonderful scenery. Overnight stops are scheduled at Crinan, Oban and Tobermoray, with numerous shore side entertainment arranged for the evenings.

The homeward voyage from Round The Mull to Clyde Marina (August 8th to 14th) is an interesting sail offering experience in tidal races with more fascinating places to explore including the Island of Easdale with its deserted slate quarry and old workers houses many of which are now holiday homes.

In September we have a weekend sailing opportunity (24th - 25th September) which will also visit the Tarbert Music Festival.