This is a classic West Coast sailing passage. Initially heading in a Southerly direction out of the Clyde Estuary, the intention will be to round the Mull of Kintyre, passing between Scotland and Ireland before turning northwards. The islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha are all options on a route up the sound of Jura. As we emerge from the tidal races at the top of the sound, options open up to routes around the island of Mull - east towards Iona and the Treshnish Isles or west towards Oban and Tobermory? Both routes lead to Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point of Mainland Britain and a landmark rounding in anyone’s sailing career. Weather permitting, there may perhaps be time to explore the individually dramatic islands of Muck, Eigg, Rhum and Canna, as views of the Skye Cullins and our destination, Mallaig come into sight.Equipment and Kit Information
The cruising activities are enjoyed onboard one of our 2 yachts. The Centre currently has a 37ft Salona named Somerled and a 38ft Salona named Santa Vey. Both yachts are perfectly suited to the waters around the Clyde and the west coast of Scotland. They provide up to 5 berths for clients and all courses and cruises are led by one of our experienced instructors.
Food is provided throughout the cruise. If required, waterproof sets and lifejackets are on-board each yacht. All other clothing is the responsibility of the sailor and we recommend bringing warm comfortable clothing which is easy to layer, a warm hat, gloves, suitable footwear, towel and toiletries and of course suntan lotion.×
Meeting point is at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ @ 1930hrs. Course will finish on last day at Mallaig Yachting Marina, PH41 4Q at approx. 1400hrs.
Start and finish marinas are different, so please take this into consideration when organising your travel plans. Both marinas are serviced by good public transport links.
Food provisions for the duration are on-board, you are free to bring extras that you may wish. Eating ashore is sometimes an option but is an additional personal expense and not always on offer due to location.×