United Kingdom · July 3 - 12 2024

Oban to Stornoway

A one way passage from Oban to Stornoway

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Overview

Sail Scotland in 2024! Join us on our Scottish Isles Sailing Adventure, departing Oban for 10 days and explore some of Scotland’s most iconic islands by yacht with Jim Dobie. We think this is the perfect combination of bucket List sailing and sightseeing. Real, hands-on sailing including the potential for a long passage and we can even add some night sailing if the group wishes and weather allows as well as evenings, at anchor, allowing us to enjoy time ashore in the sleepy harbour villages along the coast. Jim Dobie is a hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner meaning you can use the trip to brush up on sailing skills, with plenty of time for one to one mentoring, or simply enjoy being part of the voyage. With a maximum of six crew aboard our comfortable yacht, you will have space to relax and plenty of opportunity to adapt the itinerary to the groups wishes.

Highlights

Comfortable Yacht

Comfortable Yacht

a large , comfortable and practical cockpit she has an uncluttered layout with high quality teak finishes in the cockpit. The twin wheels allow a choice of comfortable helming positions and easy viewing when berthing. She’s comfortable and beautifully kitted out with 8 berths, so there’ll be plenty of space on board. She’s perfect for long trips. You’ll have your own berth.

Highly experienced Skipper

Highly experienced Skipper

Jim Dobie will be your Skipper for the duration of the trip. A hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner who has sailed almost every ocean of the world. Jim is a well-respected training skipper and examiner, known for his patience and ability to share his passion for ocean sailing with those around him.

Scenic, Adventurous Sailing

Scenic, Adventurous Sailing

Our trip starts in Oban, Scotland. We plan to wind our way Northwards to Stornoway enjoying fabulous sailing with incredible destinations - adapted to the experience of the crew, their wishes and the weather!

Skippers

Jim Dobie

Jim Dobie

A hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner who has sailed almost every ocean of the world, leading expeditions to some of the remotest places including the Galapagos, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Tasmania. Jim is experienced, not only on, but also under water, as a Scuba Diving Instructor delivering expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef, Oceania and Asia.Jim has a long history of successful race campaigns including  skipper for the 09-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, competed in five Sydney to Hobart races, two Fastnet races, Round Britain and Ireland Race and many other offshore race events 

What's Included

What's Included

All food and drink (non-alcoholic) on board

Safety equipment including life-jackets.

All mooring and port entry fees for the boat.

• Hands on sailing, watch keeping, helming and opportunity to fully immerse in life on board.

Overnight accommodation onboard, your own bunk and bedding

• Waterproof Clothing available to hire

• Travel to and from Oban

• Meals Ashore

• Entrance fees to visitor centres or distilleries

• Sailing & Travel Insurance

Accommodation

Single Berth

Single Berth

Your own comfortable berth with plenty of storage space

FROM246219 /pp $3,282.92 /pp

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Double berth (two people sharing)

Double berth (two people sharing)

A spacious double cabin - perfect for couples or friends

FROM394246 /pp $5,256.62 /pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

Big Blue

Big Blue

Big Blue is a Beneteau Oceanis 523. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped she is a powerful but easily handled yacht. 

In Big Blue we cover the ground quickly which leaves more time for exploring ashore or sailing further. `Big Blue` is very well equipped for offshore sailing and carries a paddle board and inflatable kayak for exploring the anchorages you will visit.

We have 4 sleeping cabins, one is for the Skipper and the others consist of 1 large double and 2 smaller double cabins. All three can be converted into twin cabins -  the bunks can be divided by lee cloths if preferred. 

 All cabins are en-suite. Bedding is provided. On board comfort is a priority - the layout offers privacy and there are heating outlets in all cabins.

FAQs

We design the trips for a wide range of experience which that means that even if you’ve not sailed, our experienced Skippers will ensure you have a fantastic time

The longer legs will suit “mile builders” who already have some sailing qualifications, and we can spend time supporting you with everything from helming to sail trimming or passage planning as you wish!

Before you join, we’ll ask you about your previous sailing experience and what you want to get out of the trip. That way, we’ll tailor the tour to your specific needs

The group size is kept very small on our trips which gives you a real ‘masterclass’ with our highly experienced Skippers However, that means each place is valuable and we need full groups

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure your berth, with the balance being due 6 weeks before departure

If you cancel your place over 6 weeks out, we’ll retain the deposit, but no other fees will be due

If you cancel 6 weeks or less, the full price will be payable

We’ll share with you a kit-list which will be adapted to the trip you’re taking

A good sleeping bag and some decent deck shoes (or sailing boots) are the main things to organise, otherwise it’s layers of clothing adapted to the conditions you’re likely to encounter

Bring a camera – if you want to bring a drone, let us know beforehand and bear in mind drones tend not to be waterproof and are carried / used at your own risk!

We want everyone to get the most out of their time on board – so we’ll work around your wants

However, our trips are designed for you to take an active role – that means, for example, we’ll take turns in cooking (all the menus are planned already and step by step instructions given, so you don’t need to be a masterchef!)

You can get tips and instruction on all aspects of sailing from our Skippers and get as involved as you want, grinding, trimming, helming and learning – on the other hand, there’s also plenty of time to relax and just take in the beautiful Ocean scenery. It’s your trip!

We aim to do some night sailing (sailing under the stars is amazing!) so we will run a watch system.

Oban to Stornoway

United Kingdom · July 3 - 12 2024 · 9 nights

FROM$2,462.19 /pp $3,282.92 /pp

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