The perfect combination of Bucket List sailing and sights, with the opportunity for some real adventure sailing including a long passage
A Scottish Isles Sailing Adventure aboard SV Raphy G. Join us for 10 nights as we take you to some of Scotland’s most iconic islands. Experience the dramatic coastline, spectacular rock formations formed over 400 million years ago. Our adventure is the perfect combination of Bucket List sailing and sights, with the opportunity for some real sailing including a long passage (weather permitting) to St Kilda or through the Pentland Firth . We will have the opportunity to sail over night under the stars. Some evenings we will drop anchor in a quiet secluded cove or pick up a mooring by sleepy harbour villages, we will have the opportunity to explore the sea loughs and gaze into the waters and watch for wildlife, otters, dolphins, seals, whales, and basking shark all resident in these waters. Or look skyward to see puffin, gannets and maybe a white-tailed sea eagle. A true "trip of a lifetime" which will live forever in your memories. - Only 6 places per boat - small group, personalised to your needs - we will contact you in advance to adapt the trip to your level of experience and needs. - Ideal for single travellers, couples or small groups - No sailing experience required - Full Covid refund Guarantee. Book with confidence. You will be guided by Jim Dobie, a hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Jim has a long history of successful race campaigns including being a Skipper in the 09-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, 5 Sydney to Hobart races, 2 Fastnet races, Round Britain and Ireland Race
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.
Jim Dobie will be your Skipper for the duration of the trip. A hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner who has sailed every ocean of the world, apart from the Arctic Ocean. Jim is a well-respected training skipper working for some of the world’s best regarded training centres such as UKSA, Flying Fish Australia, and Sailing Logic.
Our trip starts (and ends) in Oban, Scotland. We plan to visit Tobomory, Skye or Col and St Kilda as well as Fingals cave.
Join us at 1pm? for a welcome on board, safety brief and orientation. Option Oban Distillery tour?
Oban to Tobermory. 23NM Short first day sailing 38 visitor moorings or 60 berth marina
Tobermory chance to explore village and set sail late morning 27NM via Rum to Skye or Coll 53NM day total
Skye or Coll north through sound of Harris sail overnight TBC
At sea ST Kilda,?? get some miles in and sail over night weather permitting 166NM
Explore Iona Treishnish area
Iona to Staffa - Fingals Cave
Arrival back to Oban late afternoon last night on board
Tidy up and say our goodbyes
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
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United Kingdom| August 24 - September 2 2023| 9 nights