Themed Skippered Cruises for 2021

We offer a range of themed chartered yacht cruises through the season, working to a planned itinerary with flexibility built in to allow for prevailing conditions. 

Themed Skippered Cruises 2021

Milebuilder (Ardrossan to Oban)

27th April to 3rd May 2021

 5 berths £700 per person (5 berths available)

 These trips are aimed at those wishing to gain mileage in order to sit the Coastal or Offshore Yachtmaster exam but who do not have the pre-requisite miles to do so.  They are also relevant to those just wishing to experience passage making on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.  The trips will also involve informal tuition on any area of the RYA syllabus that participants may wish to focus. 

Scottish Islands 3 Peaks Race

 14th to 17th May 2021

 Fully Booked

We will take part in the SIPR race again this year. Tom has skippered our boats in this race for the last 5 years.

A trip that tests the resilience of those involved, whether part of the sailing team ensuring we get round the course as quickly and safely as possible or in the running team conquering mountains on Mull, Jura and Arran in super quick time.  You join the boat on 14th May in Oban for familiarisation and training with the race starting on 15th May in Oban and finishing in Troon as soon as we can get there but probably by 18th May. See the SIPR website for details of the race.

West Coast Cruise (Troon to Badachro)

22nd May to 4th June 2021

 Double cabin forward  (2 persons sharing)  £1200 per person 

 Double cabin aft  (2 persons sharing)  £1200 per person  

 On this cruise the boat will be catered we will however plan to eat ashore on four evenings, these meals are not included in the cost.

Your skipper will take you on a fantastic tour of some of the spectacular West Coast islands starting in Troon and making the short trip over to Lochranza on Arran and either heading off round the Mull of Kintyre or through the Crinan Canal and then on to Islay, Jura and Mull where a visit a local distillery is arranged.  We will then head out towards Iona and then to the Small Isles (Muck, Rum, Coll) if the weather allows, if not a passage up the inner west coast through the Sound of Luing and Sound of Mull. Finally setting a course North for Badachro, either heading west of Skye visiting the Outer Hebrides and round to Badachro or up through the tidal gate of Kyle Rhea on the inside passage, where a visit to Eilean Donan Castle or Plockton may be included.

 

St Kilda/Outer Hebrides Cruise (Starting and ending Badachro)

 

4th to 13th July 2021

 Double cabin forward (2 persons sharing)  £1000 per person  

 Double cabin aft  (2 persons sharing)  £1000 per person  

 On this cruise the boat will be catered, we will however plan to eat ashore on two evenings, these meals are not included in the cost.

A cruise starting and ending in Badachro – A trip out to the iconic Island of Saint Kilda, the furthest west outpost of the British Isles with its history and abundant bird life.  Leaving from Badachro ideally we would head West towards the Outer Hebrides taking in the Shiant Islands before heading out to the Atlantic through the Sound of Harris.  A stop in either Leverburgh or the Isle of Taransay may be necessary before pointing the boat for St Kilda.

This is of course given the weather conditions for this to be viable, about 1 in 3 attempts to sail to St Kilda in a specific time window fail.  This itinerary is completely weather dependent however the aim will be to get to St Kilda and anchor in Village Bay allowing you to get ashore and explore the island.  Failing that the intention would be to cruise the East Coast of the Outer Hebrides taking in some of the beautiful secluded anchorages available as we head North up the coast of Harris or South along the coast of the Uist’s, we also have the option to circumnavigate Skye. 

 

Skye/Outer Hebrides Cruise (Starting and ending Badachro)

8th to 17th August 2021

Double cabin forward  (2 persons sharing)  £1000 per person  – available

Double cabin aft  (2 persons sharing)  £1000 per person  – available

On this cruise the boat will be catered although we will plan to eat ashore on three evenings, these meals are not included in the cost.

A cruise starting and ending in Badachro – ranging North as far as Stornoway and South to Mingulay. If the weather allows we will head to the west Coast of the Hebrides as well where we have the opportunity to visit places like Loch Roag, Taransay and the Monach Isles.  Once again the itinerary will be weather dependent but you can be assured of some fantastic scenery, wildlife and food. 

 

Milebuilder (Badachro to Ardrossan)

 25th September to 2nd October 2021 

 5 berths £700 per person (5 berths available)

These trips are aimed at those wishing to gain mileage in order to sit the Coastal or Offshore Yachtmaster exam but who do not have the pre-requisite miles to do so.  They are also relevant to those just wishing to experience passage making on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.  The trips will also involve informal tuition on any area of the RYA syllabus that participants may wish to focus. 

Get in touch to find out more about our courses:

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Tom & Sue Watson

Sail Badachro
Ceomara
Badachro
Wester Ross
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07983 616 405

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Skippered Charters

 For those familiar with the west coast of Scotland with a good idea of the itinerary they wish and would like the support of an experienced skipper to run the boat.

 

 

RYA Sailing Courses

We offer RYA practical sailing courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster Preparation on board our 40 foot training vessel La Girafe III.  Full Details including course dates and costs.

 

Themed Cruises

We are offering a number of themed cruises this year. These will work to a planned itinerary with flexibility built in to allow for prevailing conditions.