Gosport – Tobermory – port ellen – Oban
Renowned for its rugged coastline and breath-taking scenery, the West Coast of Scotland and the Scottish Isles can be best explored from the water.
Leaving the Solent, this first leg takes you west, cruising along the South Coast of England, around Land’s End and then north, through the Irish Sea to Tobermory in the Inner Hebrides.
Typically on this leg in July, you can expect both upwind and downwind sailing. Explore the anchorages of the Inner Hebrides with a trip from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull to Oban on the Scottish mainland. The West Coast of Scotland is open to the Atlantic but it’s easy to find shelter to explore in the numerous anchorages. Expect inshore sailing with stunning lochs and beautiful scenery.
Leg 1: Scottish Isles
Temperature Range: 12c – 18c
Dates: 7 Jul – 17 Jul 2023
Join the yacht in Gosport, Hampshire, UK on 7 Jul 2023
Yacht familiarisation and safety brief, stowage of kit
Depart heading towards Tobermory, Isle of Mull with a short stop at Port Ellen in the heart of the Scottish Isles.
Departing Tobermory towards Oban on 16 Jul.
Arrive in Oban in the afternoon of the same day for deep clean and departure that evening or the following morning.
Open to everyone who has completed Clipper Race Training or,
RYA Day Skipper or above or,
Non certificated recent sailing experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All food and accommodation on board
Wet weather gear (jacket and trousers)
Safety equipment including life jacket
Personal injury insurance for the duration of your leg
What’s not included
Travel to and from the boat for joining and departure
Any meals ashore
For information on what kit you will need and FAQs please
Sailing to the Isle of Mull, world-renowned for its wildlife, may reward you with a rare sighting of the white-tailed eagle, sometimes referred to as the sea eagle. Also along the shoreline, keep your camera ready at dawn and dusk for the enigmatic otters foraging for food among the seaweed and rocky areas. You will also be rewarded with spectacular sunsets.