Gosport – Tobermory – port ellen – Oban

Scottish isles

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 June-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

Miles: +685nm

Temperature Range: 12c – 18c

Dates: june/july 2024

Cost: tbc




Join the yacht in Gosport, Hampshire, UK

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

Arrive in Oban in the afternoon of the same day for deep clean and departure that evening or the following morning.

Experience Needed

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.

What’s included

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
Travel Insurance
Any meals ashore

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Wild european otter on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK
Clipper 68 Adventure Sailing
White tail sea eagles on the hunt on the Isle of Mull In Scotland
A hiker at the top of the mountain views the magnificent landscape of the Isle of Skye. Bla Bheinn, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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.

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