The Round Rockall Challenge 2019
Event ID: Sep0619TC
Skipper (Subject to change): To Be Confirmed
Event Type: Public Event, “Open to All”
Event Class: Challenge (overnight sailing with a watch system)
Join us on our ocean racing yacht as we embark on a unique adventure to the UK’s most westerly point of land, well an uninhabited granite Islet, Rockall. Join in Oban on Scotland’s stunning west coast perhaps arriving after one of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys from Glasgow to start your trip. You may need an extra memory card for all the pictures and videos!
After joining and with training, familiarisation and safety briefs over our trip will start as we head off for some cruising through Scotland’s glorious west coast, voted best sailing area in the world in 2015. Working our way towards the glorious scenery of the outer Hebrides the skipper will be keeping an eye out on the weather to chose a good time to head out into the ocean and cross the 200 Nm of open ocean to Rockall. Made famous through the daily weather forecasts we are unlikely to be able to land, but the dinghy will be on standby just in case!
Rounding the famous rock will not be the end of your adventure as we will then set sights for the notorious Mull of Kintyre. Famous for it’s large tidal flows and, of course some music there will hopefully be time to enjoy a stop on an island or two before ticking another sailing box! There may even be an opportunity to enjoy some Scottish water of life!
The final stage of your adventure will see you cruising the inshore waters of the Firth of Clyde taking a leisurely cruise back to Kip marina and the end of your challenge.
£ 1035 per person inclusive of all onboard costs, £50 refundable Reservation fee.
£450 plus Ten volunteer day credits (Book below and email us a request to use volunteer days)
– The cost of this event includes all food, fuel and berthing charges.
– Sailing activity is weather dependent. If conditions are too severe the trip may be postponed, cancelled or the passage plan adjusted.
– Guests need to arrange their own travel to/from the embarkation and disembarkation points which are different