The Round Rockall Challenge 2019

 

Event ID: Sep0619TC

Skipper (Subject to change): Glenn Porter

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 (well, depends who you ask) most westerly point of land, (well uninhabited granite Islet), Rockall. Join us in Scotland’s Clyde Estuary at our home base of Kip Marina just a short trip from Glasgow International Airport.

After joining and with training, familiarisation and safety briefs over our trip will start as we head off for some cruising through Scotland’s famous waters and onto the west coast, voted best sailing area in the world in 2015. Working our way past Northern Ireland’s coast 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 outer Hebrides and possibly St. Kilda. Famous for it’s amazing scenery and beaches a bit of island hopping is always nice on the way back before we round the famous Mull of Kintyre with it’s large tidal flows and, of course some music. There may even be an opportunity to enjoy some Scottish water of life during the trip!

The final stage of your adventure will see you cruising the inshore waters of the Firth of Clyde taking a leisurely sail back to Kip marina and the end of your challenge.

Cost:

£ 1035 per person inclusive of all onboard costs, £50 refundable Reservation fee.

Or

£450 plus Ten volunteer day credits (Book below and email us a request to use volunteer days)

Provisional Itinerary

6th September - Join the yacht at Kip Marina at noon before safety briefs and familiarisation training and crew dinner

7-15 September - Passage to Rockall and cruising combo, exact routing and schedule will be weather dependent.

16 September - Arrival back into Kip Marina

17 September - Depart the yacht by noon

NOTE:

– 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