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Round Britain 2019 – Dochgarroch to Fort Augustus

As the sun rose on Tuesday morning, our crews awoke to the sound of birdsong and the prospect of sailing on one of the world's most famous bodies of water - Loch Ness. Whether one believes in the mythical creature that is supposed to inhabit these waters or not, it...

Round Britain 2019 – Inverness to Dochgarroch

Leg 3 sees two new crews join our boats at Inverness and, after a re-stocking of supplies, sail4macmillan's Round Britain sets out along the Caledonian canal for a few days of peaceful sailing toward Fort William. [caption id="attachment_1511" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Locking in at Clachnaharry[/caption] After locking in at the Clachnaharry...

Round Britain 2019 – Lossiemouth to Inverness

Our crews departed Lossiemouth at 1030, following a hearty breakfast, setting sail for Inverness only 40 miles away. A day ahead of schedule, this would mean Saturday could be spent playing around in the Moray Firth, and generally enjoying a job well done! [caption id="attachment_1502" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Clearly the most...

Round Britain 2019 – Peterhead to Lossiemouth

At 1000 Thursday morning, our crews left the crystal waters of Peterhead and set sail for Lossiemouth, again with winds of force 4 to 5, and so it was time to get some good sailing in. After the challenges of the day before our boats had earned the right to...

Round Britain 2019 – Arbroath to Peterhead

Wednesday morning saw our crews wake up to beautifully calm water, but a complete lack of wind. Therefore, in order to stay on schedule, our vessels were forced to depart under motor as they headed for Peterhead. [caption id="attachment_1474" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Fine weather, but little wind[/caption] Soon after departure they...

Round Britain 2019 – Holy Island to Arbroath

At 2200 on Monday night our crews set out for Arbroath on the second overnight sail of the round Britain sail 2019. With calm seas and a fair wind, at times reaching 20 knots, our crews made 7 knots speed, a fair pace for our two vessels on this trip...

Round Britain 2019 – Newcastle to Holy Island

On a beautiful morning, our two new crews set off on the first day of the second leg of the sail4macmillan round Britain cruise. The conditions could not have been more perfect, with a fair wind, and in the right direction this time, and clear skies, Ashanti and Clearlake II...

Round Britain 2019 – Whitby to Newcastle

The final day of this leg would see Ashanti, Clearlake II and their crews set sail for Royal Quays marina in North Shields where Rob, the skipper of Ashanti, lived whilst a cadet in the merchant navy. With the weather holding up our yachts in Lowestoft, a night in Hartlepool...

Sponsors logos on display

Our sponsors have been great so far and we would like to thank them for all their help. Plans are coming along for the great finale in Fambridge Yacht Haven on 29th June. Lots of events are planned including taster sessions with both the Scouts and Yacht Clubs.    

Round Britain 2019 – Lowestoft to Whitby

What a difference a day makes!   As the sun rose on Thursday morning, it appeared that the weather had calmed and that our overnight passage to Whitby could go ahead. This was, for many of our crew, the first time an overnight sail had been attempted, however the skills...

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