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Round Britain 2019 – Greystones to Milford Haven

Overnight sails have a number of good qualities, especially seeing the stars from the open water, with no light pollution to impede the view, being a particular favourite. One of the most spectacular is most certainly a sunrise such as that enjoyed by our crews early on Monday morning. With...

Round Britain 2019 – Howth to Greystones

A leisurely motor on a Sunday morning, as our crews headed for the final stopping place in Ireland at Greystones. This would only be a short stop as, later that night, both Ashanti and Clearlake II need to set out on an overnight sail back across the Irish sea to...

Round Britain 2019 – Ardglass to Howth

Early on Saturday morning, our crews set off again along the Irish coast, this time for the Howth Head peninsula on the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. (For those keeping count, this is the fourth country of the British Isles we have visited so far!) Our crews found that the...

Round Britain 2019 – Bangor to Ardglass

Day three is a short hop along the east coast of County Down, past Strangford Lough and toward the fishing town of Ardglass. After leaving the shelter of Bangor, our yachts had favourable winds all the way along their 23 mile journey, arriving in plenty of time to raft up,...

Round Britain 2019 – Portpatrick to Bangor

Bright and early, our crews headed out under blue skies into the open water of the Irish sea, and had good wind to help them on their way. As our crews had got to know each other the day before, they were all eager to help each other in their...

Round Britain 2019 – Troon to Portpatrick

The first day of leg 5 of Premier sailing's sail4macmillan round Britain cruise of 2019. As the boats had been serviced and resupplied, our new crews had arrived, introduced each other and set off on their way from Troon to Portpatrick. On a cloudy Wednesday morning, Ashanti and Clearlake II...

Round Britain 2019 – Ardrossan to Troon

[caption id="attachment_1670" align="alignnone" width="525"] Ashanti prepared and ready to depart[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1672" align="alignnone" width="525"] A damp morning[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1673" align="alignnone" width="525"] Team bonding on Ashanti[/caption]   If you wish to support our crews on their voyage, and help Macmillan Cancer Support continue their vital work with those affected...

Round Britain 2019 – Largs to Ardrossan

[caption id="attachment_1667" align="alignnone" width="525"] At the helm in the sunshine[/caption]   If you wish to support our crews on their voyage, and help Macmillan Cancer Support continue their vital work with those affected by cancer, please follow this link to our justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/premier-sailing Thank you.

Round Britain 2019 – Tarbet to Largs

On day five, Ashanti and Clearlake II set out again through the islands of western Scotland and the Firth of Clyde, not far from the isle of Bute. Navigating the islands can be difficult, and detailed passage planning is essential to the success of any trip, let alone this one....

Round Britain 2019 – Crinan canal to Tarbet

As our crews woke and readied themselves to leave the Crinan canal, they were greeted by a marvellous sight. VIC 32 is one of the last two remaining steam-powered Clyde Puffers in operation. She was commissioned by the admiralty in 1939, she served throughout the Second World War as an...