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Round Britain 2019 – Padstow to Falmouth

This stage is a big one! Our crews rose early and readied themselves and their vessels for the overnight sail from Padstow to Falmouth, rounding Land's End and Lizard Point on their way. Nestled on the south coast of Cornwall, Falmouth is famous for surfers and sailors alike, and boasts...

Round Britain 2019 – Isle of Lundy – Padstow

The next day our crews set of bright and early, leaving their island stopover for the town of Padstow and the north Cornish coast. Blue skies were overhead and there was good sailing all the way across the inlet for the river Camel and both Clearlake II and Ashanti made...

Round Britain 2019 – Milford Haven to the isle of Lundy

As the start of a new leg dawned and new crews joined our boats, it became apparent that the steaming light on Ashanti was not working. Changing a boat on a yacht is never straight forward, and someone had to be hauled up the mast to sort this one. Fortunately...

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...