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. As with any such endeavour, you need to adapt and be ready to change plans at a moment’s notice, fortunately our skippers and crews all have the skills necessary for this to happen with ease.
Conditions were perfect for an exhilarating sail, both vessels leaning against the wind and cutting their way through the waves making for a wonderful sight. With good wind our crews made amazing progress, and with adrenaline pumping the hours and the miles flew by, with a steady supply of tea and biscuits keeping them going on their way.
On arrival at Largs, our crews moored up and tucked into a good meal, reminiscing over the amazing sailing they have had so far this week, and preparing themselves for the final stage of this leg, the short hop to Troon, that they will make the next day.
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