Leg 11 & 12 /2017
14 – 21 August as well as 23 – 30 August
Oban – Oban, 150 nm
Flying into Edinburgh or Glasgow, you take the bus or long-distance taxi to the gateway of the Hebrides: Oban. Here Regina Laska will await you for my sixth season in Scotland.
The vast and breath-taking nature, its friendly people and celtic history mixed with whisky goes beyond what can be described in a few words. It just needs to be experienced, preferably from the deck of a comfortable sailing boat.
From Oban we sail to Tobermory, which is maybe not as famous for its small, yet friendly, distillery, but is definitely one of the most pleasant villages (with some very nice restaurants and pubs) in the area.
After Tobermory, we set sails for the most remote pub on mainland Britain with the next road 60 miles away: The Old Forge in Loch Nevis where you can enjoy freshly hand-picked scallops.
Next, we will pass the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Canna to sneak into Loch Harport in the search of the Talisker distillery, if requested.
If time, weather and the desire requests, we can either sail to the Outer Hebrides or the historic sites of Iona, the famous island of Staffa with its Puffins and/or to the Mecca of whisky: Islay.
Further to a possible interest in whiskey you need to have some good sailing skills as well, since the west coast of Scotland is a challenging sailing area, after all. Having said that, all the islands have one further advantage: They give shelter and depending on the weather, there are always fantastic areas to sail in, as long as we keep it flexible. Weather simply can’t be changed.
Price: EUR 1950 per person including all food consumed onboard, harbour fees, diesel etc plus visits to pubs and distilleries