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3rd July 2024 to 12th July 2024

Oban to Stornoway

From £3185 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Join us on this 10 day Scottish sailing adventure and explore some of Scotland’s most iconic islands on a one-way passage from Oban to Stornoway
Clear
Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups, Individuals
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
57ft Steel Expedition Yacht
Vessel length
57ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Twin (only 4 guest berths + 2 crew)
Insurance Required
Yes

Sail Scotland in 2024! Join us on our Sailing Adventure, departing Oban for 10 days, and explore some of Scotland’s most iconic islands by yacht

9 Nights: 03 - 12 July 2024

Price: From £3,185 per person

We think this is the perfect combination of bucket List sailing and sightseeing. Real, hands-on sailing including the potential for a long passage and we can even add some night sailing if the group wishes and weather allows as well as evenings, at anchor, allowing us to enjoy time ashore in the sleepy harbor villages along the coast.

Jim Dobie is a hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner meaning you can use the trip to brush up on sailing skills, with plenty of time for one-to-one mentoring, or simply enjoy being part of the voyage. With a maximum of six crew aboard our comfortable yacht, you will have space to relax and plenty of opportunity to adapt the itinerary to the group's wishes.

Sail Scotland in 2024! Join us on our Scottish Isles Sailing Adventure, departing Oban for 10 days, and explore some of Scotland’s most iconic islands by yacht with Jim Dobie.

We think this is the perfect combination of bucket List sailing and sightseeing. Real, hands-on sailing including the potential for a long passage and we can even add some night sailing if the group wishes and weather allows as well as evenings, at anchor, allowing us to enjoy time ashore in the sleepy harbor villages along the coast.

Jim Dobie is a hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner meaning you can use the trip to brush up on sailing skills, with plenty of time for one-to-one mentoring, or simply enjoy being part of the voyage. With a maximum of six crew aboard our comfortable yacht, you will have space to relax and plenty of opportunity to adapt the itinerary to the group’s wishes.

  • All food and drink (non-alcoholic) on board
  • Safety equipment including life jackets.
  • All mooring and port entry fees for the boat.
  • Hands-on sailing, watch keeping, helming, and opportunity to fully immerse in life on board.
  • Overnight accommodation onboard, your own bunk and bedding
  • Waterproof Clothing available to hire
  • Travel to and from Oban
  • Any food ashore
  • Entrance fees to visitor centers or distilleries
  • Sailing & Travel Insurance

Comfortable Yacht

a large , comfortable and practical cockpit she has an uncluttered layout with high quality teak finishes in the cockpit. The twin wheels allow a choice of comfortable helming positions and easy viewing when berthing. She’s comfortable and beautifully kitted out with 8 berths, so there’ll be plenty of space on board. She’s perfect for long trips. You’ll have your own berth.

Scenic, Adventurous Sailing

Our trip starts in Oban, Scotland. We plan to wind our way Northwards to Stornoway enjoying fabulous sailing with incredible destinations – adapted to the experience of the crew, their wishes and the weather!

Oban. Good rail & road links available from Glasgow which has also has an airport. It is also possible to fly into Edinburgh and transfer to Glasgow or direct to Oban.

Stornoway, Scotland. Direct flights and ferries from various mainland locations.

Sail Scotland in 2024! Join us on our Scottish Isles Sailing Adventure, departing Oban for 10 days, and explore some of Scotland’s most iconic islands by yacht with Jim Dobie.

We think this is the perfect combination of bucket List sailing and sightseeing. Real, hands-on sailing including the potential for a long passage and we can even add some night sailing if the group wishes and weather allows as well as evenings, at anchor, allowing us to enjoy time ashore in the sleepy harbor villages along the coast.

Jim Dobie is a hugely experienced Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner meaning you can use the trip to brush up on sailing skills, with plenty of time for one-to-one mentoring, or simply enjoy being part of the voyage. With a maximum of six crew aboard our comfortable yacht, you will have space to relax and plenty of opportunity to adapt the itinerary to the group’s wishes.

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear – you might not fancy a dip in the Arctic waters but a local hot tub can be a treat that you don’t want to miss out on

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen – 24hr daylight can be relentless

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal