Leg 5: Donegal to Oban
from 7th July at 9:00
to 21st July at 18:00
Affiliate, 2 weeks: £430.00
Senior, 2 weeks: £430.00
Junior, 2 weeks: £390.00
Eight Spaces Remaining
Leg 5: Donegal to Oban
About the Skipper
Hi, I'm Hywel. I did most of my sailing as a teenager and undergraduate, crossing the channel, then Biscay, the Indian Ocean, North Sea and Atlantic. I did my Yachtmaster Ocean at 18 and then arrived at Cambridge and started organising for everyone else to go sailing! Since then I've collected all the instructor tickets and am now more on the sidelines with training, having seen numerous instructors and skippers come after me...
Plan for the Trip
We will hopefully meet up as a crew before the trip and discuss a plan in more detail but there is plenty to see and do as we make our way from Donegal to Oban! On the Irish coast we will explore the rugged coastline of County Donegal, passing the Slieve League cliffs, Roaninish, Tory Island and Inishtrahull (the most northernly island of Ireland)! From here we may venture further along the Northern Irish coast passing Dunluce Castle and perhaps visiting Rathlin Ireland. We will then cross-over to the Inner Hebrides and spend the remainder of the trip exploring the islands of Islay, Jura and Mull!
- Islay, also known as Queen of the Hebrides, the island boasts 8 whisky distilleries and over 130 miles of sandy beaches! Saligo Bay in particular is rumoured to have one of the best sunsets in Scotland! The island is also said to have a huge variety of wildlife from sea birds to seals which we hope to see plenty of!
- Isle of Jura, is much more sparsely populated than Islay, with only 196 inhabitants recorded on 2011. The island is largely covered by blanket bog whilst the main settlement, Craighouse, is home to Jura Distillery! The Gulf of Corryvreckan (meaning cauldron of the speckled seas in Gaelic) to the north of Jura forms a whirlpool at certain tide times and has been the subject of many mythological tales in the area!
- Isle of Mull, is a hugely popular tourist destination and Tobermorry has been the setting for many popular television programmes over the years including the children's programme Balamory! The island is also one of the best places to spot the rare white-tailed sea eagles in addition to dolphins, whales and basking sharks!