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Oban (GB) - Ullapool (GB)

25 April - 01 May 2016

6 days, Tecla

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Oban (GB) - Ullapool (GB)

25 April - 01 May 2016

Mull of Kintyre – The 150 miles between Oban and Ullapool is a challenging stretch of water, littered with Islands, small and big! First there is Mull separated from the main land by a narrow stretch of water called the Sound of Mull. At the end of it lies Tobermory, a colourful little town packed against the hills. After passing the Mull of Kinteyre we are facing a choice. Leaving Skye to starboard and sailing through the Minch. Or a head for the notorious passage of Kyle Rhea. Currents are known to reach 7 knots at spring tides! The “Small Isles”, consisting of Rum, Eigg , Canna and Muck are well worth a visit. While more of the beaten track places like Loch Scaviag at the foot of the Cuillins will tempt us to climb it summits. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

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Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

  • Oban (GB)

  • Ullapool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 25 April 2016 - 1 May 2016
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Aron (18)

    "I BECAME MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EXPLORED MY LIMITS"

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Claire (20)

    "AN AMAZING ADVENTURE THAT TEACHES YOU THINGS YOU WILL NEVER LEARN SOMEWHERE ELSE"

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