Where to see the fleet

The Oban Times - - West Highland Yachting Week -


Craobh Ma­rina – with the mass of yachts mus­tered for WHYW’s grand open­ing party.


Watch the fleet head out from Craobh Ma­rina from 0900 from the end of the cause­way to the start off Craobh and rac­ing in Loch Melfort.


See the fleet start­ing off from Craobh from 0700 on­wards and sail­ing down Loch Melfort. Cul­lipool, Eas­dale Is­land and El­len­abe­ich of­fer good van­tage points to see the rac­ing where the fleet comes to­gether.

When in Oban yachts berth at Oban Ma­rina, off Oban Sail­ing Club at Oban Bay Com­mu­nity Berthing, Oban Es­planade or at Dun­staffnage Ma­rina.


Fleet starts off the north en­trance to Oban Bay for the Round Lis­more Is­land Race. The fleet head out from Oban and Dun­staffnage Ma­rina from 0900. See the race start­ing from Gana­van and best views at Port Ap­pin when the fleet comes to­gether through the Ap­pin Nar­rows. Also from all van­tage points on Lis­more.


Views from Oban Es­planade, Dunol­lie Point, from 0830 to see the yachts head to Tobermory. Also Dun­staffnage Ma­rina and Dun­staffnage Cas­tle head­land for the yachts de­part­ing for the start of the race. Pas­sen­gers aboard the CalMac ferry to Craignure gain a bird’s eye view through the Firth of Lorn and the en­trance to the Sound by Lis­more Light. The fleet musters in Tobermory Bay.


Boats leave Tobermory from 0930. Head to Rubha nan Gall Light­house or Ard­more Point to see the fleets rac­ing at the North en­trance to the Sound of Mull.


Watch from Tobermory Bay at 8.30 as the boats head down the Sound of

Mull to Oban. View­ing from the east coast of Mull – the road from Tobermory to Craignure and the Cal Mac ferry from Craignure back to Oban.

Any­one wish­ing to check on best lo­ca­tions to see the fleet can phone 07879 646 170.

Re­sults of each day’s rac­ing are posted on the web­site www.whyw. co.uk.

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