Where to see the fleet
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.