Summer Cruise 2023

In 2021, the committee started planning a cruise to the Inner Hebrides. It became clear quite early that Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland would make it particularly difficult to manage a successful event.

Now the situation has changed and we intend to go ahead in June 2023. We propose a similar itinerary, using marinas for the mains stops but offering alternatives for those who are happy to anchor overnight.

We are limiting the duration of the cruise to two weeks for the sake of members with limited leisure time. It’s likely that some will choose to extend the cruise in time and distance, perhaps taking in Skye and the Outer Hebrides or passing through the Crinan canal to visit the Clyde estuary.

As we refine our plans and confirm dates with service providers we’ll publish and refine briefing notes. We’ll keep the itinerary here up to date too.

Organisers: (events@cruising.ie) Simon Parker 0872497859, David Meeke and others

Itinerary

All dates and ports are subject to change

Date Port Comment
Sunday 11 June Bangor RUYC Lunch
Monday 12 June Rathlin
Tuesday 13 June Rathlin
Wednesday 14 June Port Ellen
Thursday 15 June Port Ellen Distillery, dinner?
Friday 16 June Craobh or anchor at Craighouse; HYC members join via Crinan Canal
Saturday 17 June Oban North Quay, Kerrera or Visitor pontoons
Sunday 18 June Oban Tour of the islands, dinner?
Monday 19 June Tobermory
Tuesday 20 June Tobermory
Wednesday 21 June Lochaline
Thursday 22 June Ardfern or anchor at West Loch Tarbert on Jura
Friday 23 June Gigha
Saturday 24 June Gigha Dinner?
Sunday 25 June Glenarm
Monday 26 June Belfast or Bangor End