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A dram in Tobermory

After leaving port at Oban, our yachts made their way along the Sound of Mull to the Hebridean Isle of Mull and its capital, Tobermory, home to one of Scotland’s most famous distilleries! With another exhilarating sail behind them, it was time for our crews to relax in front of...

Heading for Oban

With some new faces joining us at Fort William our yachts set out for open seas once again, this time navigating their way along the west coast of Scotland and its islands. Our first stop of this leg is Oban, home to some fantastic wildlife and a rather fine distillery!...

Toward Ben Nevis and Fort William

As our intrepid crews near the end of the third leg of the sail4macmillan.com Round Britain cruise, the ever-imposing Ben Nevis looms over the eight locks of Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie. Designed and built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, Neptune’s Staircase is the longest staircase lock in Britain...

Continuing along the canal

Life slows down on a canal voyage. As the stunning scenery drifts by, the Sun has come out to show the highlands at their absolute best. As Monet, Galliver II and Florence Agnes II navigate the locks and bridges of the Caledonian canal, those on board have time to ponder,...

Monster hunting in Loch Ness

Today is the day our crews venture into one of the most famous (or infamous?) bodies of water in the world: Loch Ness. There are stories abound regarding Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, as well as numerous sightings of this legendary creature, but will we see any sign of her...

Entering the Caledonian canal

Leg 3 of the sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise begins with new crew members setting off from Inverness heading for the Caledonian canal. After locking in to the canal itself, our three yachts will make their way through the highlands over the next few days, heading for Fort William. Our crews...

Arriving at Inverness

As the second leg of the sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise draws to a close, our yachts and their crews approach their destination of Inverness, the northernmost city in Scotland and start of the famous Caledonian Canal. Before their arrival, however, there was time to fit in one last sunset at...

Smokies in Arbroath

It’s not just about sailing! One of the joys of cruising under sail is visiting a host of marinas and coastal towns and villages all around the coast, as well as sampling the local produce. Of course, you cannot pass through Arbroath without trying ‘smokies’, the smoked haddock famous around...

Dolphins off the east coast

As our yachts progress along the coast on the second leg of the Round Britain cruise, it became clear that they were not alone! As you can see in the video clip below, taken by Phil, Monet’s skipper, a school of dolphins accompanied our vessels on their journey north. [video...

Day six – Arrival at Royal Quays

After a thrilling week on board, our crews completed the first leg of the 2021 sail4macmillan cruise on their arrival at Royal Quays marina, North Shields. With a busy week behind them, everyone celebrated a job well done and the friendships forged in their shared experience. [caption id="attachment_4155" align="alignleft" width="525"]...