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Leg 2 and the Scottish coast to Arbroath

The first leg of the 2022 drew to a close at Royal Quays Marina with all three crews meeting for a meal together in the marina club house. With the boats refuelled and restocked with fresh food, our new crew members joined us ready to embark on the second leg...

Sailing into Whitby

Leaving Lowestoft in the early hours, our three yachts embark on the longest stage of their sail up the east coast, heading for the stunning Yorkshire town of Whitby. There is something about the view of Whitby from out at sea that is simply stunning. The harbour is safely nestled...

The 2022 Round Britain cruise is under way!

It’s that time of year again! After weeks of planning and preparation, Premier Sailing’s multiple award-winning sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, has begun. [caption id="attachment_5012" align="alignleft" width="525"] Galliver II, as seen by the crew of Monet[/caption] After setting sail from our new base in Burnham...

Passing Land’s End

After leaving Padstow, the cruise sets out to round the westernmost point of England, Land’s End. This famous landmark is a highlight of the Cornish peninsula, and a sight best enjoyed from the water. Sailing gifts us views that are uniquely spectacular, and the thrill of rounding points such as...

On the way to Padstow

Leg 6 of the sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise sees Monet, Florence Agnes II and Galliver II leave Cardiff and head for the Cornish port town of Padstow. This stretch of the Bristol Channel is a delight to sail, and the waters are home to an amazing variety of marine life,...

Crossing the Irish sea (again)

After a good rest, our vessels and crews depart the Northern Irish port of Bangor and set sail back across the Irish sea heading for Cardiff. These crossings are a daunting prospect however our crews took them in their stride, and soon they were skimming the waves with the wind...

Ailsa Craig

As they cross the sea on their way to Bangor, our crews pass the magnificent island of Ailsa Craig. The island has previously been a haven for Roman Catholics during the Scottish Reformation and a smuggler’s hiding place, as well as providing the granite for curling stones. Now it also...

Crossing the Irish sea

As leg 5 of the sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise gets under way, our vessels set off to cross the Irish sea, heading for Bangor. Each leg of the cruise brings its own set of unique challenges, and this is no exception: one of the longest open water crossings of the...

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!...