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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"]...

Day five – Whitby to Hartlepool

After a good night’s rest, our intrepid crews departed Whitby harbour on an overcast Friday morning, yes still clearly in high spirits as their adventure continues! Not long after there emerged bit of sun and a bit of wind, so all three boats could continue their way along the beautiful...

Day three – Overnight to Whitby

It is a view like this that reminds us why we sail! There is nothing quite like the tranquillity and calm of a beautiful sunset out at sea, and an overnight sail means you can enjoy it to the full. The picture above shows all three of our yachts sharing...

Next stop – Lowestoft

Day 2 of the sail4macmillan Round Britain cruise consisted mainly of calm seas and gentle winds, drawing our fleet from their berths in Shotley up to Lowestoft and their second stop of the leg so far. The easternmost point of the British Isles, Lowestoft allows our crews to be the...

The first stop of the cruise – Shotley

After their first day sailing together, our crews arrived safely at Shotley marina in time to relax and enjoy this beautiful sunset. After eating a freshly prepared meal on board, there was just enough time for an explore around Shotley, before getting some much-needed rest before the following day’s sail...

Round Britain 2021 gets under way!

Monday finally arrived and our crews joined their boats bright and early. After getting to know each other, and stowing their luggage on board, there was time for a quick meet-and-greet with some of our sponsors before leaving to catch the best of the tide. [caption id="attachment_4089" align="alignleft" width="525"] Volvo...