This organised trip co-ordinated by BIBOA, is suitable for all boats.
If weather looks doubtful Jonathan Hullock is going to keep to the West
Scotland coastline with small boats. He would like to return to the
same hotel each night.
All Members are to meet at Inverkip Marina on Saturday 1st June 2002
- The Group cruise to Oban (Dunstaffnage Marina) and then the Scottish
Challenge Group will split off to Lochinver, while the Islands Group
will overnight at Kyle of Lochalsh. Both cruises are suitable for all
sizes of Ribs.
The Scottish Challenge, led by John Harvey, will follow a route past
the famous Cape Wrath to Scrabster, then view the wild craggy coast
past John OGroats, passing the oil rigs to overnight in the excellent
marina at Peterhead, traveling south past Aberdeen into Firth of Fourth
to enter the River Carron at Grangemouth, continue through the recently
refurbished Forth & Clyde Canal.
Possibly overnight on the canal then out onto the River Clyde, to join
with the suntanned Islands Group, for a farewell party at Inverkip.
The Hebridean Islands Group, led by Jim & Yvonne Mackintosh, will
Kyle of Lochalsh over the sea to Skye and set off for Stornaway
via the Shiant Isles (BBQ - essential equipment camera & binoculars
- we will be outnumbered by sea birds) Henceforth it will be Whisky
- and - rocks galore.
Amid stunning scenery we travel south visiting the famous Castaway Island
of Taransay, to Uist, Bonnie Prince Charles route to Scotland in the
45 Rebellion, then on to wild and lonely Barra, before cruising
eastwards back to Oban to overnight, joining up with the Scottish Challenge
Group at Inverkip for the Farewell Party
Both venues are dependent on weather, however we have chosen a good
date as the midgies are not in full flight, and the weather should be
at its best. Western Scotland provides plenty of shelter so we will
not be without a venue!
Please Register an early interest indicating your preferred event -
Scottish Challenge or Islands Cruise - as accommodation and moorings
have to be arranged in plenty of time - Ceilidhs at the drop of an anchor.
A rare opportunity to see Scotland in good company! Full itineraries
will be posted, in Riblines, or on an expression of interest.
Tel/Fax: 01902 372975