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Circumnavigate Scotland / Islands in the Stream 
01 June - 08 June 2002

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 O’Groats, 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. Approximately 690NM

The Hebridean Islands Group, led by Jim & Yvonne Mackintosh, will leave

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’

Approximately 720NM

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.

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