Midsummer in the Minch
In an effort to appeal to all keelboat sizes we intend to run the Midsummer in the Minch race during the Friday afternoon and evening arriving in Gairloch Friday night. Then Saturday and Sunday there will be a regatta in the bays and around the islands and buoys of Gairloch. A full, race-filled weekend with a Minch prize, a Regatta prize and overall event prize. So far the general interest noises are good!
This combined event will increase the amount of sailing return on a journey made and Gairloch Boat Club and Skye Sailing Club hope you will lend your support to this new event.
Vice Admiral's Cup
Saturday 24th August 12pm
A day of racing around buoys set within Portree Harbour – minimum of three races within sight of the massed crowds on the pierhead or looking down from the Lump.
Round Raasay Race
Coming as soon as the weather is favourable for 2019
Your own boat handicap start time and a fixed end time… can you pass the boats in front or stop those behind passing you. Different race dynamic and a great test of pure sailing ability rather than crafty race tactics – far less stress fuelled at the start!
To be held soon on a date to be determined
Keelboat passage races through the historic 'pirate infested' waters around Skye, Raasay, the Crowlin and the Scottish mainland.
The format of the race will be confirmed nearer the date. The main event combines boats from Kyle of Locahalsh, Portree and further afield in a race between Kyle and Portree. A feeder race and return race are also run on the days before and after the man race.
The course will be set based upon the conditions prevailing at the time with passage distances ranging from 20 to 35 nautical miles. The cup to be presented by the Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust .