Cruise in Company 2020


Start Date: Sat 11th July

End Date: Sat 25 July

It is intended that yachts should start from Rhu, or other ports on or around 11th July, making their way to Port Ellen on Islay by Monday 13th July.

Distance from Rhu to Port Ellen is 90nm which should allow reasonable time for boats to make their way there for a gathering on the Monday evening.

Tuesday 14th July

We sail through the sound of Islay, with tide, up to Scalasaig on Colonsay, anchoring there, weather permitting.

Wednesday 15th July

Colonsay to Iona, leaving Torran Rocks to port, anchoring in Bull Hole or Bunessan. 

Thursday 16th July

Iona to Coll, anchoring in Arinagour. Ashore at pub. 

Friday 17th July

Coll to Rum or Canna. 

Saturday 18th July

Canna to Castlebay. Ashore at  Castlebay. 

Sunday 19th July

Day off. Explore Kiessimul Castle. 

Monday 20th July

Either explore Hebrides or back across Minch depending on mood and weather. 

Tuesday 21st July

Barra to Tobermory. 

Wednesday 22 July

Tobermory to Lochaline. 

Thursday 23rd July

Lochaline to Crinan or back round Mull of Kintyre as per crews choice. 

Obviously, all of the above is dependent on wind and tide and pub opening hours. 

It also depends on capability and mood of crews, so nothing set in tablets of stone. 

I am making Port Ellen the real starting point so that it will be easy for John McMeeking and Michael Jane to join us from Ardfern. 

Please note that as the Club Regatta is on 11th July, any boats that want to do the Club Regatta, then we will wait at Port Ellen to allow boats to catch up.



The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club has an active cruising membership.  

We have a Facebook group for our cruising members to keep in touch.

Click below to join or contact the office for more information.

Notices To Mariners


Third party organisations regularly issue Notices to Mariners (NTMs) advising of important navigational information such as changes in buoyage, prior warning of activities such as dredging, exclusion zones, harbour closures and byelaws etc.


We encourage members to use these sources of information to ensure safe, rewarding sailing on the Clyde and further afield:


Argyll & Bute Council

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries


Queen's Harbour Master Clyde

Northern Lighthouse Board

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