RBC Leg 10. 8th - 17th August. Oban to Liverpool. 103 Regt RA
Skipper R Bolton NRHQ/4Bde
> Mate G Stephenson 103
> Carl Smith 103
> Jim Langton 103
> Conner Murray 103
> Mike Stamp 103
Introduction to the boat's safety equipment, including flares and emergency lines.
Intent is to sail in the Mull, Jura, Kintyre area this week before heading through the North Channel ( avoiding NI because of Brexit, IOM because of COVID and Cumbria, because it's the wrong side of the Pennines)!.and heading towards the Mersey.
Monday, 9th August.
Loch Aline to Tobermory. Not much wind so only got a half hour of mid-day sailing in. Skipper Robin Bolton taught basic crew skills such as knots and tacking. Hand-caught fish for lunch and curry for dinner.
Had some amazing sailing around Mull, Jura, and Islay but with the forcaste and work to do on the engine; see G4, we will spend tomorrow in Port Ellen and aim to head south on Saturday.
Wednesday 11th August.
Day 4 started off with some challenging weather and force 6 winds. The reward was some beautiful island sights and calm sailing. Plenty of dolphins and seals spotted, finished off the evening with cheesecake and fishing.