See following forum post for details:
The rally will be based at Glenridding Sailing & Activity Centre. Skippers should let Matthew Peacock know (via the forum) if they intend going, but book directly with:
Glenridding Sailing & Activity Centre
For camping see: http://www.ullswater.co.uk/camping.html#Watermillock
For Ullswater map and sailing guide see Ullswater Users Guide at http://ww.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/?a=254047
For info and feedback on the previous June 2015 Ullswater event please see: http://www.swallowyachtsassociation.org/smf/index.php/topic,980.0.html
As usual, skippers will be solely responsible for their boats, crews, property and money.
For more details and registration please see the forum topic: http://www.swallowyachtsassociation.org/smf/index.php/topic,1224.msg8684.html#msg8684
Sail Caledonia is the annual Scottish ‘Raid’ or expedition for boats powered by sail and oars which takes place in the Highlands of Scotland in early summer.
Using the three major lochs of the Great Glen and the 200 year old Caledonian Canal, the fleet of up to 25 boats races, explores and ceilidh their way up the Glen from Fort William through Fort Augustus and Loch Ness before finishing the journey in the Highlands’ capital, Inverness.
See the Sail Caledonia web site for more details.
See the following forum topic for full details:
English Raid 2016. See following forum topic for details:
SAIL CALEDONIA – The Highland Scotland Raid
27th May – 3rd June 2017
Coast to Coast Adventure through the Great Glen & Caledonian Canal!
Fort William to Inverness, sail or row in canal, loch and sea.
Traverse the 66 mile course and enjoy the exciting sailing of very open green water in Loch Ness 22 miles (36km) and the 29 Locks and 10 swing bridges along the way.
A warm invitation to traditional style boat sailors (5-9m length)
Challenging Highland environment.
Great company, great competition and excellent music!
International entrants very welcome the Swiss, Dutch, French,
and many other countries are regular participants.
2016 prices for entry will be held until the 1st October for the early boats!
Full details & registration at: www.sailcaledonia.org
Follow and join Sail Caledonia on Facebook.
This year’s Swallow Yachts Raid will run from 2nd – 6th July 2017.
The programme has yet to be finalised but will definitely include the now-favourite cream tea run, and we’ll hopefully head out to Helford this time too. Despite the less than fabulous weather last year the Raid was enjoyed by everyone and we hope to see new faces and people returning again this year! It’s a fun event, with friendly racing and cruising in company, camping/campervan accommodation can be included as part of the package (first come, first served) and a cooked breakfast can also be included. Your packed lunches are provided and the days are rounded off with a drink on the jetty and a fantastic evening meal served by Castaways on the harbour front.
Cost of the packages vary depending on what you would like to include so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. We can’t accept entries or requests for further information via the forum/comments or to other Swallow Yacht email addresses – you must email and use the email@example.com address!
|Skipper||Boat Name||Boat Type|
|1||Anthony Huggett||Emily||BayRaider 17|
|2||Jeremy Andrews||Jaunty||BayCruiser 20|
|3||Charles Scott-Knox-Gore||Augusta Thomasina||BayRaider 20|
|4||Colin Lawson||Spray||BayRaider 20|
|5||John Westoby||Ella||BayRaider 20|
|6||Mark Darley||Pippin||BayRaider 20|
|7||Varley Bullard||PipSqueak||BayRaider 20|
|8||Bob Todd||Escape||BayRaider expedition|
|9||Colin Church||HardyToo||BayRaider expedition|
|10||Graham Lawson/John Todd||Hirondelle||BayRaider expedition|
|11||John Guy||Merlin||BayRaider expedition|
|12||Mark Rushton||Grace||BayRaider expedition|
|13||Ray Scragg||Whimbrel||BayRaider expedition|
|14||Tim Le Mare||Papagena||BayRaider expedition|
|16||Al Beckhelling||Liberty Belle||BayCruiser 23|
|17||Edward Metcalfe||Songlines||BayCruiser 23|
|18||Mark Batey||Juno||BayCruiser 23|
|19||Peter Saxton||Breeze II of Rhee||BayCruiser 23|
|20||Peter Wibroe||Morwenna||BayCruiser 23|
|21||Rob Johnstone||Riff Raff||BayCruiser 23|
|22||Matt Newland/Nick Peters||Coast 250|
|23||Alistair Conquer||Iris||BayCruiser 26|
|24||Basil Papadimitriou||Muddy Waters||BayCruiser 26|
|23||Nick Orchard||Luminous II||BayCruiser 26|
|26||Richard Carson||Zephyr||BayCruiser 26|
Ullswater is a popular venue with attractive scenery, interesting but not too challenging sailing and good shore facilities.
Patterdale is a straightforward 15miles (30 mins) drive from J40 on the M6.
See the “Ullswater” blog on the Swallow Boats forum for general sailing advice and location details.
Local B&B’s and campsites to suit all tastes can be found on the internet.
A popular choice for Swallow boaters is Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0QQ
www.gillsidecaravanandcamping site.co.uk 017684 82346
Gillside Farm has pitches for tents and motor homes, is a short stumble from the Travellers Rest and and a slightly longer stumble down to Glenridding.
Glenridding Sailing Centre is again providing parking, launching/recovery, changing rooms and a warm welcome for £65 Friday to Monday. If you are attending then please let me know on this forum or messages and book yourself and boat directly with GSC at:
Glenridding Sailing & Activity Centre
Tel: 017684 82541
Please note I’m happy to provide advice and assistance on the location and meeting arrangements but please see the terms on which I organise this event mentioned in the Ullswater blog and elsewhere on this forum. Skippers are entirely responsible for the physical safety, money and property of their boats and crews.
Classic raid from Fort William to Inverness, from sea to sea.
Probably now fully booked but contact the organisers and try your luck.