Congratulations to all my RYA students who passed their practical Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper during 2017. I’m delighted to say the students achieved a 100% success rate as a result of stepping aboard with a positive ‘HAVE A GO’ attitude. Thank you also to all those who jumped aboard for a ‘skippered charter’ experience. Brandy and her skipper Andy appreciate how you cared for them both, and value those new friendships and wonderful experiences shared…….However I cannot remember a wetter season in Crinan!

Brandy managed around 2500 miles in 2017 visiting new destinations such as Skye and Derry/Londonderry. The programme for 2018 is published here sb-bookingform 2018 but please email andy@sailing-breaks.co.uk or call Andy on 07581 698077. Your berth can be reserved with a £100 deposit if our sailing programme suits your needs.


A Sailing Season of 2 halves……

Brandy needs a change of climate for 2018 after getting thoroughly soaked in 2017 and so she is sailing to Spain at the end of June 2018. Destination Marina De Las Salinas, San Pedro Del Pinitar, Costa Blanca, Spain. This wonderful marina is close to the Mar Menor, offering totally sheltered sailing in extreme weather. The other main benefit is the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca are just a sunny day sail away, well 24 hours anyway! Alicante, Valencia, and historic Cartagena are all possible in a week charter too. Flights to Murcia are available all year from Ryanair and the airport is 10 mins from the marina. More details in December 2018 but the plan is to offer 1 week berths for each leg of the passage to Spain from Scotland. Roughly these may look like …..

  1. Crinan to Cork via Dublin and Belfast of course …300 nautical miles
  2. Cork to Cameret, France via the Scillies….280 nautical miles
  3. Cameret to Vigo, Spain across Biscay…. 400 nm ( special charter fees apply due to coding regs)
  4. Vigo to the Algarve, Portugal via Lisbon and Oporto … 400 nautical miles
  5. Algarve to Mar Menor, via Gibraltar…..450 miles.

Costs for the each leg is £600pp including all food aboard. Hopefully this income will pay for Brandy’s first season in an expensive Spanish Marina! Let me know if you are interested……..

April May and June 2018 in Scotland…..

These months will be for both RYA training weeks and Skippered Charter weeks. Usual format start Sunday finish Friday. Check out availability here sb-bookingform 2018 Prices will be £550pp per week for 2018.