Celtic Seminar 3 - An Introduction to Cruising the West Coast of Scotland from the Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Derek Lumb

Derek Lumb, Celtic Section Secretary and long term west coast sailor will explore the southern most cruising area of Scotland's West Coast. Salen, Loch Sunart

Whether you venture from the Clyde or from the South Coast of England, your first cruising area will be from the Mull of Kintyre northwards. Most of the southern part of this area is in the sheltered waters of the Sound of Jura but as we head North and West we pass into the Firth of Lorne with more than half a dozen sea lochs branching off and the centres of Oban and Tobermory before passing out into the Passage of Tiree and the more exposed west coast of Mull with the islands of Coll and Tiree, Gometra and Ulva, the Treshnish Isles and the holy island of Iona plus the west coast of Mull, Jura and Islay. Whatever the weather there is somewhere to go in sheltered waters and of course this is the centre of the production of the distinctive Island Malts with 8 distilleries on Islay and, with those on  Jura, at Oban and Tobermory, you will be spoilt for choice.

This will take place on Thursday 4th of February at 19.00 and is the third of 5 sessions of an online Celtic Seminar which is intended to provide information and background for those members considering a cruise in the area. The format of the talks will be a presentation of 40-60 minutes by a speaker who is very familiar with the area followed by the opportunity to ask questions or start a discussion taking the total meeting time to ~90 minutes.


This will be an online meeting using Zoom, open to members, including Crewing Service members, only, and so you will need to be logged in to see the instructions on how to register for the meeting.

To Register for the meeting simply click on the following link (or copy and paste it to a browser)


which should be done in advance of the session - it should only take a minute. When you register you will be able to select any or all of the 5 sessions so you only need do it once.

Please note that the sessions start at 19:00. The registration page shows the time slot we have booked which allows set up time . Please do not try to log on before 18:45.