“Press-ganging” to be encouraged at West Highland Yachting Week!

“Pressganging” to be encouraged at West Highland Yachting Week!
2018 marks the 71st year of West Highland Yachting Week and coincides with the Scottish Governments Year of the Young Person so what better time to reintroduce “press-ganging” to the event. This year we are asking Skippers to encourage/volunteer and persuade younger crew members to write posts about the event. In particular we are looking for daily updates about the racing- conditions, competition, class rivalries and results which we can use to archive the event.
We simply require articles of between 250 and 500 words submitted each evening by 6pm to office@whyw.co.uk. Please add your name, age and boat name to the entry and we will contact all winners. The articles can be accompanied by your own images taken on the course or we can add to them with images taken by Yachting Images who will be shooting the regatta for historical record. The articles can be about one single classes daily battles or the complete fleets movements and results -it’s up to you.
There will be an award for the most interesting, entertaining and accurate article but as with historic press-ganging its the taking part that matters! You can enter simply for one day and write about that particular race or give yourself a better chance by entering every day. Each day the best entry will be posted and at the end of the week the best overall entry will be announced and published.
So Skippers please cast your eyes around your crew and decide who can be volunteered- remember it will be easier to recommend them in advance rather than receiving the “Kings Shilling” on the dock when you return in the evening!

Social Programme launched


We are delighted to be able to launch the Social Program for West Highalnd Yachting Week 2018. This year it follows a similar theme although we are dleightedbto reintroduce the marquee on Kerrera on Monday night with live music courtesy of Oban Marina and we are pleased to welcome back  The Stillwater Band to follow the Prizegiving at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls on Tuesday night. This year a Rock’n’Roll Theme has been chosen so dress accordingly!

After a busy few days on Mull we will then return to Dunstaffanage on Friday evening and the Grand Prizegiving with Dun Mor’Ceilidh Band .

2018 Sailing Instructions Launched

We are delighted be able to launch the finalised and detailed sailing instructions for West Highland Yachting Week 2018.

This year sees the return of the Firth of Lorne Races off Oban bay on the Tuesday and this brings the passage races to three and the competitive course races to three balancing the week fully.

Today – Summer Solstice also brings the entries to 57 a record number achieved with one month until we all meet in Croabh Haven on Saturday 28th July for West Highland Yachting Week 2018 

List of Entries 2018

All the bad weather we have been experiencing this winter definitely put us into hibernating mode, but it will come to an end eventually and people will start getting ready for the 2018 season.  Peter Bloch from N.Ireland is the first to put in his entry for West Highland Week.  Perhaps that will stir others up – we look forward to receiving your entries!

Notice of Race 2018

As we enter 2018 we are delighted to announce the plans for West Highland Yachting Week 2018 and have posted the Notice of Race with an added price advantage to those boats that commit early.

2018 will make the 71st year the event has been running and plans to be a wonderful week both on the water and ashore. As before the week starts at Croabh Haven and moves north to Oban where it sees the return of the Firth of Lorn races on the Tuesday and then heads out to the west to Tobermory before returning to Dunstaffanage for the final evening.