The Joint Regatta Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of all sponsors who ensured the success of the 70th West Highland Yachting Week and welcomes those joining us for our 71st year.
As the major sponsor of WHYW, World renowned biscuit makers, Tunnock’s has provided over a decade of support for this special regatta. The unique range of Tunnock’s products complements what is internationally recognised as a ‘unique moving’ regatta.
When the yachts race in separate fleets, the spinnaker classes are known as The Tunnock’s Fleet. Tunnock’s also sponsor the Tobermory to Oban passage race on the final day of the event and award The Thomas Tunnock Trophy for the winner in IRC Class 3 on Friday.
The Lemarac Cup is also awarded on Thursday in recognition of the support given by Thomas Tunnock Ltd. Top up packs for the famous Tunnock’s survival box are an essential part of WHYW – indeed many yachts do not set sail without a healthy supply of teacakes and caramel wafers! Boyd Tunnock CBE, managing director and grandson of the founder of Thomas Tunnock Ltd, has been a regular competitor at West Highland Yachting Week in his aptly named Moody ‘Lemarac’ (Caramel spelled backwards).
Argyll and Bute Council
WHYW has for many years received sponsorship from Argyll and Bute Council and the restricted sail classes are known as The Argyll Fleet on the days the fleets race separately. Argyll and Bute Council recognises the economic and community benefit the regatta brings to Oban, Craobh and Tobermory. WHYW is increasingly developing as a community event with a Festival atmosphere created when the fleet is in town. This in itself is a magnet of attraction for both locals and visitors. WHYW welcomes the generous support from Argyll and Bute Council to keep WHYW on a winning course.
Tobermory Harbour Association
Tobermory Harbour is once again delighted to support and extend a warm welcome to the West Highland Yachting Week fleet in 2018. Pontoons, moorings, anchorages and excellent shoreside facilities provide the discerning sailor with everything required for an enjoyable stay. Harbour staff look forward to your visit and will be on hand to assist. In the Harbour Building “Taigh Solais” you will find toilet, shower and laundry facilities.
Mull Aquarium, Europe’s first “catch and release” Aquarium is also located in the Harbour Building. New for 2018 the Mull Aquarium Staff have a fantastic new air compressor for dive tanks.
Tobermory Harbour Association has moved to Statutory Harbour Authority status but remains a Community Company on not-for-profit basis. Working to provide facilities for all and bring benefit to Tobermory, The Isle of Mull and the wider community of the West Coast of Scotland.
Owen Sails, Scotland’s largest sailmaker and one of the major players in the UK market, is famous not only for sails for racing and cruising but production of a wide range of covers and upholstery as well as repair and rigging services. Owen Sails is delighted to assist with prizes for this year’s event. Owen Sails is supporting West Highland Week throughout the event with repair services aimed at keeping all afloat for the duration.
Scottish Sea Farms
Scottish Sea Farms are committed and passionate about Scottish salmon. The entire process, from egg to plate, is 100% made in Scotland, which gives the seafood its unique taste. Scottish Sea Farms have over four decades of experience in working to the highest industry standards and have established a worldwide reputation amongst the most discerning customers. The company is based in Stirling and South Shian, Argyll and has farms all around Scotland, from the Shetland Islands to the Orkney Islands, in and around Oban and the Highlands, raising salmon in the cool, clear waters of the North Atlantic. The West Highland Yachting Week regatta will pass many of the farm locations and has an intrinsic benefit from sharing the waters and therefore Scottish Sea Farms are delighted to support the event.
Dunstaffnage Marina is hugely excited to be part of West Highland Yachting Week. The Marina has a discounted competitors’ berthing rate for the duration of the week, coupled with a range of discounted Dubarry items within the chandlery. With the recently completed berthing extension there will be plenty space for all involved. We also have an Engineering department to assist with any last minute repairs. The Marina team look forward to meeting everyone involved!
West Coast Motors
West Coast Motors is again providing a special transport service between Dunstaffnage and Oban to link up with après sail events when the fleet is in town. West Coast Motors has been bringing people together via their transport system since 1923 much as WHYW has been attracting sailors for over 70 years! A bus and ferry timetable is included in competitors’ packs.
Webcraft UK Ltd
Webcraft UK are delighted to be supporting this prestigious yachting event again in 2018 by providing web development and hosting, email facilities and technical support. Webcraft have been in the web design business in Scotland for over 20 years and over that period have created hundreds of successful sites for businesses in every sector. We are keen sailors, and particularly enjoy creating sites for sailing businesses such as Broadblue Catamarans. We are WordPress specialists, developing web sites using the world’s most widely used content management system, and offering attractive, search engine friendly sites hosted on UK servers with rapid response, personal support and back-up you can rely on.