2013 Malts Cruise

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2013 Malts Cruise

Postby marisca » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:38 pm

The World Cruising Club have published the dates for their "Malts Cruise" - how you do a malts cruise without Islay beats me. Anyway, if you are needing something to do with other people, Billy Forteith's Round Mull race also starts on 5th July. I can't seem to find a price for the cruise on their site but I'm willing to bet it is enough to buy a few bottles of malt instead.

2013 Malts Cruise Itinerary

5 July Malts Cruise office opens in Oban
7 July Parade of Sail
Oban to Tobermory
9 July Rendezvous Isle of Rum
11 July Rendezvous Loch Harport, Skye
15 July Rendezvous Plockton
Rendezvous Tobermory
18 July Final cruise supper
Mull Highland Games
This is a provisional itinerary only, and rendezvous dates are subject to confirmation.

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby wully » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:49 pm

The cruise used to be fun then they got Chays lot involved and ruined it.

I agree - Islay is the Whisky island and a Classic Malt cruise without it is pants.

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2013 Malts around mull

Postby stevepick » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:25 am

Hmm, I appear to have been sent the wrong race instructions for the last 6 years of "round mull". We have always considered the event to be a "malts" cruise :D . Already looking forward to the round mull for next year, partly because we have a new boat "Ataraxia" , so stand a chance of getting to Bunessan before the buffet runs out and the dancing has started.

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby marisca » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:24 pm

Do tell! What is "Ataraxia", apart from a state of emotional tranquillity, and what class is she going to be in?

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby stevepick » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:52 pm

marisca wrote:Do tell! What is "Ataraxia", apart from a state of emotional tranquillity, and what class is she going to be in?


Alastair

I'm impressed by your knowledge of greek! She is a Dufour 40 ( we had an attack of the Roy Scheider "we're gonna need a bigger boat" syndrome) - so she should be around CYCA 9.6/9.7 - haven't sent in the handicap app form yet. Should be room for the drink on board now and space for folk to sleep. We have a spinnaker and if we can get the practise and courage together we plan sailing in the spinnaker class. The good news is we get a lie in because we start later, the bad news is we are playing with the big , bad racer boys in the faster classes. Can't wait to get out, she is in Ardrossan at the moment, but timing and weather have not conspired to get us a day sail.

Steve

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby marisca » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:03 pm

Sounds great. You'll be on the pontoons at T'mory then while us jolly little boat sailor boys are trying to find a place to anchor.
Be warned, trying to overtake us through the Erraid steamer passage is not recommended.

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steamer non passage

Postby stevepick » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:01 pm

Don't worry about me overtaking anyone there. Every time I have gone down there with every intention of not cutting the corner, and every year I follow all the others through. I was only a cable or 2 behind the boat that hit the rock at tinkers hole last year. It didn't sound good. Broaching near rocks caused 3 incidents I am aware of last year, I am extra careful about close reaching with the spinnaker now :shock: . Did you see the J111 after west highland week? Ouch, I am amazed they didn't sink.

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Re: steamer non passage

Postby marisca » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:20 pm

stevepick wrote: Did you see the J111 after west highland week? Ouch, I am amazed they didn't sink.


I not only saw it after, I was probably the most leeward of the boats that they heaved up to windward to pass. They were lucky there was no serious damage to the crew.

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby Arghiro » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:29 pm

2013 Malts Cruise Itinerary

5 July Malts Cruise office opens in Oban
7 July Parade of Sail
Oban to Tobermory
9 July Rendezvous Isle of Rum
11 July Rendezvous Loch Harport, Skye
15 July Rendezvous Plockton
Rendezvous Tobermory
18 July Final cruise supper
Mull Highland Games
This is a provisional itinerary only, and rendezvous dates are subject to confirmation.


Can someone tell me what Distillery is on Rhum or at Plockton, please?

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Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Postby neilmclaren » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Anyone looking for crew on the Malts Cruise. I am visiting from Australia. Currently I crew on a Beneteau First 35 and also sail my own Windrush 600 (20' catamaran). Best regards, Neil


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