Great Glen
loch oich
28th May to 4th June 2016
loch ness
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Welcome to Sail Caledonia

Do more with your boat - join Sail Caledonia 2016. Bookings are now open….!

The 2015 Raid is over, but check the Results and Galleries to see what happened. Don’t miss out next year, join the world’s longest running and best sail & oar raid - Sail Caledonia.

Well done to Matthew Peacock and his crew Andrew and Mick in “Gladys”, a Swallow Yachts BayRaider 20, winners of Sail Caledonia 2015. Matthew said: “Sail Caledonia was again a most enjoyable event with great camaraderie between all boats, crews and support staff. Anyone who appreciates stimulating company, laughter, live music, good food, occasionally challenging sailing, interesting small boats and a memorable experience should come.”. Read more or check the News for further updates.

Sail Caledonia is the annual Scottish 'Raid' or expedition for boats powered by sail and oars which takes place in the Highlands of Scotland in early summer. Everyone who has taken part has acclaimed it a fantastic event and an experience not to be missed.

The Great Glen Raids - which later became Sail Caledonia - were wonderful intense experiences. They seemed like a season’s worth of sailing crammed in to a week.” Iain Oughtred, boat designer (Water Craft magazine no. 111).

Using the Great Glen’s stunning and varied lochs and the 200 year old Caledonian Canal, a fleet of up to 25 boats sails, rows, races, explores and ceilidhs their way up the glen. Accompanied by safety boats, nothing beats sailing and rowing from the Atlantic at Fort William, through Fort Augustus and the mighty Loch Ness, to the finish in the Beauly First at Inverness, the Highland’s capital. Sea-to-sea, salt-to-salt, via some of the world’s most stunning mountain scenery in the safety of an accompanied expedition for small boats.

Sail Caledonia is a friendly, open event for smaller (c. 5m - 9m) sailing boats. Anyone can join providing their boat conforms in general terms to one of the classes and the safety regulations set out in the Notice of Race (available on Downloads page).

We are always looking to build on the success of previous years and attract sailing boats of many shapes and sizes. Please enjoy our web site and if you have any questions simply get in touch.

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