What to Expect
Sail Caledonia provides an unrivalled opportunity for competitive and relaxed sailing
and rowing in small boats and to encourage the use and development of such boats
for cruising and ‘expedition making’. In addition, the event provides a unique sample
of Scottish Highland culture -
Whilst completing the 66 mile navigation from coast to coast, one of the great inland
waterway journeys of the world, there are many opportunities to stop and explore
the Great Glen and surrounding areas. For accompanying non-
The combination of self-
Sail Caledonia is an annual event and, with so much to see and do, many competitors return year after years.
Ian Waddell first entered Sail Caledonia in 2017 and had this to say after the event:
“Sail Caledonia is 66 miles of rowing and sailing from Corpach to Inverness and May
2017 was the year my wife and I borrowed a 15ft Shetland skiff and took part. The
weather was kind, the organisation was professional, and helpful canal staff made
for a safe and enjoyable adventure. No two days were the same. There were rallies,
and races where we could use both sails and oars. Being on the water in the shadow
of Ben Nevis, discovering hidden parts of Scotland and beaching the boat on quiet
coves and islands was very special. Keen competition, friendly banter -
To get a real flavour of the event you can read what others have said about their experiences. You may also be interested in this feedback from previous participants.
You will find more information on the journey in the Skipper’s Guide to the Caledonian Canal.