The Northern Islands Challenge 2018

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The Northern Islands Challenge 2018

A quiet evening in Torshavn

Event ID: Apr2418TC

Skipper (Subject to change): G. Porter

Event Type: Public Event, “Open to All”

Event Class: Challenge (overnight sailing with a watch system)

Event Status: Provisional

Description: Orkney, Shetland and the Faroe Isles from Scotland’s west coast

Join us for our newest Challenge in 2018 as we mix adventure and cruising sailing from the west coast of Scotland.  Starting from the Oban area we will begin our trip with a day of sail training as we head towards the waters of the North Atlantic.  After an overnight stop it will be full steam ahead to sail north through the Minch before following the Scottish north coast to the Orkney Islands.  Stopping for a day our next challenge will be to head further north to Scotland’s most northerly outpost of Shetland where we will plan a day ashore.

Next we will see our passage take us outside Scottish waters and onto the stunning Faroe Islands.  With another overnight passage you can expect to experience some night sailing in the North Atlantic.  After a chance to rest and explore ashore the final leg of this trip will see you sailing south for the Minch and the Isle of Lewis before arriving back at Oban.

From Oban you can enjoy one of Scotland’s most scenic railway journeys to Glasgow for international connections and transfer.



£1295 per person inclusive of all onboard costs, £250 non refundable deposit.


£695 plus Twelve volunteer day credits (Book below and email us a request to use volunteer days)

Proposed Itinerary:

24 April – Joining from 18:00 at Oban
25 April – Depart Oban for training and day one sailing
26-27 April – Sail to Orkney
28 April – Rest Day
29-30 April – Orkney to Shetland
1 May – Rest Day
2-3 May – Shetland to the Faroe Islands
4 May – Rest Day
5-7 May Faroe Islands to Oban
8 May – Departure  by 12 noon



– The cost of this event includes all food, fuel and berthing charges.
– Sailing activity is weather dependant. If conditions are too severe training may be postponed, cancelled or the passage plan adjusted.
– Guests need to arrange their own travel to/from the embarkation and disembarkation points which may be different
– To check availability and request a place use the form below or email us at enquiries@taepingclipper.co.uk

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