- 02 August 2019
A historic and unique sailing regatta!
It has evolved into the West Coast's biggest sailing event taking in 3 venues, Craobh, Oban and Tobermory with over 750 competitors from around the world enjoy national and local media coverage
The event has evolved a distinctive blend ofcompetitive racing combined with a varied and full programme of family social events.
This is one of the leading international yachting events, in stunning surroundings, with a winning combination of round the buoys and passage racing, supported by an excellent social programme.
West Highland Yachting Week’s history reaches as far back as 1882 when the newly formed Royal Highland Yacht Club held its first regatta in Oban. Picture the difference then with only two classes – one for yachts under forty tons and the other for those over forty tons!
Unlike many other events, West Highland Week encourages competitors to enter for individual races if they do not want to take part in the whole Series. Some choose to enter only for the passages races, or just one race – or even a Feeder Race before going off on a cruise.
In addition to spinnaker classes, restricted sail classes are offered which attract skippers with limited experience, crew or equipment. Whilst these classes also suit the yachts with small children aboard, some of the most competitive crew members are the children themselves!
For more information, visit www.whyw.co.uk.