HummingbirdThere are now two boats going on this cruise: Hummingbird 2 and Brival, a Moody 346 and the following is Tony's latest plans.

“June is traditionally the best month to visit Scotland for weather - and the month when the days are longest - in some parts of Scotland you can still read a newspaper outside at midnight.”

OK. I’m trying to sell the trip to you. Why? Because I care about sharing the good fortune of owning a boat and the enjoyment it brings.

This year’s SOY sail can be broken down into four stages really.

HummingbirdThis June, Hummingbird 2 accompanied by two other boats will be sailing to the Hebrides.

We will depart Pwllheli and head for Ardglass, then sail round and anchor in Bangor Bay to wait for the tide to turn and help us up to Rathlin. From Rathlin we can anchor in the bay next to the Bunnahabhain distillery in the Sound of Islay.

From Bunnahabhain it is only a short hop to Loch Tarbert ‘the wildest and remote Loch south of Ardnamurchan’, anchor in the Inner loch and explore with the dinghies the Top Pool.