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Oban – Orkney

06.07. – 20.07.2024

Sailing
Scotish Hihglands

Levels

Intermediate.
Some experience recommended.

Period

Juli 06 - 20 2024 → 14 Days

Group

6 Crew (double cabin) + 1 Skipper

Your vessel

Ovni 43
Fidelio

Itinerary

Circum navigating the Highlands

Transfer from/to Airport

By bus or train.

Langues

Primary language: German
Secondary language: English

Photographer

We have an active setup We will provide professional Cameras and Drones to captures all the amazing experience's.

Round Highlands

We are going to “circumnavigate” the Highlands in 12 days. From Oban on the west coast of Scotland to Orkney and then back to Oban via the Caledonian Canal.

Depending on the crew composition and weather conditions, a shorter route around the Outer Hebrides may need to be taken.

A trip this challenging will provide a lot of opportunities to learn how to run a boat. Naturally, we also don’t want to miss out on the beautiful nature and culture of Scotland.

Sailing Adventure

Prepare for challenges you will not forget. 

Our
Mission

At the heart of our journey lies the unparalleled thrill of sailing. We guarantee an immersive experience where each participant plays a role, shouldering significant responsibilities and taking charge of unique tasks as we sail for extended periods of time.

Our voyages are crafted for those eager to dive deep into the essence of sailing, providing a perfect blend of learning moments and hands-on action.

Whether you’re looking to strengthen your maritime skills or to venture into new waters, I’m here to guide and facilitate your growth.

My goal is always to try new things, to push my limits and to expand them. Brace yourself for a mix of intensive challenges and serene moments, passages which are strenuous and tough and others to let you soak in the tranquility of open waters.

Nature

Scotland is a sanctuary for a myriad of marine wonders, from magnificent whales to charming puffins and an array of bird species, offering an enchanting haven for nature lovers to explore.

Outer
hybrides

Explore the untamed beauty of the challenging waters of Scotland.

skipper

nepomuk grill

28 years old
Professional sailor from Kiel 
Licenses: SB, SRC, SKS,

I learned to sail 10 years ago and have been working as a sailing instructor, skipper, and yacht transporter across Europe for the last 6 years. Over the past 3 years, I have increasingly focused on yacht sailing and aim to explore the northern parts of Europe. Norway, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, and perhaps even further.

Going to sea means constantly living with change, never taking anything for granted, always receiving lessons in humility because you can never master the sea. When at sea, you experience the true meaning and  insignificance of humankind.

Your Boat

Fidelio

Name: Fidelio
Type: Ovni 43
Bearths: 6 + 2
LOA: 12.9 m 

Boat
Outline

Comfort for 8 crew + 1 skipper

Equipment:

  • One bathroom
  • 2 warm showers
  • Dining table for 8 
  • Dinghy
  • A-symmetrical spinnaker
  • Life raft
  • GPS Navigation 
  • Safety equipment
  • Wind and solar power

oban

Oban, nestled along Scotland’s west coast, serves as the perfect gateway to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. With its scenic harbor, charming streets, and stunning vistas of surrounding islands Oban captivates visitors with its timeless beauty.
Renowned as the “Seafood Capital of Scotland,” it offers delectable fresh catches straight from the sea. Whether you’re drawn to its historic landmarks, like McCaig’s Tower overlooking the bay, or seeking outdoor adventures amidst rugged landscapes, Oban promises an unforgettable experience for every traveler.

Route

Homeport: Oban, Scotland

Via: Skye - Orkney - Caledonian canal

In the 14 days available to us, we aim to reach the Orkney Islands. This is a group of islands located north of the Scottish mainland, known for particularly challenging sailing. In addition to the breathtakingly beautiful and pristine coastline, there is a good chance of seeing dolphins and whales.

The exact route will depend on the crew and, of course, the weather. We have prepared three routes, each with a different focus.

Sailing trip: Around Skye with approximately 290 nautical miles

Sailing adventure: Outer Hebrides with approximately 320 nautical miles

Expedition: Orkney and around Scotland with approximately 483 nautical miles

trip
summary

Included:

Levels

Intermediate.
Some kind of sailing experience recommended.

Period

Juli 06 - 20 2024 → 14 Days

Group

6 Crew (double cabin) + 1 Skipper

Your vessel

Ovni 43
Fidelio

Itinerary

Circumnavigating the Highlands​

Transfer from/to Airport

By bus or train.

Photography

We have an active setup. We will provide professional Cameras and Drones to captures all the amazing experience's.

NOT Included:

Additional costs

Food and harbour fees will be devided by the crew.
Usulaly that amounts in 200€ per week.

Other Info:

Destination Hihlights

- Staffa
- Tobermory
- Ill of Skye
- Pentland Firth
- Orkney
- Loch Ness

Don't forget

- Credit Card
- Personal Extreme Sports Insurance
- European Valid Visit Visa
- Valid Passport

Miles

Depending on the route we pick we will be traveling between 290 nm and 480 nm.

Adventure
live tracking

Ensuring safety is paramount for all adventurers. That’s why we’ve developed a live tracking system for this sailing trip for our Explorers. With it, you can easily monitor the crew’s status and track their location and route in real-time.

Live tracking accessible in:

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Frequently Asked
Questions     >>

This particular trip is labeled as “adventure“, one of three levels. 

  1. Journey 
    A trip to get familiar with this specific way of traveling. No experience required.
  2. Adventure
    A trip that will challenge you and lets you explore your limits. You should have some idea of the kind of challenge you are getting yourself into, since we can not simply turn around when you feel a little uncomfortable.
  3. Expedition
    This is where the real fun begins. We set out for a challenge of a lifetime. Though in line with all necessary safety measures, we push all limits and exceed them. Being a true exploration, not all aspects can be planed. And things that are, will probably turn out different. We need everyone on board the team to be able to take responsibility, since our safety is going to depend on one another. 
    To join an expedition you should have a good understanding of what you do. To insure this we gather a team that is fit to meat the challenge, you will have to apply and together we will find out, if this is the right trip for you.

If you are not sure if this is the right level for you, feel free to contact your guide any time. Often a quick talk can clarify all uncertainty.

Nepomuk Grill 
Tel.: +49 157 89 23 43 45
[email protected] 

 On the kind of adventures we conduct you are more then just a guest. You are part of a team, a team that may need a certain amount of crew. In case of a cancelation we will have to try to replace that missing crew.

Generally a full refund is possible with in the first 24 hours of booking

If you can finde someone to take your place and they are fit for the trip we refund all payments. 

If we can find someone to replace you, 80% off your payments will be refunded. 

We strongly recommend to have a travel insurance in case you can not join the trip due to a medical condition. 

Here is a link to a packing list for sailing. LINK

 

No meals are included. 

The crew will plan all meals and buy all necessary provisions before casting of and prepare the meals while under way. All dietary requirements can be met this way. This trip will be especially vegan friendly, meaning on board cooked meals are vegan. Still non vegan food items or snacks may be added for individual crew members.

Restaurants can be visited when ashore. 

Bein safe is the most important. Bad weather is relativ to the specific crew. Since we travel with a CE certified class A Vessel designed to withstand extreme high levels of wind and waves, most weather conditions are not that dangerous to us. 

Naturally we will seek shelter in the nearest harbour if the crew is not fit to handle the weather. Allthough it is not always possible to hide from a storm

If a storm ist predicted while located in a marina, we will act accordingly to the recommendation of the local authorities.

Thunderstorms will be avoided at all costs. 

Yes, due to liabitiy reasons you can join from the age of 18. 

We might be able to make exceptions, so feel free to contact us. 

Regarding a maximum age we are flexible. Age is but a mere number. Important ist your fitness and your state of mind. 

Sustainability     >>

We recognize the importance of preserving and protecting our planet for our future generations.

  • 15% of our resources are dedicated to education
  • 1% of our profit is paid as planet tax
  • 1 tree is planted for every adventure trip created or booked in our platform

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