Welcome onboard M/Y Chico

Chico, a gentleman's motor yacht, was built in 1932 at St. Monans, Fife. A Dunkirk Little Ship, and registered as a National Historic Ship, she is now available for charter on the West Coast of Scotland. There are three double cabins for up to six guests, with separate crew accommodation. Day trips for up to eight people can be booked by arrangement. Please visit our website for more details.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Cruise to Coll

Noughts and crosses on Sorisdale beach
One of a dozen basking sharks seen off Coll.  This one surprised
us by swimming close to the bow.
Approaching our anchorage in Crossapol Bay,  south end of Coll
Sorisdale Bay, NE coast of Coll
Sorisdale Bay

Friday, 3 August 2012

West Highland Yachting Week

For the 2012 regatta the organising committee invited Chico to be one of the support boats.  We hosted 8 members of the committee for 6 days.  A race team includes a timekeeper, a gunner, spotters, recorders and flag officers, all supervised by a race officer.  The regatta takes place over 6 days and includes passage races from Craobh Marina to Oban, Oban to Tobermory and back, plus races around buoys and islands. 114 yachts participated. A splendid event, slickly organised and greatly enjoyed by both the competitors and organising committee.

Yachts mustering before the start.

Race team assembled to record
race finishers.
The Race Officer checking that no yacht crosses the line before the
starting gun.  The start line is between Chico and the black buoy in
the background.

The fleet bunching up through the narrows between Lismore and Port Appin.