Captains Blog

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 by

The summer of 2015 has been rich in the variety of charter destinations and clients. We had the pleasure of welcoming guests from the USA, Germany, Scotland and England. Our guests experienced the enjoyment of sailing around the Isle of Mull, watching White Tail and Golden Eagles. Iona was a popular destination with its rich religious and cultural history. There was much excitement in the Sound of Iona when a pod of dolphins followed us for twenty minutes in an exuberant cortege of playful jumping. 

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Thousands of puffins offered an amazing show on Lunga, in the Treshnish Islands.


Staffa offered our guests  the privilege of listening to Mendelssohn’s music in the impressive Fingal's Cave. Sailing on to Skye, they enjoyed wonderful seafood in Mallaig,and spent a restful evening at The Old Forge, one of UK’S remotest inns. 


The entrance of Loch Moidart was a fantastic experience, sailing between rocks, zigzagging among banks and shoals to find, few miles inshore, a very protected anchorage near a ruined castle. The next morning two otters swam by our boat to say hello… another magical moment with Mother Nature.


This was my first season in Scotland, and it is apparent to me that I have barely scratched the surface of this extraordinary region. Sailing the Hebrides is not for fainthearted sailor. The navigation is very demanding in terms of weather, tides and currents, but also incredibly rewarding with abundant wildlife, breath-taking scenery and amazing history to experience. The potential in terms of navigation in these waters is so large that it will take many years for me to explore the natural beauty of this area.

After several summer seasons on the West Coast of Scotland, Curanta Cridhe is made ready to head south this fall on her maiden transatlantic crossing. We will leave the beautiful coast of Scotland for the green shores of Ireland, cross the Channel Sea and Bay of Biscay, resting for a few days in the colourful Portuguese harbour of Lisbon, and sailing on to the spectacular volcanic scenery of the Canary Islands.From the Canaries, we will sail her south-west until we catch the trade winds and the latitude of our next land fall: Antigua.

Curanta Cridhe will participate in the famous ‘’Antigua Charter Yacht Rendez-Vous’’ from December 4th to 10th. This major event will see the gathering of over 400 charter brokers from around the globe who will visit state of the art vessels offering luxurious vacations on the water, in many different forms and a multitude of destinations. We are proud to have been considered as a part of this major event to introduce our beautiful Discovery Catamaran, Curanta Cridhe, and the opportunity to highlight her wonderful features. 


Upon completion of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, we will set sail to Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, where Curanta Cridhe will be based for the winter Charter season from December 15, 2015 thru to April 15, 2016.

Next summer, we will be offering charter opportunities on the New England Coast of the USA. From Newport, R.I. we will sail the coast of Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New-York States. Several corporates charters are already scheduled in Manhattan. This amazing city offers fantastic sailing by the Statue of Liberty while allowing our guests to enjoy the frenetic night life of New York City.

In October 2016, we will deliver Curanta Cridhe back to Tortola for her second winter charter season in the British Virgin Islands.

This is, in a nutshell our navigation program for the next 18 months. If you are interested to join us on board, please contact us through your preferred charter broker or via our Central Agent:

Regency Yacht Vacations – Tel: 1-284-495-1970

You may also contact other charter brokers who already work with us:

Association of Scottish Yacht Charterers

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