Having been billed as Scotland's only season long passage race event the West Highland Offshore Series saw a total of 70 boats compete across events run by five west coast sailing clubs in 2015. Building on the success of the event its back this year with a very similar list of events counting towards the series results.
With the profile of the series building there are new awards for the 2016 season. The Sonas Group owners of the luxurious Duisdale House Hotel on Skye are providing luxury hospitality prizes for the top three skippers. While its not just about the winning with Ardfern Yacht Centre showing their support for the series with a new trophy.
|'Esprit de Parcour' Award - New for 2016 event.|
The line up of events for the West Highland Offshore Series 2016 has been expanded to include its first Outer Isles event with the inaugural running of the St Kilda Challenge being included. The line up of qualifying events in 2016 is
03 June – Glencoe Regatta Feeder (Oban - Glencoe).
10/11 June – St.Kilda Challenge (Sound of Harris -St.Kilda archepelago- Sound of Harris).
17/18 June – Midsummer in the Minch (Overnight, Portree - The Shiants - Gairloch).
TBC June – Gairloch Big Boat Race (Gairloch - islands and islets - Gairloch).
1-3 July – Round Mull Race (Oban to Oban (Mull to port)).
16 July – Kyles' Cup 1 (Kyle of Lochalsh - Portree).
17 July – Kyles' Cup 2 (Portree - Kyle of Lochalsh).
30 July – Frithard Trophy (Plockton - Inner Sound - Plockton).
6 August – Round Raasay Pursuit (Raasay).
Remember by entering any of the above events you automatically enter the series, no additional paper work required.