Responses to various mails
Easdale is a tourism destination, food basically all day if needed. The restaurants here are well used to RIB passengers be it a sunny or a rain soaked day. Camping is fine at Highland Arts, there are B&B's self catering etc.
Start times - Sat to Colonsay - it is perhaps unwise to think everyone will be ready for a single start at 0930ish. Our intention was to get someone locally to leave at say half hour intervals from 0930 to 1030/1100 so people could join in as and when they are ready. It would also be unfair to try to tie up all RIBs in a single operation at Scalasaig (Colonsay). As its the first Easdale event it is a bit of suck it and see till people register.
Sunday can always be difficult. Some people go to bed early to be all action for the next day whilst others may party till closing time on Sat night andwish for a later start. Again various start times. Those who wish to recover RIBs Sun eve may wish for an earlier departure. As there are a number of local RIBs we can adapt.
SIBs and small RIBs
Everyone is welcome. Smallest RIBs to date Avon 4m x 2 There just needs to be realism as to what can be achieved with the weather. There is excellent SIB cruising here. Polwart, if you can gather a few SIBs together we can help organise suitable cruising. Take a look at a cruise to Belnahua, Garvellachs, Crinan, around Seil, up to Oban/Kerrera. We are happy to advise.
If you really would like Colonsay and its not calm then Seafari Adventures will be taking their 11m cabin RIB out for the day - book a seat.
Drop us an e mail via the website and we can help put something together. It would be great to see a wide variety of boats here.