[QUOTE=Poly;660757]IMHO whilst there is certainly some potentially challenging ribbing in fairly exposed locations, you'll be rushing through some of the most spectacular boating in the UK (Europe? World?) in order just to "get round". There will be a feeling of achievement having done the circumnavigation but I think you might feel you've missed out the opportunity to explore more on the spectacular West coast.
I agree with that totally.
Indeed thats the main reason (with the limited time constraints we all have)the "Round about" stuff has never really appealed ...far better IMO to pick the area,time,locations,and not least the company
Yourself!....and take what time you need to explore,and appreciate the truly amazing places the area has to offer...Rather than being in a dash regardless...to make miles and keep up with the itinerary.
I hear there are some hefty fee's for some of these "organised" events too...is that right?
For those who enjoy it,Great!...and power to you
....(and I'll never say never)..but I'm yet to be convinced.
Going back to the OP it may be of interest to have a look at the Round Britain-via Cape Wrath
Videos and Blog by the "Contentment" crew a couple of years ago.Packed with info and hints...both Boats being Petrol Powered indicates it is totally doable.....without massive diesel range....even the long way round.