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Old 04 December 2006, 17:28   #1
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Corryvreckan - Weekend 14/15 April 2007

http://www.gemini-crinan.co.uk/corryvreckan.html


http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Corryvreckan

http://www.wylliedraughts.com/jura/corryvreckan.htm

http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/when.html

Next year Corryveckan is in my sights!
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Old 05 December 2006, 09:00   #2
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Its on my list of things to do in 2007

along with launch rib
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Old 05 December 2006, 17:23   #3
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Three Rex et al

I am definetly on for it. I will be basing my new boat in antrim for a few weeks early in the season and for a few weeks in Septemner.

Watch this thread. All welcome.
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Trip To Corryveckin

I recently seen an old B+W movie based on the shores in Scotland where they featured a man going thru the strait with Wirlpool in backround.

I believe the overfalls on the west of the Whirlpool are more dangerous. Also believe there are back eddies at sides that need to be used by local oarsmen going against the flow. No Issues at tide turns when locals go through but I think spring flood with westerly f5 can throw up 30 ft overfalls. I remember reading in Yachting monthly. This place is well documented on admiralty chart as dangerous.

I think there are a few 11 mtr Humbers one of which is called the Corryveckin which can be hired out of N.Ireland or Scotland for a trip. Think I read in Rib Int, Also think same boat is in the first few pages of the RIb Int Price book.

If I was going, I would hire a friggin safe boat and wear a 270 Newton Jacket on each limb so I can float regardless 4X275 Newton should do the job
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Old 06 December 2006, 16:33   #5
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You say"I think there are a few 11 mtr Humbers one of which is called the Corryveckin which can be hired out of N.Ireland or Scotland for a trip. Think I read in Rib Int, Also think same boat is in the first few pages of the RIb Int Price book."

Correct there are a number of 11 metre ribs which do the trip. All the ones I know are Redbays.
See the links page on www.Redbayboats.com, for details of some of the charter operators that cover the area.

In Particular
http://www.islayseasafari.co.uk/
http://www.puffin.org.uk/
http://www.scottishribcharter.co.uk/...mforce_rib.php
http://www.seatreks-ireland.com/

The original Corryvreckan was the original Redbay 11m demonstrator and was owned by Mr Redbay himself, Mr Tom McLaughlin. It is currently for sale on the Preowned section of the Redbay site and now goes under the name of Castor.

The current Coryvreckan is also an 11metre redbay demonstrator and details of her can be found in www.redbayboats.com Look in the news Section.

If you join in the trip I suspect there will be many other Redbays on view.

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any idea whats happenin with this trip then
Keen to do this one as well, although if the weather turns Craig C looking smaggly out of his enclosed cabin at us in the open boats will be hard.

we can fit it in anytime this summer .

Fancy a trip down JW.. ?.
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Hi, I'm just new to the forum. I live opposite the Corryvreckan at Crinan.
I have created a website at www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk which has pretty much all the info one can glean about the Corry. I'll try and master the thumbnail upload to get a pic here
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I have been through the Corryvreckan with Gemini on several occasions it seems very different but always very eerie every time I have past through there
It got a bit hairy on one occasion with sets of standing waves of about four to five metres. High some of them breaking with flat calm seas either side of them very very strange
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Keen to do this one as well, although if the weather turns Craig C looking smaggly out of his enclosed cabin at us in the open boats will be hard.

we can fit it in anytime this summer .

Fancy a trip down JW.. ?.

Im there...gimme a date so i can book my hols

i would open a couple of hatches to get the open feel but it would get the cabin wet
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best time

How does MAy look? Longer days, more settled weather etc...

Anybody know when the tides are most spectacular?
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might be worthwhile getting in contact with one of the websites for that info. they seem to have tide dates on when its most worthwhile going.

ill try and get somebody whos knows a lot about it to act as a tour guide. dont want to end up spinning down a plug hole!
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Where's good for launching if we are to do this trip? - I have to trail the boat across from Edinburgh side.
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ill be leaving from inverkip but its a long way! think you r best bet would be craobh marina
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Where's good for launching if we are to do this trip? - I have to trail the boat across from Edinburgh side.
Tayvallich is probably the closest slipway. The road to get there is not great - but you should manage. There are two slipways - one in tayvallich itself (next to village shop) which is pretty good but leaves you the wrong side of the "peninsula" - but it is a nice trip round.

The other slip goes direct into the sound of Jura and is actually in Carsaig 1/2 mile over the "hill". - it is not the best slipway in the world but you should manage... 4x4 or rope recovery probably a good idea.

As craig suggests Craobh haven is probably the best though in terms of facilities and proximity. Alternatively Puffin Divers at Oban have a big slip.
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Great dvd on the Corryvreckan at www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk
Also huge amount of info.
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There's a public access slip in Crinan Harbour and car park nearby. Its a bit tidal so need to time it.
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Good slipways on the Antrim coast.

Cushendall, Carnlough, Bally castle, Waterfoot.
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Sea.fari Adventures (Oban) (a Visit Scotland 4* Wildlife Experience) have 8 years experience running RIB passenger trips daily to the Gulf of Corryvreckan - departure point Easdale 15 miles south of Oban. RIBs are 10/11m Humber wide bodied with twin 250Hp engines.
There are many myths about the Corryvreckan but any well found RIB with local knowledge could with suitable weather conditions visit the area. The ' dangerous' areas include the standing waves and the upwellings of water which, whilst spectacular, can compromise the safety of any vessel.

Easdale to Corryvreckan is approximately 11 miles.
The whole area is a European Special Area of Conservation. Scenery and wildlife are spectacular.

I would be happy to offer advise

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Visited Corryvreckan last August, good slipway in Craobh, and marina, at Craobh Haven , contact Jim Berry at the Marina, if you need to stay in Craobh, can recomend Lunga house, in Lunga Estate, phone Sarah, or Colm Lyndsay Mc Dougall ph 01852500237.
Its not long from Craobh, to Corry, and the village also boasts good food,
Lord of the Isles pub

visit this link for pics of Corry and Lunga house

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