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Old 26 December 2014, 17:50   #1
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Hi folks, does anyone got the route of the last round scotland, organised by the Biboa or HMS ?
I could go this summer after my round Ireland in 2013 and round britain this 2014.
Do you have any advise for scotland, easy to find petrol on pontoon, marinas ? boat are staying on water at low tides ? weather ? B&Bs, you know the full package

Thanks in advance

I wish you all the best for 2015 and a lot of ribbing
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:00   #2
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Hi folks, does anyone got the route of the last round scotland, organised by the Biboa or HMS ?
I could go this summer after my round Ireland in 2013 and round britain this 2014.
Do you have any advise for scotland, easy to find petrol on pontoon, marinas ? boat are staying on water at low tides ? weather ? B&Bs, you know the full package

Thanks in advance

I wish you all the best for 2015 and a lot of ribbing
Surely if you've gone Around Britain then you've gone Around Scotland? They've just voted to affirm that it's the same thing! Did you cheat in 2014 and take a shortcut? If so, the Round Britain 2014 was the Almost Around Britain 2014.

I get confused

Either way - enjoy the trip - it will be magic!
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Bed and Breakfasts are plentiful near the harbours however, petrol is not. I solved it by having a support crew on land and we lifted the boat out to take it to the nearest petrol station. You could do it with fuel cans but it would be difficult.

June is the preferred month as there are fewer storms in Scotland in June compared to all the other months. In addition the long days help and indeed it doesn't really get dark, just dusk all through the night.

Its a great area do go and enjoy.

Some pics of the early years

http://www.biboa.com/storage/BIBOA%2..._optimized.pdf
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i took caledonian canal last year
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Bed and Breakfasts are plentiful near the harbours however, petrol is not. I solved it by having a support crew on land and we lifted the boat out to take it to the nearest petrol station. You could do it with fuel cans but it would be difficult.

June is the preferred month as there are fewer storms in Scotland in June compared to all the other months. In addition the long days help and indeed it doesn't really get dark, just dusk all through the night.

Its a great area do go and enjoy.

Some pics of the early years

http://www.biboa.com/storage/BIBOA%2..._optimized.pdf
funny i just checked those pics an hour ago, thanks again, so it won t be that easy ... again !!!
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Hi folks, does anyone got the route of the last round scotland, organised by the Biboa or HMS ?
I could go this summer after my round Ireland in 2013 and round britain this 2014.
Do you have any advise for scotland, easy to find petrol on pontoon, marinas ? boat are staying on water at low tides ? weather ? B&Bs, you know the full package

Thanks in advance

I wish you all the best for 2015 and a lot of ribbing
IIRC the "round scotland" 4m event started in Inverness then south-west through the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe, Sound of Mull, Kyle of Lochalsh, then around the mainland back to Inverness. Not sure where the stops were.

Petrol will be a challenge for most of it!
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Surely if you've gone Around Britain then you've gone Around Scotland? They've just voted to affirm that it's the same thing! Did you cheat in 2014 and take a shortcut? If so, the Round Britain 2014 was the Almost Around Britain 2014.

I get confused

Either way - enjoy the trip - it will be magic!
Apparently both routes are Round Britain, so I'm told

I say RB via the Caledonian Canal, just to be on the safe side.
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Hi folks, does anyone got the route of the last round scotland, organised by the Biboa or HMS ?
I could go this summer after my round Ireland in 2013 and round britain this 2014.
Do you have any advise for scotland, easy to find petrol on pontoon, marinas ? boat are staying on water at low tides ? weather ? B&Bs, you know the full package

Thanks in advance

I wish you all the best for 2015 and a lot of ribbing
Hey dude

I think it was 2003? Not sure who went but a few from ribnet did
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:22   #9
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thanks alex, you don t have any pdf of pics of the route they did ? with overnight stops etc ...refueling ...the few marinas having petrol on pontoon ...
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Ok dude have a look at this...

http://forums.hotribs.com/attachment...5&d=1209650928


Who's the dude, if it works
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cannot open it here will try later
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got it, 5 days this is not that much !
and a long road from belgium
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OK, here's the bit you need....

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"The ports of call shall include the following - starting from and returning to Inverness:
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Fort William night one 2nd August Kyle of Lochalsh night two 3rd August Lochinver night three 4th August Scrabster night four 5th August Inverness Finish. Be aware that depending on the weather we may create a lay day so the dates as shown above in relation to the destinations may change as may the number of days the event may actually cover.
These legs represent an average of 100 miles each day. We shall not provide co- ordinates and waypoints as we wish all entrants to be encouraged to undertake their own research in this regard. However, there are relatively few off lying dangers en- route and as you will see when studying maps and charts, common sense and good judgement will afford successful completion of these relatively straightforward legs.
The exact itinerary for each day will be finalised at each morning skippers briefing and depending on weather etc we shall plan lunch stops and stop offs along each leg of the course. All present will have the opportunity to make sure they understand the days plan and when and where the flotilla shall be heading in addition to each days final destination.
Essential items to be carried for purposes of navigation shall include a current Marine Almanac and all Imray or Admiralty sea charts for the sea areas relating to the RS4 five-day challenge. It may sound incongress but a road atlas is also a useful aid in this region!
All entrants shall be liable for their own accommodation costs and arrangements. We have chosen the stop off points specifically with such services and facilities in mind but our advice is to book your B&B in good time in order to avoid difficulty. It will be our desire for everyone to eat together or at least drink together each night when ever possible! Arrangements for the latter to be agreed on the day.
RIB International will have a 4X4 and boat trailer following the flotilla to each of the designated stop offs as land support. Each boat team will thus be assisted in the transport of their fuel on the completion of each leg undertaken where quayside fuel is not readily available. Please ensure your fuel tanks are clearly marked so as not to cause confusion during transportation etc."
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and we know that doing the caledonian canal in 1 day ...is not that easy !
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We'd start from fort William, as we can best judge the weather for the first few days, then be nice and relaxed after two days in the canal on the way back
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like that boats are de salted ... could be great if we could find a slipway on the canal ...
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Yes there is one near fort william as thats where A1an met us after Neptune's staircase.
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Hey dude

I think it was 2003? Not sure who went but a few from ribnet did
The 4m Round Scotland RIB Challenge was in 2008

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IIRC the "round scotland" 4m event started in Inverness then south-west through the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe, Sound of Mull, Kyle of Lochalsh, then around the mainland back to Inverness. Not sure where the stops were.
As you said we started in Inverness
1st night Fort William
2nd night Kyle of Lochalsh
3rd night Lochinver
4th night Scrabster
5th night return to Inverness

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Petrol will be a challenge for most of it!
Isn't it always
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thanks ribochet, and those guys had a land support too i guess ??
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LOL i used to own that SR4

OK, the slip is on Loch Locky, could be worse but not the best...
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