Gothik's Circumnavigation of the UK - Planned Itinerary

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Phil T reading his book Itinerary last updated: 02 May 2006

 

The itinerary (scroll down to the table below) should give you an idea of where Gothik will be at any point in time. The itinerary is not fixed. I have tried to incorporate what is interesting, what is achievable and to include a sufficient amount of 'slack' to allow for change; whether it be crew requests, slippage due to adverse conditions, the need for more rest, or simply to "visit that pub for just one more pint..."

 

The crewing positions are open to family and friends.

 

In addition to myself I can take:

          1 crew for any leg

          2 or 3 crew for most legs

          4 or 5 crew for very short periods (visits of 1 or 2 days).

 

Nico Shipman

nico@summersailing.co.uk

 

Key to abbreviations and crew commitment shown in Itinerary:

(M) = Marina / Berth (full facilities, walk off access to town) (W) = Harbour / Wall (walk off access to town but no yacht facilities such as power)
(H) = Harbour / Mooring (dingy access to town) (P) = Pontoon / Posts (dingy access to town)
(A) = Anchorage / Mooring (dingy access to shore) (O) = Other (remote or limited access)
 
Dates shown in white text on a black background are weekends.
 
Crew shown in 'bold' type have confirmed.
Crew shown in 'normal' type have made a firm request for this leg.
Crew shown in 'weak' type have requested this leg but are tentative.
 
* - Approximate distances in nautical miles (M) are by the most direct route, avoiding dangers. Actual distances will increase with tide and wind.
- Time allowing for tides and wind, includes mooring (based on a conservative speed of 3.8 knots, most passages should be shorter but some could be longer).

 

Click on the place names to view in MultiMap.

 

Date

From

To

Dist*

Time†

Comments / Crew (in addition to me)

21/05

Brightlingsea – R Colne, Essex (P)

Ramsgate – Kent (M)

41

12 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

22/05

Ramsgate – Kent (M)

Boulogne – France (M)

40

11 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

23/05

Boulogne – France (M)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

24/05

Boulogne – France (M)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

25/05

en route

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

26/05

en route

Braye – Alderney, Channel Islands (H)

167

45 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

27/05

Braye – Alderney, Channel Islands (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

28/05

Braye – Alderney, Channel Islands (H)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

29/05

en route

Fowey – Cornwall (H)

106

29 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

30/05

Fowey – Cornwall (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

31/05

Fowey – Cornwall (H)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

01/06

en route

Hugh Town – Isles of Scilly (H)

80

22 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Keith H

02/06

Hugh Town – Isles of Scilly (H)

-

 

 

Keith S, Keith H

03/06

Hugh Town – Isles of Scilly (H)

Various – Isles of Scilly (A)

~10

4 hrs

Keith S

04/06

Various – Isles of Scilly (A)

en route

 

 

Keith S

05/06

en route

Milford Haven – Pembrokeshire (M)

115

31 hrs

Keith S

06/06

Milford Haven – Pembrokeshire (M)

-

 

 

Keith S

07/06

Milford Haven – Pembrokeshire (M)

Dale – Pembrokeshire (H)

~6

3 hrs

Or continue to Skomer Island (A) if conditions permit (total 15M 5hrs)

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

08/06

Dale – Pembrokeshire (H)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

09/06

en route

Arklow – County Wicklow, Eire (M)

73

21 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

10/06

Arklow – County Wicklow, Eire (M)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

11/06

Arklow – County Wicklow, Eire (M)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

12/06

en route

Dun Laoghaire – County Dublin (M)

36

10 hrs

(near Dublin)

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

13/06

Dun Laoghaire – County Dublin (M)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

14/06

en route

Port St Mary – Isle of Man (H)

70

20 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

15/06

Port St Mary – Isle of Man (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

16/06

Port St Mary – Isle of Man (H)

Douglas – Isle of Man (M)

18

6 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

17/06

Douglas – Isle of Man (M)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

18/06

en route

Campbeltown – Argyll & Bute (H)

106

29 hrs

May stop at Sanda (O) if conditions permit (minus 10M) and depart for Campbeltown the following day.

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

19/06

Campbeltown – Argyll & Bute (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

20/06

Campbeltown – Argyll & Bute (W)

Lamlash – Is of Arran, N Ayrshire (H)

24

7 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

21/06

Lamlash – Is of Arran, N Ayrshire (H)

Largs – N Ayrshire (M)

17

6 hrs

(near Glasgow)

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

22/06

Largs – N Ayrshire (M)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

23/06

Largs – N Ayrshire (M)

Tarbert – Argyll & Bute (H)

25

8 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

24/06

Tarbert – Argyll & Bute (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

25/06

Tarbert – Argyll & Bute (H)

Ardrishaig – Argyll & Bute (H)

10

4 hrs

Entrance to Crinan canal

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

26/06

Ardrishaig – Argyll & Bute (H)

Cairnbaan – Argyll & Bute (W)

4.5

4 hrs

Summit of Crinan canal

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

27/06

Cairnbaan – Argyll & Bute (W)

Crinan – Argyll & Bute (W)

4.5

4 hrs

Exit Crinan canal

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

28/06

Crinan – Argyll & Bute (W)

Am Far Eilean – Jura, Argyll & Bute (O)

28

8 hrs

Weather permitting else to Craobh Haven

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

29/06

Am Far Eilean – Jura, Argyll & Bute (O)

Scalasaig – Colonsay, Argyll & Bute (A)

20

6 hrs

Weather permitting else to Craobh Haven

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

30/06

Scalasaig – Colonsay, Argyll & Bute (A)

Craobh Haven – Argyll & Bute (M)

23

7 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

01/07

Craobh Haven – Argyll & Bute (M)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

02/07

Craobh Haven – Argyll & Bute (M)

Oban – Argyll & Bute (H)

20

6 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

03/07

Oban – Argyll & Bute (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

04/07

Oban – Argyll & Bute (H)

Achranich – Highland (A)

15

5 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

05/07

Achranich – Highland (A)

Tobermory – Mull, Argyll & Bute (H)

16

5 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

06/07

Tobermory – Mull, Argyll & Bute (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

07/07

Tobermory – Mull, Argyll & Bute (H)

Scarinish – Tiree, Argyll & Bute (H)

32

9 hrs

Weather permitting

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

08/07

Scarinish – Tiree, Argyll & Bute (H)

Tobermory – Mull, Argyll & Bute (H)

32

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

09/07

Tobermory – Mull, Argyll & Bute (H)

Port Mor – Muck, Highland (A)

18

6 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

10/07

Port Mor – Muck, Highland (A)

Canna Harbour – Canna, Highland (A)

25

8 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

11/07

Canna Harbour – Canna, Highland (A)

Carbost – Skye, Highland (H)

23

7 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

12/07

Carbost – Skye, Highland (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

13/07

Carbost – Skye, Highland (H)

Dunevegan – Skye, Highland (H)

32

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

14/07

Dunevegan – Skye, Highland (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

15/07

Dunevegan – Skye, Highland (H)

Lochmaddy – N Uist, Western Isles (H)

21

7 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

16/07

Lochmaddy – N Uist, Western Isles (H)

Tarbert – Harris, Western Isles (H)

27

8 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

17/07

Tarbert – Harris, Western Isles (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

18/07

Tarbert – Harris, Western Isles (H)

Loch Leurbost – Lewis, Western Isles (O)

30

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

19/07

Loch Leurbost – Lewis, Western Isles (O)

Stornoway – Lewis, Western Isles (H)

9

4 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

20/07

Stornoway – Lewis, Western Isles (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

21/07

Stornoway – Lewis, Western Isles (H)

Ullapool – Highland (H)

45

13 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ben S

22/07

Ullapool – Highland (H)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

23/07

Ullapool – Highland (H)

Summer Isles – Highland (O)

18

6 hrs

Achiltibuie (Summer Is) picture

Weather permitting else to Loch Inver

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

24/07

Summer Isles – Highland (O)

Loch Inver – Highland (W)

18

6 hrs

Lochinver picture

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

25/07

Loch Inver – Highland (W)

-

 

 

Achmelvich picture

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

26/07

Loch Inver – Highland (W)

Badcall – Highland (O)

21

7 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

27/07

Badcall – Highland (O)

Kinlochbervie – Highland (H)

15

5 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Will C, David C

28/07

Kinlochbervie – Highland (H)

Loch Eriboll – Highland (O)

33

10 hrs

Loch Eriboll picture

Keith S

29/07

Loch Eriboll – Highland (O)

Talmine – Highland (A)

14

5 hrs

Kyle of Tongue picture

Keith S

30/07

Talmine – Highland (A)

Stromness – Orkney Islands (M)

50

15 hrs

Keith S

31/07

Stromness – Orkney Islands (M)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

01/08

Stromness – Orkney Islands (M)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

02/08

Stromness – Orkney Islands (M)

Kirkwall – Orkney Islands (M)

32

10 hrs

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

03/08

Kirkwall – Orkney Islands (M)

Stronsay – Orkney Islands (A)

18

6 hrs

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

04/08

Stronsay – Orkney Islands (A)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

05/08

Stronsay – Orkney Islands (A)

Lerwick – Shetland Islands (W)

95

26 hrs

Weather permitting else to Wick

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

06/08

Lerwick – Shetland Islands (W)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

07/08

Lerwick – Shetland Islands (W)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

08/08

Lerwick – Shetland Islands (W)

Cat Firth – Shetland Islands (H)

10

4 hrs

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

09/08

Cat Firth – Shetland Islands (H)

Fair Isle – Shetland Islands (H)

55

16 hrs

Weather permitting else to Wick

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

10/08

Fair Isle – Shetland Islands (H)

-

 

 

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

11/08

Fair Isle – Shetland Islands (H)

Wick – Highland (W)

79

22 hrs

FULL -Keith S, Phil T

12/08

Wick – Highland (W)

-

 

 

Keith S, Phil T, Brent P

13/08

Wick – Highland (W)

Whitehills – Aberdeenshire (M)

50

15 hrs

Keith S, Brent P

14/08

Whitehills – Aberdeenshire (M)

-

 

 

Keith S, Brent P

15/08

Whitehills – Aberdeenshire (M)

Peterhead – Aberdeenshire (M)

35

10 hrs

Keith S, Brent P

16/08

Peterhead – Aberdeenshire (M)

Stonehaven – Aberdeenshire (W)

35

10 hrs

Keith S, Brent P

17/08

Stonehaven – Aberdeenshire (W)

Port Edgar – W Lothian (M)

78

22 hrs

(near Edinburgh)

Keith S, Brent P

18/08

Port Edgar – W Lothian (M)

-

 

 

Keith S

19/08

Port Edgar – W Lothian (M)

-

 

 

Keith S

20/08

Port Edgar – W Lothian (M)

Eyemouth – Scottish Borders (W)

50

14 hrs

Keith S

21/08

Eyemouth – Scottish Borders (W)

-

 

 

Keith S

22/08

Eyemouth – Scottish Borders (W)

Holy Island – Northumberland (A)

17

6 hrs

Lindisfarne

Keith S

23/08

Holy Island – Northumberland (A)

-

 

 

Keith S

24/08

Holy Island – Northumberland (A)

Amble – Northumberland (M)

22

8 hrs

Keith S - (Ian S)

25/08

Amble – Northumberland (M)

North Shields – Tyne & Wear (M)

26

8 hrs

(near Newcastle)

Keith S

26/08

North Shields – Tyne & Wear (M)

en route

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

27/08

en route

Lowestoft – Suffolk (M)

195

48 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

28/08

Lowestoft – Suffolk (M)

-

 

 

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

29/08

Lowestoft – Suffolk (M)

Aldeburgh – R Ore, Suffolk (A)

30

9 hrs

Or direct to Brightlingsea (73M, 20hrs)

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

30/08

Aldeburgh – R Ore, Suffolk (A)

Woodbridge – R Deben, Suffolk (M)

30

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

31/08

Woodbridge – R Deben, Suffolk (M)

Pinmill – R Orwell, Suffolk (A)

30

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

01/09

Pinmill – R Orwell, Suffolk (A)

Brightlingsea – R Colne, Essex (P)

30

9 hrs

FULL - Keith S, Ian S, Chris D

 

 

Totals

2455

104 days

32 days in port