British Raiding


2016 Monday 8th – Friday 12th August

The Clyde

Dear Raiders,


The sharp-eyed (and those with a good memory) will see that we have changed the emphasis from English waters to British waters.

The 2016 Raid (the 7th) will be based at the Blairvadach Outdoor Centre on Gareloch, just outside Rhu and Helensburgh, and will take place mainly in the waters of The Clyde in Scotland.

Last years Raid in Plymouth showed the benefits (to the organisers at least) of a fixed base located at a Watersports Centre.

Using Google maps to investigate the coastline of Britain, searching for places to host a Raid, showed up very few suitable locations but led us to The River Clyde; one of the most famous places for British sailing.



Notwithstanding his sterling work in organising the Mylor and Plymouth Raids (ER5&ER6),  which was above and beyond the call of duty,  Peter Chesworth has very kindly offered to help me organise this one as well.  I am extremely grateful for this and for any offer of help in planning the routes for this year or in finding a location for next year (2017).


The dates for the 2016 Raid will be Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August 2016.


Whilst the Raid is in the School holidays on order to encourage younger participants the Blairvadach Centre is not set up for very young children.  There are no high chairs, for example.


To view the programme and costs click on the Programme 2016 link.

To see the likely routes click on the Raid Map 2016 link.

To register your interest in attending please click on the Register 2016 link.


Having the 2016 Raid in Scotland is not intended in any way to compete with the excellent Sail Caledonia which remains the best test of sail-and-oar adventures in the UK.


Geoff Probert December 2016