West Highland Yacht Week takes place in August and makes a magnificent sight in Tobermory bay. Over 100 yachts normally assemble during the rest evenings, in between races.
On Sunday morning all yachts race from Croabh up to Oban, which is the base until Wednesday morning. While in Oban, some yachts berth at the North Pier, while some take up moorings or anchor off the Esplanade, off Oban Sailing Club, or at one of the local marinas.
For the next two days the fleet races out of Oban, round the island of Lismore or in the Firth of Lorne. These give the challenge of narrow channels, many natural hazards, and close views of beautiful shorelines
On Wednesday the fleet races up to Tobermory. The views from the upper levels of the town across the bay, with the whole fleet at anchor, is a fantastic sight.The fleet spends two nights in Tobermory (one of which involves the mid-week prize-giving), then races back down the Sound of Mull and into Oban Bay for the final night’s celebrations.