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Scotland Sailing
Insights into Sailing in Scotland

A Grand Day Out…

November 16th, 2011 alison

Wednesday, 15th June 2011 and yacht “Azores High” slipped its lines and departed Kip Marina early in the morning. The crew on board were on a mission to pick up the crew of Timeline Films who were filming for BBC’s Grand Tours of Scotland. As the yacht sailed south to its destination of Millport Bay the rain seemed continuous, but as we got further south it started to lighten, eventually drying up just in time for us to meet with the rib that would collect the crew from the jetty and bring them out to us.

Grand Day out

With the crew making it out to the yacht dry, cups of tea were issued and then after setting the sails the filming began. With Paul Murton on the helm, the pieces to camera were completed as we sailed through the Cumbrae Pass and past the Tann spit. With the wind dying Richard, the cameraman made a hasty retreat to the rib to get some shots of the yacht sailing from there before being dropped on the beach at Little Cumbrae island to get some shots from shore. With the crew happy that they had all they needed we headed towards Largs where the rib was ┬áto drop them to make their trip home by road. Until… we realised that nobody had picked up Richard from the shore! Beating a hasty retreat and retrieving him we then continued to Largs, dropping off the crew and heading on homewards to Inverkip. We had a great day and look forward to seeing how sailing in Scotland is portrayed in the show.

Andy taking the crew back to Largs

Watch it tonight, Wednesday 16th November at 20.30 on BBC1 Scotland. (And we’ll keep our fingers crossed that they don’t use the clip where the genoa didn’t tack nicely!)

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