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Scottish Grand Prix / 27 May to 2 June Page 1/3
Fine weather saw some 12 RIBS and more than 40 participants take part in this yearly highland fling.

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The early arrival at Oban of the Swiss, Peter Zurrer with Stephan & Rosemary Wittmer enabled a day's start on the event and the chance to visit and circumnavigate the Isle of Mull.

The weather was surprisingly remarkable as the rest of the UK and mainland Europe suffered severe gales and major flooding.
First stop was the entrance to the tiny cove Bull Hole with the Isle of Iona and the mini luxury cruise liner the Hebridean Princess in the background.

After a visit to Staffa, on which a landfall or sea cave entry was not possible due to the underlying ground swell, a course was set for the remote island of Ulva. A warming soup lunch was enjoyed at the pier's Boathouse and the bright sunshine and spectacular scenery of the Inner Hebrides warmed 'the cockles of your heart'.

(Bottom, Left) Peter Zurrer takes in the view

(Top, Right) Dog Watch at Ulva Pier

(Bottom, Right) Boathouse Ulva

(Top, Left) The day was to be quite remarkable for Stephan & Rosemary. They were reunited with their daughter Gaby on our return to Oban that evening.

Gaby, who had been working abroad for more than a year, joined up with her family for the splendour of Scotland.

(Top, Right)
Sound of Mull from McCraig's Tower, a mock Colosseum which dominates the skyline of Oban

(Bottom, Right) Peter and Carl on HIGHLANDER gather with the other RIBS in front of Duart Castle

(Top, Left) Mike Southward - the main man - chief organiser of the Scottish Grand Prix

(Bottom, Left) BOOMERANG -
promise to come back?

(Top, Right) Deep Sleep on TOO DEEP
the partying too much for the skipper!

(Bottom, Right) NOMAD - smallest RIB 4.8m but eventual winner of the Grand Prix Prize