Despite being under 40 Nautical Miles from the Outer Hebrides off Scotland's stunning west coast St. Kilda lies in the often unforgiving North Atlantic.  A bucket list item for many sailors we aim to bring together like minded adventurers in "The St. Kilda Challenge"


What is the St. Kilda Challenge

Quite simply it is a gathering of sailors held in the spirit of adventure and safety in numbers to undertake one of sailing's most memorable events.  Whether your preference is to cruise or race we hope you can join us both afloat and ashore for one of Scotland's unique events.


On The Water

With a flotilla option for those wishing to cruise in company, a sprint race from Lochmaddy and a passage race from Rathlin Island we've got you covered!  The flotilla and sprint race will both start from Lochmaddy, passing through the sound of Harris.  With the flotilla making their own way to St. Kilda the sprint race will be permitted some motoring in the sound of Harris and will round the St. Kilda archipelago before finishing in village Bay.

The passage race will start from Rathlin Island with the primary routeing taking the fleet to the west of the Scottish Islands.  An alternative routeing option may be available if needed due to weather conditions.  The passage race will also round the St. Kilda archipelago before finishing in village bay.

If weather conditions suit there will also be time to step ashore before the flotilla, sprint and passage race fleets head for the onshore festivities at Lochmaddy.


On Shore

Song, dance, a gathering of friends and like minded souls.  What better way to celebrate "The St. Kilda Challenge" than with a programme of onshore events.  With all three fleets joining together at Lochmaddy on North Uist the islanders will have a warm welcome ready for your arrival.  Follow the link below to see the full programme of shore side events.