SailNet Community - View Single Post - Orkney or Shetlands????
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 04-24-2011
Exiles Exiles is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Exiles is on a distinguished road
Orkney or Shetlands????

Hello

I am planning a trip from Copenhagen to Reykjavik in the near future and have a couple of questions I need answered before my pilots and cruising guides arrive.

I am wondering if anyone has experience with sailing this route or from Scotland to Iceland. I would like to know if you suggest sailing through the Shetlands or the Orkneys?

Up to this point I am slightly favouring Orkneys to make it as far to the west as possible as early as possible as the winds tend to be predominantly from west and I want to make it to Reykjavik.

I have read to avoid Pentland skerries by going through Skapa flow but cannot find any information about protected harbours or yacht clubs in Skapa if I need to leave the boat for a few days/change crew etc. Or is it better I just avoid Orkney and stop in the Shetlands? and where is a good place to stay?

Thanks all!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook