Castle & Islands 2018

Coquet Yacht Club's famous Castle & Island Challenge is back for another year. Make sure you put the date in your diary - Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018.


For more information about this years race Click here 


Dear Skippers, Runners and Crews

THank you for taking part in the 2015 Castles and Islands Challenge.   We hope you enjoyed the event.

An easy to read PDF copy of the detailed results is avaliable for you to pore over.

This year the Najad Trophy for the best overall corrected time within 24 hours was won by Charisma skippered by Richard Morgan.

Charisma also won the Harrison Centenary Cup for the best corrected sailing time.

The Toulmin Trophy for fastest running time was comfortably won by Ian Harding and Paul Waterston,  the running team from Spurreli, skippered by Nick Spurr.

The Fastest Ladies Running Time Trophy was won by Claire Sapwell from the yacht Elver, skippered by Alistair McDonald.

And finally - The All Rounders Trophy was won by Charisma.

Well done Charisma - almost a clean sweep!

So once again - many thanks to you all for taking part - we look forward to seeing you and other participants in 2016.

Alan Purdy
CYC Sailing Secretary


So what is the Castle & Island Challenge?

The event is a challenge for teams of 4 to 6 sailors and runners. Runners start from Alnwick Castle and take a cross country route, via Warkworth Castle, to Amble where they join their boats. The yachts then race to Seahouses, Holy Island and Low Newton, via Inner Sound and Staple Sound in the Farnes. At each harbour the runners disembark to complete runs around Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh Castles before returning to the finish at Amble. The challenge is to complete the course within 24 hours.

On the following pages, you'll find a wealth of information relating to the event, reports on previous events, and most importantly, you'll find contact details for the event organisers and application forms to apply.  Click here for the 2015 gallery to see what it's all about...