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The St Kilda Challenge

An annual international yacht race from Lochmaddy, North Uist to St Kilda. Comann na Mara in conjunction with associated Partners.

Take on the St Kilda Challenge

The St Kilda Challenge is an event open to all individuals and vessels, however for those that wish to actually take on the Challenge of racing to St Kilda please ensure you have read the The Race round St. Kilda section of this site and ensured your vessel meets the requirements needed.

The cost of entry for vessels is as listed below 

For vessels taking part in either "The Race round St Kilda" or "The Flotilla"

Vessels up to 49 feet 11 inches LOA - £120

Vessels 50 feet or more LOA - £150

*Challenge fee includes, berthing for the duration of the Event at Lochmaddy Marina (Thursday to Sunday), access to water and electricity (when possible), water taxi's from moorings to shore events, entrance to certain shore events and presentation ceremony for all crew. Red Diesel and Gas are also available from the marina at an additional cost. Prices subject to change year on year.

Stay Tuned for Special Offers

As we get closer to the challenge there will be a variety of special offers available for vessel skippers and their crews. As offers become available you will be notified, however please also keep an eye on our social media channels for updates as well.

The Race round St Kilda or The Flotilla

the Challenge has two elements, participants can either take part in the Race round St Kilda or they can take part in the Flotilla. For details on exactly what each involves please view "The Challenge Course" for details before completing the initial interest form below.

Challenge Interest Entry Form

Please fill out the fields below to show your interest in taking part in the St Kilda Challenge 2018. A member of the board will then be in touch with more information and explain how to pay. If you wish to take part in the "Race round St Kilda" you will also need to complete the race entry form found on the Notice to Race page.

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