Tangle has a very busy 2006 lined up. At the time of writing she is about to depart for the Scottish Islands Peaks Race. Then the following weekend it is the Bell Laurie Scottish Series where tangle will be defending her class win in 2005.

After that she gets togged up for an extended cruise. This year it is the Lofoten islands, North of the Arctic circle. So lots of great pics for the website coming soon!

Other Stuff

Tangle racing on the Forth ©Liz Tulloch
Scotland, late 2001

The more astute of you may have noticed the web site looking a little different. If you have an old browser it may look dreadful. If you have surfed here with Opera or Firefox it will look amazing. But the galleries don't work yet. When Alastair gets his finger out they will be up and running too.

Eventually regular crew will be able to udate this site themselves with text, pictures and even video, so you guys get preparing great content for the site.

Tangle in Vika
Norway 2000

About us

Welcome to Tangle's Web pages. This place is for all who have an interest in Tangle and it provides notes on where we have been with her and where we plan to go.

'Tangle o' the Isles' is a Beneteau 32s5 based in Oban on the west coast of Scotland. We acquired her in 1998 when she was 9 years old and after spending her first 2 years on the West of Scotland has since been further afield visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark in 2000/2001

This site covers her adventures by means of a photo gallery and short stories written by various crew members.

We have taken the name "Tangle o' the Isles" from an old Scottish walking song called "The Road to the Isles". The chorus is:-

Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles.
If it's thinkin' in your inner heart the braggart's in my step
You've never smelled the tangle o' the Isles.
Oh the far Coolins are puttin' love on me
As step I wi' my cromack to the Isles.

There are lots of web sites that have the words and music. The word Tangle literally means a type of seaweed, but the poetic interpretation would be that it is the sharp ozone smell of the sea shore. For us, the "Tangle o' the Isles" is the attraction to the Scottish west coast.

Tangle's owners are members of both 'Oban Sailing Club' and the 'Royal Highland Yacht Club'.