The Sea Kayak Race from Oban Bay and around the Island of Kerrera is a fun but challenging enterprise with the winners having taken less than 2 hours to circumnavigate the 5 mile long and 2 mile wide island (at its widest point).
The sea state can vary dramatically with large waves expected on any day with wind from the south particularly at the south end of the island.
This is a great spectacle for observers at the beach head in the centre of Oban or the piers.
Watching the Kayakers arrive at the beach between the piers from Kilbowie where they have been scrutinised. The start is always quite spectacular.