I wrote in 2003: The Great Glen Raid was, for the three years 2000-2002, a rally for sail and oar craft from Fort William on Scotland’s north-west coast to to Inverness on the east, through the Caledonian Canal, most of which consists of lochs, as opposed to locks. The term ‘Raid’ was coined by its organisers, a non-profit French body called Albacore, as shorthand for an independent sail-and-oar expedition. The same event continues today with different management, under the name Sail Caledonia.

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