The Corran Narrows represents the last barrier to the sailors. A natural bottle neck, it creates a wide range of challenges from racing tides to dead calms.

The three contenders photographed earlier today.

Charter Continuum clears the Corran Narrows.

Thundachild on final approach to the Corrans.

Still some way out, Leopard Clipper makes her way up Loch Linnhe to enter the Corrans.