Southern Ireland Cruise - 14 Days Itinerary
Evening - Arrive at Hamble Point Marina - Introduction to yacht. Safety briefing. Explanation to where everything is kept. Passage planning and discussion about the cruise ahead.
20:00 Ashore for a drink, bite to eat and get to know the Skipper and other people on the cruise. Sleep aboard the yacht.
Wake up - Early Start. Preparation, weather update and deck briefing. Depart the Solent for Poole or Weymouth. Practice: Conventional and electronic navigation. Course to steer, Estimated positions, collision avoidance, coastal passage making and pilotage techniques. Moor up.
Early start sail off towards Cork - practice coastal and offshore navigation, tidal gates and watch keeping.
At Sea - Coastal and Offshore Navigation - Watch Keeping - Night navigation
After a second night at sea - arrive in Cork and moor up at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven.
Wake up and sail to Kinsale. Moor up and explore ashore.
Wake up and have breakfast. A leisurely day to rest and look around Kinsale.
Sail from Kinsale to Castle Townsend. Anchor overnight.
Wake up and have leisurely breakfast, wander ashore and explore. Sail from Castle Townsend to Barlogue Creek and anchor for lunch. practice. Afternoon sail to Shirkin Island, moor up over-night and explore ashore.
Early morning sail from Shirkin Island - around the Fastnet rock to Cape Clear.
Sail to Baltimore and stop overnight. Passage planning for return trip across the Celtic Sea - to the Isle of Scillies.
Depart Baltimore for overnight passage to Isles of Scilly - Daylight entry and anchor of Tresco. Spend the day exploring ashore.
Wake up and have leisurely breakfast set sail for Falmouth, Plymouth or Brixham.
Passage planning and preparation - Depart with the tide and spend overnight at sea practice coastal and offshore navigation, pilotage and watch keeping.
Arrive off the Needles early hours of the morning in time to catch the flood tide up the Solent back to Hamble Point. Pack up, Clean up, debrief, logbooks and depart.
(This itinerary is intended as a guide and cruises may vary