Cork to Cowes Delivery

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23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 £250.00
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Cork to Cowes Delivery

Venue: Cork / Cowes

Price from: £250 per person

Duration: 5 Days

A fantastic five day milebuilding adventure - join us on this exciting passage from Cork in southern Ireland to Cowes on the Isle of Wight and add an Irish Sea crossing to your logbook!

 

Please be aware that the Irish Sea can be a difficult crossing. We will require all crew for this event to have at least the RYA competent crew qualification - preferably day skipper. Please phone the office for more information.

What the Girls Had to Say

"What a fantastic milebuilding trip this turned out to be! A great crew and our incredibly patient skipper who encouraged me to get involved with planning our passage despite my trepidation at getting it wrong...plus we saw dolphins on our passage back - incredible!"

Starts: 4pm, Saturday, Crosshaven Marina, Cork

Finishes: Ends 4pm Friday

About The Event

A five day sailing adventure which takes us from picturesque Crosshaven in County Cork across the Irish Sea back to our home berth here in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

If you are looking to complete your Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster and need to gain some extra miles then get on board! This would be the perfect trip for you! 

You can be as involved with the planning as you like - use it as a skippered passage if you're working towards your Coastal or Yachtmaster qualification - or just come along for the ride and get some miles under your belt.  Either way it'll be lots of miles to add to your log book and a chance to get away from it all for a few days!

Join the boat on Saturday evening to give yourself time to prepare and get a good night's sleep before we set off early on Sunday morning on our five day adventure back to Cowes, crossing the Irish Sea and passing the Isles of Scilly as we head round the southernmost corner of England on route to our destination. Don't forget to keep an eye out for dolphins - or even a massive basking shark as you pass the Cornish coast!

You'll be split into watches for the passage, taking it in turns to steer, navigate and generally keep a look out - as well as making sure you and your fellow crew stay well fed and watered throughout the journey. 

Why not join us beforehand for the infamous Cork Week Regatta and enjoy some first class racing, with lively Irish entertainment in the Crosshaven tented Race Village every evening, as well as in the many bars and pubs in the town itself!

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • All food whilst on passage
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals when not on passage
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link above to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

Call us on:
+44(0)1983 28 28 67

Email us on:
info@girlsforsail.com

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