Cowes to Cork Delivery

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09 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018 £250.00
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Cowes to Cork Delivery

Venue: Cowes / Cork

Price from: £250 per person

Duration: 5 Days

Girls for Sail Verdict

A fantastic five day milebuilding adventure - join us on this exciting passage from Cowes to Cork in southern Ireland 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 of this delivery to have at least an RYA Competent Crew certificate and preferably their Day Skipper qualification as well. Please phone the office for more information.

What the Girls Had to Say

"I loved the experience of being involved with passage planning and working out our watch system - this was my first off-shore sailing trip and it was fantastic getting to sail through the night and arriving into a port I'd never been to before!"

Starts: 10am  GFS Office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 5

About The Event

A 5 day sailing adventure which takes us across the Irish Sea to the picturesque port of Crosshaven in County Cork.

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!

We meet Monday morning and after a check of the weather and tides, following a full safety brief we'll head out on our 5 day adventure to Ireland, passing the Isles of Scilly as we head round the southernmost corner of England and across the Irish Sea to our destination, Crosshaven Marina in Cork.

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. Arriving into a 'foreign' port for the first time is always exciting - and the entrance to Crosshaven is very picturesque, surrounded by rolling green hills and rugged shoreline.

Why not stay on for the infamous Cork Week Regatta when you arrive 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
  • Accommodation on board*
  • All food whilst on passage
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • 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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