Update: Wild Atlantic Way Sailing Expedition
Greetings from a wet and windy (& Dry and Calm!!) Ireland! Just a quick note to give you an update on the West of Ireland sailing trip. The first week crew are safely back to Westport after an adventurous & eventful trip and here’s how it’s gone so far…
Our Kinsale to Westport passage has been adventurous, with us experiencing everything from flat calm at the Fastnet Rock to a full gale on the West Coast.
Continuing on from the SW coast leg of the passage, we did a long leg between Dingle and Clifden. We sailed through the night in order to beat the next weather system that was moving in. After leaving Clifden, heading towards Inishbofin under motor, we experienced winds gusting up to 40 knots. Having reached Westport, the students are all well and happy, having thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Week 2: Crew Changeover by Laura Taylor
28/3/16 Day 1: Westport to Inishbofinn 28NM NW to W 3-5, we stopped for lunch on a mooring off Clare Island and spotted otters, seals and dolphins with-in the first two hours. Second leg to Inishbofin, we moored against the ferry on the pier for the night, so we had an early start moving ourselves out of the ferry way in the morning.
29/03/16 Day 2: We departed early from Inishbofin, around Slyne Head and into Roundstone in one leg 29.4 SW 3-4. Four seasons in about an hour at one stage today! Found the approach to Roundstone Bay quite challenging. However, this challenge created a great learning experience for our trainee skippers.
Today we are planning to sail to The Aran Islands and then sail over night to Dingle Co Kerry. (Weather permitting of course)
You could be part of the crew on our next sailing expedition. We run regular sailing trips around South West Ireland and West Cork and you’re welcome to join us. Our sailing expeditions are suitable for beginners to more experienced sailors alike. Talk to James on 00 353 (0)87 617 2555 or contact us here.