Explore the Spectacular South West of Ireland
If you are planning or considering whether to sail in South West of Ireland, you are in for an experience of a lifetime. The scenic town of Kinsale, just 20km from Cork International Airport, is a great starting point for your adventure. Experience everything that the Gourmet Capital of Ireland has to offer before you set off to explore the spectacular cruising grounds of the south west coast.
In Kinsale you will find us, Sovereign Sailing, in the heart of the town at The Trident Hotel.
Our private marina has exclusive berths for our fleet of yachts.
The marina is fully serviced and located in the heart of town where you will find all you need close at hand, our local supermarket will even deliver your provisions directly to the marina gate.
After a detailed handover on your chosen yacht we can offer some advise on the cruising grounds you are about to explore. We can talk through weather forecasts, sea conditions and any specific harbours or areas that you are interested in visiting. We all have our favourite harbours, bays and inlets and we can guide you to the best anchorages or moorings and more importantly to some of our favourite pubs and restaurants where you will experience the legendary Irish hospitality.
At times we may have more challenging weather than some ‘warm water’ locations but what we can guarantee is a warm welcome and hospitality that you will find in every harbour and port of refuge along our coastline.
After a day at sea it may be something as simple as the offer of a hot shower, a feast of fresh seafood or a creamy pint of Guinness. You will most likely stumble across some of the famous ‘craic’ that you’ve heard so much about.
Traditional Irish music session is a must in this part of the world.
As you sail west from Kinsale, with each passing headland and lighthouse you will notice that the landscape and scenery becomes more wild and rugged. We have outlined some typical itineraries for both 1 Week and 2 Weeks sailing trips.
If what you are craving is to stay far away from the hustle of even the smaller harbour towns then there are numerous islands that we can recommend for you to visit. We can guide you to some secluded places that won’t be found in every cruising guide. Our local knowledge is invaluable.
You can’t travel through these spectacular cruising grounds without taking in the array of wildlife that you will undoubtly come across.
- http://www.iccsailingbooks.com/product/south-west-coasts-ireland-icc-sailing-directions/ Recommended reading for anyone about to explore the SW coast.
- https://eoceanic.com/sailing/harbours/europe/ireland Great for pilotage planning.
At Sovereign Sailing we pride ourselves on offering an excellent Yacht Charter Service. We have options for bareboat and skippered charters on our fleet of luxury yachts ranging from 37ft to 50ft. There’s a yacht to suit every need.
Call us to discuss your charter needs +353 21 477 4145 or email email@example.com