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Blue sky sailing in South-West Ireland
  (June 9-15, 2019)

Happy Crew Sailing Trip SW Ireland
If you ask us, South West Ireland offers one of the finest sailing opportunities in Europe. Because of its remote location and 'supposedly wet climate' hardly any sailor can be found there. However, as we found out, the sun mostly shines the sailors right in the face and you will be sorry to forget all your sun protection devices. Look at all the pictures here as proof: clouds can be seen ashore but along the coast the sun ignites an astonishing scenery. 

And all of that is our great reason to go sailing there: we will have the world, the ocean and the beautifull skylines totally to ourselves. Now it is your turn to experience the greatness of this abandoned area!
Amazing features
Some amazing features decorate the skyline of south-west Ireland. The island Skellig MIchael for instance houses a sixth-century Christian monastery, out in the ocean, perched 160m above sea level on a ledge close to the top, an amazing attraction and people from all over the world come to see it. Some unfortunately invain as the swell can be too strong for a landing. Another great feature is the legendary lighthouse of Fastnet Rock, famous for the great sailrace that goes around her, the weather area called after her and as the most southerly tip of Ireland. For centuries this was the first lighthouse in sight of ships coming from America. That is how her legend grew. Fastnet Rock and Skellig Michael are both extraordinary places only to be admired from the sea.

More highlights
In our trip in South West Ireland we enjoy many other attractions as well, like the waters around Kinsale, Baltimore, Loch Hyne, Sherkin Island, Clear Island, Crookhaven, colorful Glengarrif with her subtropical climate, the Dingle area, lovely Darrynane bay, the pittoresque Valencia Island and many more all to be discovered by us. We might even see Fungi, the 'wild' Dingle bay dolfin (so far, we had a 100% score). Experts say it takes a life time to see all the jewels in this area. And at last but not at least one finds here the friendliest people, the finest restaurants and ultimate pubs with great live music.


 Titel South West Ireland
 Destination Baltimore > Baltimore 
 Dates Sun Jun 9 - Sat Jun 15
 Joining Fee € 699,-
 Included- shared use of yacht
- shared cabin on board - why not introduce a friend?
- skipper
- yacht insurance
- end cleaning of yacht
- instruction can be offered in negotiation
- travel guides, walking maps and books about Ireland on board
 Exluded- return flight Amsterdam <> Cork (approx 150€ Aerlingus) See sailplan below.
- fuel, marina and mooring fees
- cost of living on board and shore (these costs are shared among crew and the skipper is held free from these charges).
bed linnen and towels (15€ p.p. to be payed on board)
- transfers to and fro airports 
 Extra> our tracks can be followed at Happy Crew Bread Crumbs
TIP: add a few days to see Ireland by land, fly into Dublin rent a drop-off car to Cork or Kinsale. Plent of friendly hotels and bed and breakfasts can be found along the way.

Concept Sailing plan

 Day June Activity / Destinations/ Remarks
 1 Sun10:05 Arrive in Cork with Air Lingus from AMS
12:00 Arrival and day Baltimore/Sherkin island, trip preparation
19.00 Dinner in Baltimore
20.00 On board 
 2 MonSailing west, Fastnet Rock, Crookhaven
 3 TueSailing west + Visit to Parknasilla
 4 WedSailing - Skellig Michael, weather and swell permitting us to land at Skellig Michael, Derrynane harbour
 5 ThuSailing - Glenngariff, Lawrence Cove
 6 FriSailing - Clear Island, Shirkin Island
 7 Sat> 09:00 Off the yacht
> Transfer Dingle > Cork Airport (more details later)
> Flight Cork - Amsterdam (excluded).
* Destinations are indicative

Further reading

Fastnet Rock 

Skellig Michael - West Ireland
Skellig Michael

Happy Crew Sailing Trip Ireland Valencia Island Caherseveen
Valencia Island/Caherseveen

HAppy Crew Sailing Trip Ireland
Kenmare River

Happy Crew Sailing Trip Ireland - Dursey Sound
Dursey Sound

Happy Crew Sailing Trip - Bere Island
Bere Island

Happy Crew - Sailing Trip West Ireland
Out on the ocean

Kenmare - West Ireland
Kenmare - West Ireland

Hsppy Crew Sailing Trip Ireland - Landing at Skellig
Landing on Skellig

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