Southern Ireland

There is much to explore in Southern Ireland as you go cruising

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Farewell Ireland! But we WILL be back

We were in Arklow and after a days rest, sailing can really take it out of you, it was time to plan our departure over to Caernarfon bar. When, Beverley and I are looking at passages there are...
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Masterclass: How NOT to gybe your sailboat

We left Kilmore Quay with a little bit of fowl tide. The tide turns early inshore, but we went about an hour earlier than that so that by the time we were at the corner of Ireland the tide would be...
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The graveyard of a thousand ships

We left Dunmore East under an incredibly moody sky, I love dark skies, especially when there is sunlight in the foreground, The contrast between the bright foreground and the dark skies is something...
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Our plans get derailed and we have to quit our cruise

Beverley and I had got to Waterford, so that I could get off as soon as I could and get back to the UK. This meant that Beverley was on her own into what I can only describe as a holding pattern....
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Stop chewing because your teeth are too loud

We had been in Kilmore Quay for a few days, but the weather looked favourable so we were off. We left just before low tide because at low tide the tide out at sea would be going in our favour, but...
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Going completley around the bend

Beverley and I were a few days in Arklow, sorting out a few boat tasks and getting videos put together and things of that nature. I have to say the marina in Arklow is really tiny, but it has quite...
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Plan vs Reality. And the winner is...?

The big storm that we were sheltering from had passed and we had left a full 24hours to let the seas calm down. So now it was a case of planning our passage and seeing if our plan matched up to...
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Battery failure, but the sail was nice

We left Malahide to anchor just off Ireland's eye. The weather was beautiful and it was fantastic sailing weather. I left Beverley on the helm because the last time she was on the helm, she received...
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It's supposed to be warmer if you go south

Our around Ireland adventures had begun, we had finally gone around the corner of Belfast Lough and we were motor sailing down the Ards peninsula. I had already changed into my Mullions and I was...
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Windy Bumpy Seas

We were safely moored in Carlingford Marina, and Beverley took a walk into Carlingford, to pick up a few bits and bobs. On the way there she heard shouting going on in the local river culvert. She...
Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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