West Cork is blessed with a wonderful coastline and the area of Baltimore, Schull, Crookhaven and the Islands is certainly the mariners favourite. Come aboard our online course and explore this amazing area with Eddie English. Eddie has enjoyed exploring this area for over 50 years and wants to share his knowledge with you. We will visit the principal ports of Baltimore, Schull and Crookhaven and all the islands including Cape, Sherkin, Hare, the Skeams, the Claves, the Cartys, Castle, Horse, Long, Coney and more! We will take a peek up the Ilen and we will highlight the best anchorages, beaches and hotspots - as well as pointing out areas to avoid! Two great evenings to help you enjoy the area even more!
|Objective||Be prepared for cruising along the coast of Brittany and Northwest France.|
|Location||The chartroom at SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh. Also in your local club.|
|What to bring||A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. You will also need a Plotter or Parallel Rulers, Nautical Dividers and an Almanac. Also bring your own charts of Brittany and NW France.|
Syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements.