Galicia & NW Spain Pilotage

  • Course ID: N315
  • Discipline: Navigation
  • Level: Basic Navigation

These fantastic cruising grounds have been popular with sailors from Ireland for many years. Eddie English first cruised these waters in the late 1970's and has a particular affection for Galicia. Learn how to plan to make best use of weather forecasts for the 500 mile crossing. Learn which port is best for your landfall. Learn about La Coruna and Muros and the famous "Cabos" between them. Plan for cruising in the "Rias" -

Boat -
Length of Course 1 evening
Objective Be prepared for cruising along the coast of Galicia and Northwest Spain.
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 Galicia and NW Spain.

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.

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