It is true that Eddie has a love affair with the Isles of Scilly - he has been going there since the year he started SailCork back in 1974. This is the closest part of England to Ireland - just 130 miles from Cork Harbour. It is a world apart - golden beaches and rugged unspoilt scenery - yet very challenging in terms of pilotage. The Isles of Scilly can act as a gateway to Cornwall and Devon if you are on an extended cruise - great information and tips on Falmouth, Fowey, Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth etc.
|Length of Course||1 evening: April 4th RCYC|
|Objective||Be prepared for cruising among the Isles of Scilly and along the South Coast of England.|
|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 Scilly and South Coast of England.|
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.