Home Port


The practice of sailing

November '99

Paddy's Weekend

Force 7




The theory , the planning

Good Links - to Sailing in general and to Irish/UK information



This section describes a number of formal cruiser courses in which I got the opportunity to exercise all the theory of the shore-based courses in a structured manner.
Face it, most people's cruising 'experience' is confined to grunting over winches or polishing the wheel for a spell - or just being ballast.
A structured training course is a guaranteed way to get hands-on for all aspects of sailing a boat and progress to actually skippering a 50-footer.

November 19,20,21  1999

November '99

November 19,20,21 1999

50 miles in a Beneteau 510

Paddy's Weekend 2000

Paddy's Weekend 2000

March 16,17,18,19

150 miles in a Beneteau 510

The Fastnet, Cape Clear and the Dolphins

Force 7

Force 7

March 24,25,26

50 miles in an Oceanis 380

Winds a steady 25 knots, gusting to 32