This is a spectacular cruise combining Cornish, Welsh and Irish scenery and culture with some great sailing. Join us in Penzance on a summer evening full of promise. Help to plan an epic adventure on the edge of the Atlantic and the Irish Sea. Sail on the tide and make our first passage westwards past Lands End and the Wolf Rock to the unique natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly and a perfect anchorage off the beach at St Agnes. These islands are renowned for lovely scenery, clear blue Atlantic seas, white beaches and, abundant wildlife. Time to relax here – with visits to St Marys and Tresco – perhaps a swim and a barbecue on the beach – before heading north past the Longships Light and an overnight passage across the mighty St Georges Channel to Wales. Take your turn on the helm, steer on a star, and watch the boat’s wake glitter astern as we eat up the miles. Experience first light and then sunrise at sea and mark the first sight of land ahead – the beautiful scenery of Pembrokeshire. This is a land of great cliffs, fast tides and unspoilt beaches, wildlife reserves and Welsh hospitality – and a comfortable harbour at Milford Haven. Too soon its time to head north again – through the sounds past St Davids Head and Skomer Island and then a glorious charge on to Dublin Bay. Here we’ll cruise up to Howth and a welcome berth in the yacht club Marina – just a Dart ride away from Molly Malone’s fair city. What an adventure – and time now to celebrate in style.
Travel: Penzance: Mainline trains (First Great Western) from London Paddington and connections from Plymouth and Exeter to the rest of the UK. National Express coaches from London and many other cities. Nearest airports are Plymouth and Newquay.
Dublin: Air to Dublin Airport. Ferries to Dun Laoghaire. Dart rail service to city centre.