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Welcome to the world of 

Spirit of Oysterhaven 

Ireland's largest Sail Training vessel and flagship of

Oysterhaven Activity Centre

Spirit is now own the Cape Verde islands preparing for an Atlantic crossing in early January to Barbados and then on to Grenada. In February she will cruise the islands of the Grenadines and in March visit the Caribbean islands of the French West Indies, from Martinique to Guadeloupe, arriving In Antigua in April in time for Antigua Classic Regatta.

Following the Classic Regatta she will begin her homeward voyage, via Bermuda to the Azores where she will spend two weeks cruising among the islands before commencing her homeward voyage back to Ireland for another season of Sail Training commencing at the end of June 2017.

In September Spirit will sail across Biscay for the Algarve where it is planned to haul her out and do a final refit before, reluctantly, putting her up for sale.  After 20 years under current ownership she has never been in better shape and the time has come to pass the helm to a new owner to enjoy more adventures and explore new horizons with her.

If you would like to join the crew of Spirit of Oysterhaven on this voyage just get in touch at spiritofoysterhaven@oysterhaven.com and we can let you know when and where we have berths available. 

We need to make the voyage cover its costs so everyone is expected to make a contribution to share running expenses, which for Ocean Milebuilding voyages averages out at €50 per night. For island hopping and coastal cruises, such as cruising in the Caribbean or Azores, guest crew will be paying €120 per night, and for events such as Antigua Classic regatta it will be €180.

All crew members will be members of Spirit of Oysterhaven Club for which the annual subscription is €50.  This will also entitle you to avail of other crewing opportunities aboard Spirit during the season when she is back in Ireland.

 

 

 

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Voyage Calender 2016/17



VOYAGE
START DATE
FROM
FINISH DATE
TO
 
Island Cruising
26/01/2017
Prickly Bay
28/01/2017
St Georges
Cruising Grenadines
28/01/2017
Grenada
07/02/2017
Carriacou
Cruising Grenadines
07/02/2017
Carriacou
09/02/2017
Bequia
Cruising Bequia to St. Lucia
10/02/2017
Bequia
17/02/2017
Bequia
Cruising St. Lucia to Martinique
17/02/2017
Bequia
19/02/2017
Carriacou
Cruising Martinique
20/02/2017
Carriacou
25/02/2017
St. Lucia
St Lucia to Martinique
25/02/2017
St. Lucia
04/03/2017
Martinique
French West Indies
04/03/2017
Martinique
11/03/2017
Martinique
French West Indies
11/03/2017
Martinique
18/03/2017
Martinique
French West Indies
18/03/2017
Martinique
25/03/2017
Martinique
French West Indies
25/03/2017
Martinique
01/04/2017
Martinique
Cruising Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe
01/04/2017
Martinique
08/04/2017
Guadeloupe
Cruising Guadeloupe to Antigua
08/04/2017
Guadeloupe
15/04/2017
Antigua
Antigua Classic Regatta
18/04/2017
Antigua
25/04/2017
Antigua
Voyage Preparations
25/04/2017
Antigua
27/04/2017
Antigua
Antigua to Bermuda 1000 miles (6-7 days)
28/04/2017
Antigua
05/05/2017
Bermuda
Bermuda
06/05/2017
Bermuda
10/05/2017
Bermuda
Bermuda to Azores 1,850 miles (12 days)
13/05/2017
Bermuda
26/05/2017
Horta, Azores
Cruising Azores
27/05/2017
Azores
02/06/2017
Azores
Cruising Azores
03/06/2017
Azores
10/06/2017
Azores
Homeward Bound! Azores to Oysterhaven 1,200 miles (8 days)
11/06/2017
Azores
20/06/2016
Oysterhaven
Adventure Sail Training
26/06/2017
Kinsale
30/06/2017
Glandore
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