image

Welcome to the world of 

Spirit of Oysterhaven 

Ireland's largest Sail Training vessel and flagship of

Oysterhaven Activity Centre

 

 

Spirit is now on her way on an extended voyage south to the Canaries and Cape Verde islands and across the Atlantic to Grenada. In February and March she will cruise the Caribbean islands of the Lesser Antilles from the Grenadines to Antigua.

Following Antigua Classic Regatta in April she will begin her homeward voyage, via Bermuda and the Azores arriving back in Ireland for a new season of Sail Training voyages in mid June 2017.

This presents a wonderful opportunity to combine a great sailing adventure with some practical citizen science, helping to draw attention to the wealth of marine resources that flourish around our coastlines and their vulnerability to litter and pollution. We have linked up with a number of agencies, including Coastwatch Europe and Dr. Tom Doyle from NUIG , to undertake water quality sampling along our route. Part of our focus will be on highlighting the extent of plastic in the ocean, with a particular emphasis on micro plastics.

If you would like to join the crew of Spirit of Oysterhaven on this voyage just get in touch at info@spiritofoysterhaven.ie 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 Cape Verde and for cruising in the Caribbean 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.

image

Voyage Calender 2016/17



VOYAGE
START DATE
FROM
FINISH DATE
TO
 
Island Cruising/ Whalewatch
10/12/2016
Boa Vista
16/12/2016
Boa Vista
Ocean Shakedown Cruise
04/01/2017
Sal, Cape Verde
08/01/2017
Mindelo, Sao Vincente
Atlantic Crossing
09/01/2017
Mindel, Sao Vicente
25/01/2017
Grenada
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
image