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Welcome to the world of 

Spirit of Oysterhaven 

Ireland's largest Sail Training vessel and flagship of

Oysterhaven Activity Centre

 

 

We have had a busy season since May with voyages from Dursey to Derry providing great Sail Training experiences for crews of young people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We also enjoyed participating in Maritime Festivals in Derry, Drogheda, Dublin and Cobh.

In early October we set a course south for Portugal and the Algarve, before setting off on an extended voyage around the Atlantic, visiting the islands of Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde, Grenada to Antigua, Bermuda and the Azores, before returning home in mid May, early June.

Below is a rough calendar and itinerary. The dates and voyages are currently evolving so if you would have an interest in joining for any of the legs please get in touch.

 

Crew members wishing to join any leg of this voyage will be doing so on a “shared expenses” basis. We need to make the voyage cover its costs so everyone is expected to make a contribution to running expenses, which for Ocean Milebuilding voyages averages out at €50 per night. On some of the island hopping and coastal cruises such as the Algarve, Canaries and 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.

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Voyage Calender 2016/17



VOYAGE
START DATE
FROM
FINISH DATE
TO
 
Biscay Crossing (approx 850miles, 5.5 days)
30/09/2016
Kinsale
07/10/2016
Lisbon / Cascais
Cascais, Sagres, Lagos, Portimao, Vilamoura
08/10/2016
Cascais
13/10/2016
Vilamoura
Algarve Cruising
15/10/2016
Vilamoura
21/10/2016
Lagos
Algarve Cruising
22/10/2016
Lagos
28/10/2016
Vilamoura
Algarve (Portimao, Sagres) to Madeira, 450miles (3 days)
29/10/2016
Vilamoura
04/11/2016
Porto Santo
Cruising Madeira
05/11/2016
Porta Santo
11/11/2016
Porto Santo
Madeira to Lanzarote via Salvegas Islands
12/11/2016
Porta Santo
18/11/2016
Lanzarote
Lanzarote to Gran Canaria
19/11/2016
Lanzarote
25/11/2016
Gran Canaria
Cruising Gran Canaria
26/11/2016
Gran Canaria
02/12/2016
Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria to Tenerife
03/12/2016
Gran Canaria
09/12/2016
Tenerife
Tenerife to Cape Verde, 800 miles (5 days)
10/12/2016
Tenerife
16/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
Cruising & Whale Watching Cape Verde
17/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
23/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
Cruising & Whale Watching Cape Verde
24/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
30/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
Voyage Preparations
31/12/2016
Sal, Cape Verde
06/01/2017
Sal, Cape Verde
Cape Verde (Sal, Mindelo) to Grenada, 2300 miles (14 Days)
07/01/2017
Sal, Cape Verde
25/01/2017
Grenada
Cruising Grenada, Carriacou, St. Vincent & Grenadines
28/01/2017
Grenada
03/02/2017
Grenada
Cruising Grenada to Bequia
04/02/2017
Grenada
20/02/2017
Bequia
Cruising Bequia to St. Lucia
18/02/2017
Bequia
24/02/2017
St. Lucia
Cruising St. Lucia to Martinique
25/02/2017
St. Lucia
03/03/2017
Martinique
Cruising Martinique
04/03/2017
Martinique
31/03/2017
Martinique
Cruising Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe
01/04/2017
Martinique
07/04/2017
Guadeloupe
Cruising Guadeloupe to Antigua
08/04/2017
Guadeloupe
14/04/2017
Antigua
Antigua Classic Regatta
19/04/2017
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
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