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.