Ireland Mile Builder
The Equinox Ireland Mile Builder is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience. Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor
Its ideal opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. There will be 6 opportunities to skipper a 60 mile passage under instruction while following one of the most famous offshore race routes.
The Fastnet Race is a 620 mile nonstop race starting in Cowes and finishing in Plymouth. The Equinox Ireland Mile Builder will follow the same route as the Fastnet Race but at a more leisurely pace. With stopovers including Falmouth, Valentia Island, Dingle and Fenit the crew will experience overnight passages with the opportunity to catch up on some sleep and enjoy the local cuisine and hospitality.
You can join the boat for the whole fortnight or just one week as there is a changeover possible in Fenit which is just a short bus or taxi ride from Kerry Airport with daily flights to London.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 430 nm in a week or 860nm in 2 weeks.
1st Sept to 8th Sept 2018
Day 1 – Hamble to Falmouth – 175nm
Day 3 – Half day of rest then sail around the Lizard to Lands End
Day 4 – Lands End to Valentia Island – 240nm
Day 6 – Half day of rest, then cruise into Dingle Bay, past the Blaskett Islands and into Tralee Bay
Day 7 – Arrive in Fenit Marina – 60nm
Day 8 – Changeover/rest
9th Sept – 16th Sept 2018
Day 9 – Tralee Bay to Valentia Island – 60nm
Day 10 – Valentia Island to Penzance – 250nm
Day 12 – Half day of rest then sail to Plymouth 85nm
Day 13 – Plymouth – Hamble – 130nm
Day 14 Finish in Hamble
Total mileage – 1000 nm
All meals while sailing and breakfast when moored as well as mooring fee are included.
Flights and transfers are not included.
14 day cruise £1100 per person
7 day cruise with changeover in Fenit £650 per person
Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or to ask any questions