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Fastnet Sail - Carbery Sailing | West Cork | Ireland
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Fastnet Rock Sail

Rounding the the iconic Fastnet Rock is one of the ambitions most sailors seek to achieve. Why not achieve that dream in style on our Hallberg-Rassy yacht Merlin. You will probably have head the name Fastnet as the sea area used by the Shipping Forecasts on BBC's Radio 4. The current lighthouse is the second to be built on the rock and is the highest in Ireland.

You may also have heard of the Fastnet Race on which the Fastnet Rock is used as the midpoint of the 1,126 kilometres (700 mi) round trip from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, rounding the rock and the return leg to Plymouth. It is also sometimes used as a mark for yacht races from local sailing centres such as Schull and Baltimore.

Fastnet Rock - Carbery Sailing - West Cork

On the Fastnet Rock sail we leave Dunmanus Bay and head south pass Three Castle Head and the Mizen lighthouse. The Fastnet Rock is situated approximately 9 miles offshore from the Mizen. A freshly made packed lunch is served during this phase of the cruise but you are welcome to have tea, coffee & biscuits whenever you wish. As far as possible our products are sourced from local producers.

During this sail you will have exclusive use of our yacht Merlin and of our qualified skippers/instructors, who encourage active participation from those who want to or just simply relax and enjoy the beautiful West Cork scenery and the Fastnet Rock of course!

The coast of West Cork is rich in sea life, so expect to be visited by the local dolphins, humpback whales and seals who are always curious and love to show off alongside sailing yachts.

Day sailors just need to bring warm clothes, basic waterproofs, flat soft sole shoes/trainers, camera and sun tan cream! Safety gear is supplied.

€140 Per person

Turn Up and Sail

Meet and enjoy the Fastnet Rock sail with other enthusiasts with your skipper. There will be an absolute maximum of 6 people on-board.

Includes
  • Home made soup & rolls
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits
Duration
  • 7 ~ 8 hours approximately
€800 exclusive

Fastnet Exclusive

If you prefer an exclusive Fastnet Rock cruise, then you can rent the whole yacht and skipper and invite your friends or family. Maximum of 6 persons.

Includes
  • Home made soup & rolls
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits
Duration
  • 7 ~ 8 hours approximately

Minimum charge is €700 if less than 5 persons.
Sailing Times*
  • 10:00 to 17:30
*These times will vary with respect to the tide.

Other options: Cruise along the Wild Atlantic Way in style on our Hallberg Rassy 'Merlin' and visit the Bays and Islands in West Cork.

Fastnet Exclusive

If you know when you want to sail on Merlin, give us a buzz and we will endeavour to fulfill your chosen time.
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Fastnet Rock Sail

Sorry, we have no Fastnet Rock Sailing's scheduled just yet. However, if you have a date we will endeavour to accommodate your request.
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Carbery Sailing specialises in beginner's sailing and Fast Track RYA Day Skipper courses. We also undertake adventure sailing cruises on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries on a Hallberg-Rassy 46.


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