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2023 Cruising Season

Follow our 2023 cruising season that saw us sail from the Isle of Wight to Northern Ireland. The weather in 2023 was not particularly easy to deal with; it was great up until June then it went pretty dire! But we still managed to see and enjoy some beautiful places. We hope you’ll find our information useful and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. As always the info contained in our blog is for guidance only, so please prepare your passages accordingly. Safe sailing!

Yacht approaching Titanic Quarter in Belfast Lough

Sailing into Belfast

After our day trip to Belfast a few weeks earlier we really wanted to explore the city a bit more so we decided to head up Belfast Lough and make our way into Belfast Harbour Marina which is located between the Titanic Quarter and the SSE Arena. Our Transit up… Read More »Sailing into Belfast

Titanic Quarter and Waterfront

Killyleagh to Belfast Day Trip!

After sailing from Dun Laoghaire via Port Oriel we had arrived in Strangford Lough, anchored just off the moorings at Killyleagh Yacht Club. Leaving our dinghy at the pontoon belonging to the club we hopped on a bus to the Northern Ireland Capital City of Belfast, leaving our boat at… Read More »Killyleagh to Belfast Day Trip!

Sunrise on yacht in Irish Sea with Mourne Mountains

Port Oriel to Strangford Lough

After nearly getting hit by a fishing boat whilst at anchor at Port Oriel (Clogher Head) we couldn’t wait to raise the hook and get going! And today we’d be heading to Northern Ireland! Strangford Lough was our destination, in particular a spot close to Killyleagh, approximately 7nm inside the… Read More »Port Oriel to Strangford Lough

Howth Harbour

Howth and Malahide

The weather just wasn’t playing ball for us this summer! We had hoped to visit Howth and Malahide with the yacht however the constant periods of low pressure meant finding a good day to head up there was proving difficult. With Storm Antoni now approaching we made the decision to… Read More »Howth and Malahide

Dun Laoghaire Marina

Exploring Dun Laoghaire

After our sail up from Arklow we checked into Dun Laoghaire Marina and set about exploring this part of Ireland. Dun Laoghaire is a coastal suburb of Dublin, about 8 miles from the Irish capital. It has a somewhat cosmopolitan and Mediterranean feel, in fact it really reminded us of… Read More »Exploring Dun Laoghaire