Cruising 2022

Cove Sailing Clubs Cruising group has a WhatsApp group for all communication if you would like to be added please email the club and we will add you to the group for up to date information.

Cruise No 1:  
Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd. Oysterhaven + Courtmacsherry or Kinsale
Friday evening destination Oysterhaven for anchorage raft up. Dining: either onboard BBQ or bring your precooked meal.
Activity:  Take dinghy ashore for a walk up to Kinsale Spa Hotel ( western side) or across to Oysterhaven beach and activity centre (eastern side)
Details on Oyster Haven
Saturday 21st Departure for Broad Strand Anchorage. This is located western side of Courtmacsherry Bay.
Activity: Broad Strand Beach walking and swimming. An alternative option is to walk a section of the 7 Heads Walk( way marked route). The walk goes either east into Courtmacsherry or west towards Barrys Point.
Details on Broad Strand Bay
Note: if anchoring overnight at Broad Strand is not deemed advisable weather-wise, the option to overnight in Kinsale Yacht Club Marina would be a good alternative
Details On Kinsale
Sunday 22nd  Leisurely departure for a return home to Cobh.
Cruise No 2 
Friday 17th June to Sunday 19th June.  Ballycotton + Youghal
Friday 17th.  Secure to Visitors moorings Ballycotton or anchor off the pier or in the lee of Ballycotton Island.
Cook aboard or dinghy ashore to dine in Ballycotton.
Saturday 18th  Youghal Pontoon, Visitor’s Moorings or anchorage
Limited space on the pontoon. It would be advisable to book weeks ahead to ensure a berth is available.
Activity Explore Youghal town, strand and boardwalk.
Sunday: Return to Cobh
Cruise No 3     
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th City Marina
Explore around Cork city. Walks to Blackrock castle or Fitzgerald’s Park.
Cruise No 4.   
Saturday, August 13th.  Crosshaven
Saturday. Daysail in Cork harbour. Anchor off Whitebay or Ringabella, Explore ashore and overnight on the marina at Crosshaven.

Cruise No 5. September To Be Decided

Summer Holidays West or elsewhere 
Sailing in company is a way to encourage more participants and usually much more enjoyable for all. With this in mind, CSC will provide a portal on the website where cruisers can post their summer sailing plans and discuss with other boat skippers the possibility of joining together for at least part of their trips.

Members mooring Register

If you are planning a cruising trip this year a number of our members have mooring along the south coast that might be of use.We are putting together a register of mooring and owners details to get in touch to use these mooring if empty. If you would like to offer the use of your mooring to club members please let us know.

Please email us to get involved with our cruising section

Cove Sailing Club Members Current Cruising Blogs

The O’ Driscoll Family’s Cruise to the MedBlog Link Click link here

Ed Curtis. Stunning Lia is an Oyster 48 and has cruised in Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Uk and Faroe Islands.

Lia’s Sailing Blog here


Loads of great articles on members cruising in our Newsletter

Click Here

Handy Cruising Links & Ideas

Training.                           Sail Cork (VHF – Day Skipper- Yacht-Master – Passage Planning)  Sail Cork

Information.                   Eoceanic  ( Great information for cruising ) eoceanic

Mobile Charts.                Navionics   Navionics

Irish Cruising Club.     Great info and publications   Irish Cruising Club

Tides.                                   Tidal forecast      tides

Weather                                Met Eireann.   Weather