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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

Anchored Yacht

Anchoring at Killyleagh in Strangford Lough – We LOVED this place!

After sailing along the coast from Port Oriel (Clogher Head) we anchored in Strangford Lough, just off of the club moorings belonging to Killyleagh Yacht Club on the western shore of the Lough. Killyleagh is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland and the anchorage here provides good holding in… Read More »Anchoring at Killyleagh in Strangford Lough – We LOVED this place!

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