Thank you

Thank you to all the amazing kayaks and sailors that came to enjoy the waters of West Cork this summer. Our doors are now closed we have a busy winter ahead as we get ready for 2023. Here is a small taste of the fun that was had this summer. 😃

One Summer Ends Another Begins

Jessy’s Skipper and Yachtmaster Instructor, Niall MacAllister, has left our autumnal shores and headed south – we mean REALLY SOUTH. Niall is currently in Stanley, Falklands, getting Ocean Tramp ready for the Antarctic summer season with Quixote Expeditions. It is always difficult to say goodbye, but the draw to explore is strong. It is truly such a life-changing experience to be there with wildlife that has no fear and the incredible impact of the icy landscape. He is currently servicing the heads, so we don’t really want pictures today!!! So we thought we would share a few Antarctic shots from last year for the moment and look forward to sharing more of his adventures once he is back on deck!

Last Course of the Year

Only one cabin remaining for our autumn series of Irish Sailing training on board Jessy of Adrigole. Bring a friend for €600 each or take the cabin all to yourself for €850. Board 4 October and disembark 8 October.
All meals are included and are responsibly sourced meats or vegetarian. No extra boat, fuel or mooring fees. Explore Bantry Bay and anchor or moor up so somewhere different every night to really learn a wide variety of skills. #competentcrew #dayskipper #bantrybay


Kayaking Weekend Advance Bookings

We have enjoyed an amazing summer launching everyone out in Adrigole Harbour to Kayak with the Seals. Thank you everyone for joining us on the Water. We normally close up in Sept but have decided to open up at the weekends for anyone that wants to get one last paddle in before the waters get cooler. Text your date, time and boat to book a slot 0831156672 🚣👍🦭

Last Course of the Season


Day skipper and Competent Crew Live Aboard Training
€600 per person sharing a twin cabin or €850 for private cabin

20-24 SeptemberAdrigole Harbour and exploring Bantry Bay … FULL
4-8 OctoberAdrigole Harbour and exploring Bantry Bay … 1 cabin available

We have one cabin available on the last Irish Sailing Training week. Step on board Monday 4th October and explore Bantry Bay while learning the ropes – Competent Crew for beginners or Day Skipper for the next step up.

Find out more

Signed up to the Failte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter

Find out more about the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter HERE.

Jessy is sooooo comfy

Jessy has 3 double cabins, galley with small oven and hob, a large main saloon with navigation table and the heads (the loo). She is well cared for and a comfortable space to enjoy.

1 space available on 5 day Competent Crew / Day Skipper Week

Sat 11th to Wed 16th July
Competent Crew and Day Skipper with Bantry Bay Sailing Club
~ 5 days with 4 nights – includes all meals due to our current COVID 19 standards
~ this will actually be in the main saloon berth instead of cabin sharing, as part of our current COVID 19 standards

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Keeping You Safe from COVID 19

We have put together some standards to ensure we are sailing covid smart.

We have put together some standards to ensure we are sailing covid smart.

Crew are asked to complete a sailing questionnaire asking a series of questions on covid contact and personal health.

  1. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms over the past 14 days?
    • Cough, Fever, High temperature, Sore throat, Runny nose, Breathlessness or flu like symptoms. 
  2. Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 infection in the last 14 days ?
  3. Are you a ‘close contact’ of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days? (ie. Less that 2m for more than 15 minutes accumulative in 1 day)
  4. Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?    
  5. Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?       

We are currently following the following guidelines on board (these may change as government and Irish Sailing recommendations and guidelines are updated …

  • Sailors carry their own personal small hand sanitiser
  • Boat will have sanitiser on deck, below deck and in the heads.
  • Request the wearing of buffs (neck scarfs) that can be pulled up quickly and easily if 2 sailors find themselves within 2 meters of another sailor in a physically straining situation.
  • The boat will be cleaned thoroughly before you board. 
  • All crew (and skipper) will clean their hands and surfaces regularly.
  • Seating at mealtimes to on deck and if the weather doesn’t not permit this, then well spaced out in the saloon.
  • No going ashore to busy areas (i.e. bars, restaurants).
  • A respect for each other’s space
  • If a sailor should become ill during the sail, they report it immediately to the skipper and they will be brought ashore and for collection by land to be arranged.
  • Wear your own sailing gear where possible, 
  • Have your own water bottle for drinking
  • A labled mug will be made available and allocated to each sailor for the duration of the trip or bring your own keep cup.
  • Any personal waste should be disposed of securely in your own refuse bag in the cabin or in the heads swing bin.
  • Jessy will not sail if the weather is shows a forecast of high winds that will put the boat at any kind of risk or put the sailors in a position that will likely lead extreme difficulties to socially distance.
The labled mugs for on board Jessy
(sorry NOT the coffee machine is not on board, but we do have a lovely steel cafetia and real coffee on board :))
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