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 :))

Headed South … Very South

Niall MacAllister has headed as far south as possible and it isn’t to find warmer weather.

He has teamed up with Damian Foxall and Lucy hunt on board Ocean Tramp, exploring Antartica, as part of Quixote Expeditions.

Reports are in that it is as incredible as he had dreamed it wood be x 100 or more. The crisp snow, icebergs, seals, penguins and blue skies are incredible.

Last Course of 2019

Competent Crew or Day Skipper training 2-6 September.
Live aboard the boat for 5 days, 4 nights.

Explore Bantry Bay and learn the ropes.

€800 pp in own cabin or bring a friend and share €500 each.

Emails us on for advise, details or to book.

Ellen Hutchins Festival Wildlife Kayak Tour

Tues 20th August 10am-12pm €15pp

Join local marine expert Niall MacAllister of Wild Atlantic Wildlife, for a Kayak around Adrigole Harbour.

As you paddle the harbour Niall will explain biology and ecology of the seals, seaweeds & other marine life in Adrigole Harbour.

We are limited to 28 spaces in a combination of single kayaks, double kayaks and canoes.
Wetsuits of all sizes are available for €3 or it may be warm enough to paddle in toggs or shorts.
Bring old shoe or wetshoes / boots.
Buoyancy aids provided.

Advance booking required.
All ages welcome. Must be able to swim.
Spaces limited.
Text Niall directly to book your place on 083 1156672.

Beautiful Adrigole Harbour, your sheltered waters

Dog Friendly Day

Friday 21st June 2019


The OFFICIAL Dog Friendly Ireland Day 2019 with Dogs Trust

We open our doors to welcome all paddlers and their doggies.

Book directly with Niall on 083 1156672