Sailing from Ireland to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
- Vessel: Cherokee
- Where: Ireland/Cornwall
- Duration: 9 days
- Embark: Belfast, Ireland - 16 September 2023, 18:30
- Disembark: Falmouth, Cornwall - 25 September 2023, 10:30
Join Cherokee in Ireland as she prepares to set sails to to Cornwall, via the sub-tropical archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
Join adventure yacht Cherokee on the Irish coast in the city of Dublin as she spends a few days sailing south along the coast before making an offshore crossing toward the Isles of Scilly.
This voyage is combination of offshore sailing adventure and sheltered coastal exploration. As long as the weather permits, stopover at the sub-tropical archipelago of the Isles of Scilly before continuing the journey to finish in the Cornish port of Falmouth.
- Offshore sailing 325 nm
- Private Cabins
- Night watches
- Time to explore ashore
- Island hopping
YOUR SAILING AREA
Ireland to Cornwall
From Dublin, we will set sail for Falmouth on England’s south-west coast in Cornwall. From the Irish Sea across the Celtic Sea around Land’s End, via the Scilly Isles. Weather and tide will ultimately determine our route, but the plan is to do this in manageable stages.
The first one or two days we will stay on the Irish coast, so everyone can get used to the ship quietly. A nice stretch along the beautiful Irish coast and out of Dublin, there are plenty of places to explore ashore.
Then we will make the sea crossing towards the Scilly Isles, a distance of about 135 to 200 miles. That means one or two nights at sea, where we will sail on in a watch system.
The Isles of Scilly is a sub-tropical archipelago, 28 miles off mainland Cornwall. This stopover is certainly sure to be a highlight of the trip (as long as the weather cooperates!). Thereis a plethora of secluded bays, hidden anchorages and a combination of both uninhabited and habited islands to explore.
Depending on the wind, we will pick the best one and the tide will determine when (and if) we can anchor there. If the weather cooperates, we will have a day to recuperate and stretch our legs on one of the beautiful islands, which appear subtropical due to their beautiful vegetation, beaches and clear waters. On the final leg, we will round Land’s End and sail from the Ocean into the English Channel. This sailing trip is planned a little longer, which means that if the weather cooperates, we can call at the fishing port of Newlyn or anchor in the Hellford River.
Falmouth is a beautiful and welcoming harbour, where we end the trip in a nice restaurant and, of course, a beer in a cosy pub in the evening.
All voyages for Cherokee
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Cutter
In 2008, Jouke Lemmer purchased Cherokee after spending years sailing with his father’s ship amongst others. Cherokee was built in 2000 by award-winning boat builders J & J Design and a year after buying her, Jouke refitted Cherokee radically, transforming her into a truly comfortable charter vessel, giving her a cutter rig and space for a generator so as to offer his passengers power and hot showers!
She is a fast, 16m vessel with a stunning teak deck and spacious cockpit, and she operates with two crew members (her skipper and the bosun/chef). Cherokee is exceptionally good at what she was built to do – pure sailing. Read more about what to expect with life onboard here.
Jouke sails his ship all over the northern hemisphere, leaving Cherokee’s home port of Rotterdam in May and sailing anywhere from the Hebrides and the Channel Islands, the Faroe Islands and Ireland or even down to the North coast of Spain before making the journey back to Holland in October. Join him and his wonderful ship for the adventure of a lifetime – think exhilarating sailing, bucket list destinations and top-notch hospitality.
Deck planMore about Cherokee
LIFE ON BOARD
Perfect for the adventure traveller, Cherokee is a custom-fit charter vessel, designed to ensure her guests enjoy comfortable but exhilarating sailing.
Sailing with Cherokee certainly ticks the adventure travel boxes with a continuous A to B sailing schedule throughout the season. Skipper Jouke believes this is the best way to experience as many destinations off the beaten track as possible and loves to share his sense of adventure with guests.
Guests are actively encouraged to get involved with all aspects of sailing under the relaxed guidance of Jouke. Take the helm, help with the winching of the sails, anchoring and basic chart navigation. Skipper Jouke was born at sea, the son of a Baltic Sea Captain and a naval architect when he’s back on land – you could not be in safer hands!
Sleeping & relaxation
With four private guest cabins, comfortable bunks and two bathrooms at either end of the boat, Cherokee can easily cater for solo travellers, adventurous couples or groups of friends or family. A hot water boiler runs off the cooling water of the generator, so there is plenty of hot water for washing and showering!
Below decks, she offers a comfy and spacious saloon perfect for eating, playing cards or simply reading a book. You’ll find beautiful panelled mahogany interiors, giving the ship that classic feel. A well-equipped galley opposite the saloon provides a perfect social space, ready to bring you delicious food after an exhilarating day of sailing. Eat under the stars if the weather allows in the spacious cockpit, offering comfortable couches and a good-sized table.
Authentic Offshore sailing
The boat is owned and sailed by experienced skipper Jouke and there is a ‘bosun’ who also does the cooking. The bosun will be preparing dinner as you arrive and after breakfast on your first morning aboard Cherokee, you can be guaranteed a relaxed start to your sailing holiday.
Jouke and his crew try to use the engine as little as possible, sailing into port as much as they can. Cherokee only clocks up about 180 motoring hours every year, which is pretty impressive. Due to this, as with most of our vessels, the days of your holiday are subject to the weather, using the tide as your clock. Guests aren’t presented with a tight schedule or itinerary for this reason, and it makes the trip much more adventurous and flexible.
- All inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Soft/hot drinks)
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet) and wash towel
- Full crew plus tuition
What’s not included
- Offshore sailing suits are available for hire (please let us know if you need more information when booking)
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
- Travel insurance
- Sailing Insurance (Please read our Sailing Insurance page for more information)
- Crew tips
- Personal expenses
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Cherokee?
There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season. Guests will just need to ensure they are following any international guidelines to travel to the boat.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken on board?
Dutch and English.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Cherokee has two twin berth cabins and two double berth cabins for guests.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
Cherokee has two toilet/shower rooms.
Are bedding & towels provided?
Is there an age limit?
Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes charging facilities are available when the generator is running.
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
You can hire Sailing suits for £35 for the week.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.