Sailor’s Voyage to Ireland
- Vessel: Maybe
- Where: Cornwall/Ireland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Penzance, Cornwall - 12 July 2023, 14:00
- Disembark: Dublin, Ireland - 15 July 2023, 10:00
Join tall ship Maybe as she makes an open water voyage from Cornwall to Ireland.
Join classic tall ship Maybe in the Cornish harbour town of Penzance on the south west coast of Cornwall for a sailing holiday adventure to the Irish city of Dublin.
Spend 4 days working your way North up the coast of the UK and across to Ireland with longer hours under sail. Exactly where you stop over and anchor will entirely depend on the weather forecast but the skipper should have a better of what to expect as you board.
- Fully crewed tall ship
- Great for couples or solo travellers
- Private cabins
- Suitable for beginners
- Longer hours under sail
YOUR SAILING AREA
Sail through St George’s channel offering some great opportunity to take the night watch (with a crew member of course!) and sail under stars, gently swaying with the rhythms sailing a traditional wooden boat at night. There’s a great sense of peace as the ship settles down for the evening and your eyes become adjusted to the night sky with little light pollution from land – its a spectacular sight on a clear night.
Swap one Celtic coast for another as you set the sails from Penzance. This voyage will see mainly open water sailing both by day and night as we sail to reach our destination of Dublin. Harbour calls and anchorages will be dictated by the weather and tides.
All voyages for Maybe
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Gaff Ketch
Built in 1929, classic boat Maybe is a beautifully shaped 28m gaff ketch. A strong sea-worthy vessel, she is built with extra strength using steel frames, a hardwood hull and teak decking.
She has a rather famous history, once being owned by Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, father of the flying Dutchman, Cornelis ‘Conny’ Van Rietschoten. Having spent most of her life privately owned sailing around the world, she has been owned by her present owners since 1989.
After a complete overhaul in 2007 and a restoration to her original Gaff rig in 2011, she now spends her summers sailing Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and winters keeping warm in Spain and Portugal.
Guests are invited to get involved with all aspects of sailing Maybe, from hoisting the sails, taking the helm and even some basic navigation. An onboard chef provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot breads and cakes throughout voyages, ensuring you won’t be going hungry after a day on the water!
Sailing with classic boat Maybe is certainly an enjoyable, hands-on experience and guests are encouraged to get involved with all aspects of sailing this magnificent tall ship. From hoisting the sails to taking the helm, the friendly and knowledgable crew are always on hand to show you the ropes. If you’re new to sailing, don’t worry – the crew will guide you in exactly what to do, even if you’ve never stepped foot on a boat before. Sailing with Maybe is an experience you won’t forget! A beautifully restored classic tall ship, get involved with hoisting sails and being on hand to tack and jibe.
Pitch in together with the crew to cook locally sourced produce, fresh fish and home-made bread with hearty home-cooked meals and plenty of tea, coffee and cake! Your ticket price includes one glass of wine with your evening meal too.
Below decks is a nod to the traditional tall ship era with decorative wooden panelling throughout. A generous saloon area is great for eating hearty home-cooked meals, sharing sea faring tales or maybe a game of cards with your fellow crew. There are three twin bunk cabins and a fourth 4-person cabin that all share a large shower/toilet.
Your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft drinks. Bedding is provided – you just need to bring your own towels.
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Maybe?
There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Generally, alcohol is not included; *One glass of wine is included with your evening meal on leisure voyages (not expedition/crossings)
Are bedding and towels provided?
Bedding is provided. Please bring your own towels for swimming and showering
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
4x Twin Cabins(& 1x 6berth Cabin for private charters if needed)
Are bedding and towels included?
All bedding is provided but towels are not so please bring your own for showering/swimming
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
How many toilet/showers does she have?
2 toilets/showers for guest use
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.
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.
Is there an age limit?
We recommend over 8+ years accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio but please check in the office for any under 18's as it can vary from voyage to voyage.
From: Penzance, Cornwall
To: Dublin, Ireland
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Penzance train station is about a 10 minute walk from Penzance Harbour. There are direct trains with Great Western Railway from Plymouth, Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central and London Paddington into Penzance.
Newquay Airport requires taking either a taxi to Redruth Train Station and then the train to the end of the line at Penzance, or a taxi direct to Penzance.
STAY IN PENZANCE:
There are plenty of places to stay in Penzance. Try Chapel House Hotel, The Dock Inn or Hotel Penzance.
Dublin Airport is an 11 minute bus ride on the no. 702 or 703 which runs hourly into Dublin operated by Aircoach which costs about £8. Flights go direct Dublin Airport from London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton with British Airways, Ryanair, Loganair and Eastern Airways.
STAY IN DUBLIN:
There are plenty of places to stay in Dublin. Try Harding Hotel, Pembroke Townhouse Dublin and Eccles Townhouse.