Offshore Sailing from Ireland to Cornwall
- Vessel: Maybe
- Where: Cornwall/Ireland
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Cork, Ireland - 7 August 2023, 14:00
- Disembark: Falmouth, Cornwall - 13 August 2023, 10:00
Join tall ship Maybe as she makes an open water voyage from Cork, Ireland to Falmouth, Cornwall.
Join classic tall ship Maybe in the Irish harbour city of Cork as you enjoy and offshore sailing adventure to Cornwall. This offshore sailing adventure will cover about 450 nautical miles over ten days as you become part of the watch system with the crew. Discover the wonder of night sailing under the stars, learn the ropes and help solve tidal puzzles.
Spend 7 days working your way south down the coast of Ireland and across to the UK. This voyage is perfect for those looking to spend more time on the open water, learning new sailing skills and improving existing. Get involved with all aspects of sailing under the friendly guidance of the skippers and crew.
- Fully crewed tall ship
- Great for couples or solo travellers
- Private cabins
- Suitable for beginners
- Longer hours under sail
- No experience needed – just a love for adventure!
- Sail area & highlights
- Life on board
- Travel planning
- The boat
- What's included
- Boat schedule
YOUR SAILING AREA
Sail down 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 Cork. This voyage will see mainly open water sailing both by day and night as we sail to reach our destination of Falmouth. Harbour calls and anchorages will be dictated by the weather and tides. Perhaps stop over on the beautiful sub-tropical archipelago of the Isles of Scilly or visit the quaint harbour town of Penzance in Cornwall.
You don’t need any experience to jump aboard but a love for adventure is certainly needed!
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!
Read more about Life on board Maybe here.
Life on board Maybe
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. With private cabins and generous communal spaces below decks, she’s perfect for solo travellers, couples or even family groups. The crew are well versed in sailing Maybe with her season running skippered charter holidays and taking Youth Sail training voyages to share this rich maritime history with the younger generation.
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.
Sleeping, Eating & Relaxation
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!
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.
Read more about what to expect from a typical day and life onboard Maybe.
- All inclusive meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet)
- Full crew plus tuition
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- Use of stand-up paddle-board
What’s not included
- Wash and/or swim towels
- 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
Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
Please read more information on our Insurance guidelines page.
This voyage will be more than 12miles offshore.
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: Cork, Ireland
To: Falmouth, Cornwall
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.