Cruise Reports from RWYCI Members.

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Jabiru is a Westerly 32 and is owned by RWYCI sailors Jim Lalor and Pat O'Shea. She completed a "Round Ireland" cruise in 2014. Jim Lalor has kindly provided the following summary of the legs involved:


Departure Port             Arrival Port
Kilrush Kilronan (Aran Island)
Kilronan Inishboffin Island
Inisboffin Blacksod Bay
Blacksod Broadhaven Bay
Broadhaven Teelin
Teelin Arranmore Island
Arranmore Tory Island
Tory Portsalon
Portsalon Portrush
Portrush Rathlin Island
Rathlin Bangor
Bangor Ardglass
Ardglass Howth
Howth Arklow
Arklow Kilmore Quay
Kilmore Quay Dunmore East
Dunmore East Crosshaven
Crosshaven Castletownsend
Castletownsend Crookhaven
Crookhaven Derrynane
Derrynane Dingle
Dingle Kilrush


Total length of Round Ireland trip: 850 nautical miles

Total number of legs: 22

Number of days on board: 26

Stormbound days Broadhaven: 3

Stormbound days Dingle: 1

Number of islands visited: 5

Fastest speed over ground: 10.7 knots

Number of bottles of wine: Quite a few!



Jim Lalor 26 days

Dom Kelly 26 days

Pat O'Shea 8 days

Ronan McHugh 6 days

Michael MacMahon 4 days

Michael Meagher 3 days